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Fear of not being good enough

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One of my published articles by The Counsellors Cafe ( CC Magasine) “Fear and not feeling good enough” Its a feeling that hits all of us and different levels at different times…. click below and have a read 🙂 https://www.thecounsellorscafe.co.uk/single-post/2018/07/26/Fear-And-Not-Feeling-Good-Enough     . The Counsellors Café Magazine ​The Counsellors Café is more than a magazine. We’re…

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Mindful Living: Acceptance or survival?

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Self Acceptance and Self Love are definitely the ultimate acts of Self Care….. However…   How do you get from pain and anguish and protecting yourself to actual acceptance?   There are many stories around acceptance and one that stands in my mind, was about a lady who was a victim of repeated domestic violence…

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Worth Repeating

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Another post to share… This one from Ronna Derrick  – Ronna is a self confessed  Speaker. Writer. Storyteller. Sacred Conversationalist. she also offers a great free app called the sacred muse – check it out Worth Repeating… By Ronna Detrick  ‘Hard to believe, but I wrote and published this post in 2014. It’s worth repeating.…

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Why Mindfulness Matters

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Why Mindfulness Matters…. a great topic!   As you are aware, I like to bring you some blogs and articles from other writers as well as myself from time to time and this next article is a good read from John Parrott.   John writes “Mindfulness has become a bit of a buzzword over the…

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What does surrendering mean to you?

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This is a topic that has been brought to my attention a number of times in recent weeks.   The word surrender can conjour up so many different meanings for us all – depending on our experiences in life to date.   I can remember play fighting with my siblings as a child and having…

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How does your garden grow?

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Whilst driving home the other week, listening to the radio – I was listening to various stories from people that were phoning in explaining how they have struggles or had breakdowns in the past and how and what helped them move forward …. One lady talked about her garden and how she used her garden…

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Getting curious

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I had a great reminder today Instead of hoping for this or that…… instead of placing an expectation already with a measurement / a yard stick why not just get curious….. Be curious to what today may bring…… and accept it exactly as it is. Thats a huge shift maker Give it a go….. 💜💜💜…

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Take your focus from doing to being….

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Love this post from Richard Branson.   “Dear Stranger, You don’t know me but I hear you are going through a tough time, and I would like to help you. I want to be open and honest with you, and let you know that happiness isn’t something just afforded to a special few. It can…

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Singing your song…..

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I came across this following story today – and for me it really brings home how much remembering our identity, loving ourselves and our community and singing our song – singing from our true authentic voice – is so important to each and every one of us……   Of all the African tribes still around…

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Seeds of thought…..

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I have been hosting a number of programs recently from talks to self help training and coaching circles for discussions and creative journalling…… For each class – I spend hours contemplating, researching, contemplating some more, meditating and journalling….. I love these moments – getting really curious – one seed of thought leading to another –…

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