To understand is to love

“To understand is to love”

I’ve been grappling with some weird health issues for – what feels like – a looooong time. And as with anything that lingers or persists, I have to ask myself,  what am I resisting? But does one accept ill health when it feels so horrid? As mentioned in February’s Happy Notes newsletter, I believe that […]

Continue Reading 0
What you resist

Life Lessons from Bending Spoons

It’s too hard. It’s impossible. I could get hurt. I will be exposed as a failure. I’m not good enough. Any of these thoughts sound familiar? These were the thoughts that kept on popping into my mind before trying to bend a spoon. These are not new thoughts. They are familiar, old companions who show up […]

Continue Reading 1
Stoked School of Surf

Perpetually Surfing

  After many years of coaching people on how to surf their inner emotional waves, I thought it was time to learn how to surf actual waves. Yesterday I was lucky enough to spend two hours learning how to surf (thanks to the Stoked Surf School instructors) in the most gorgeous setting (Big Bay, in Cape Town, […]

Continue Reading 0
Trees

All You Need Are Bare Feet

– How to ground yourself and tap into your inner wisdom Recently I tried out Dr Joanne Cacciatore’s “Barefoot Walkabout” – a suggestion for how to stay present. She believes that when we are in the moment, we are able to notice that the world is rich with metaphors that help us deal with life in […]

Continue Reading 2

When Unconditional Love Is Harmful

Like many of us, I was brought up to be a ‘nice girl’ who should act like a saint, spend all of my time and energy looking after other’s needs and without expecting anything in return. Perhaps you can relate to this kind of upbringing, where selflessness was considered to be a desirable trait or […]

Continue Reading 0
Love your self

What will you give yourself this Valentine’s Day?

February is the month of Love. But how many of us remember to include ourselves in the celebration? Some of us may even think that loving oneself is “vain”, “selfish”, or “self centred”. However, without self love, there is no self care. And without self care, life quickly loses its shine and joy, leaving only […]

Continue Reading 0