a journey starts with gentle steps

Inspiring Steps

"A journey of a thousand miles starts with just one step" - Unknown

That's a sobering thought - knowing that to achieve our dreams, our goals or desires, we initially just have to take one step..... That first step.... Which initially may be "just to be willing".......

Willing to make a change ~ willing to leave your comfort zone and be willing to take that first step onto your journey of self discovery irrespective of where your starting point is or how big that hill currently looks to you....

All it takes is small gentle steps..... Just to be willing to try.

My Thoughts

Everyone deserves inner freedom and peace!

The journey to achieve this can be one of true courage and bravery as we step into our vulnerabilities, find the strength to let go of our fears and self limiting beliefs.... These same fears and limitations that have kept us so "safe" for so long.

 As we look inside of ourselves, listen to the whispers from our hearts and gently weed out all the bits that now feels safe to let go of, bit by bit and in gentle steps until our self worth and inner power is strong enough to really open our hearts and truly be free to love and receive, experience every part of our lives and cease mere existence and instead feel free to really live and be alive.

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About me

Welcome to a little about me - Maria

As a child, I was a perfectionist with no confidence, who spent her time trying to please and gain approval from everyone around me. and when I felt that I had failed I would feel deeply ashamed of myself - so would then try harder to please, to be perfect so I could be accepted, but if that did not happen instantly, I would give up in the belief and fear of not being good enough and therefore not wanting to attract the attention that would confirm these fears. 

I guess my journey of change started at the approx age of 13, when I was given the space to start learning about me, to no longer be able to hide in others shadows and begin to develop my own character. For the next ten years I had the most incredible teacher and mentor who gently led me through this journey of self discovery and who taught me a lot of the philosophies that I have been re introduced to and reminded of again in recent years.

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It been like completing a full circle, continuing on my journey but being re awakened to the elements that make the real difference and understanding how important our own self care and nourishment really is.  

.... and now it's my time to hold out my hand to gently support others on their journey.  This role and to share these journeys; I consider a complete privilege. 

My philosophies are simply to work with the inner you - change really does start from the inside. 

Self CareIt's about finding out who you really are and accepting and approving of ourselves as well as being willing to learn to love ourselves.  By doing this and raising our self belief, we are able to step out in our own power and be completely authentic and true to ourselves.   

Living in this honesty creates a peace and inner freedom that we all deserve.

To start just takes one step.....  So let's make that first gentle step

What do you deserve in your life?

What do you not deserve?

If you could make one small change in your life today...what would it be?


In the words of Karen Drucker " we will only go as fast as the slowest part of you feels safe to do so" Chi-ki Holistic Health



Self discovery and inner work is a lifetime journey and there are some parts of this that we can identify, change our thoughts, put into action and achieve our changes quickly - there are other events and emotions that won't feel that easy..... and in this .... Being accepting, gentle, kind and compassionate with ourselves is the only way to truly make our changes.


On a final note, being accepting, kind and compassionate to ourselves, means accepting ourselves now.... Not when I have changed this or that...but accept ourselves right here and now in the understanding that we are all unique and perfect me's right now!  We are where we need to be .....perfectly imperfect and yet, we can still want to grow. 


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