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Being You

Fear or Freedom? I remember the moment 20 something years ago, when I realized that the majority of my life was an expression of my fear rather than of my essence and I set the intention to break free of these trappings and live a coherent life. I would never have thought that reconnecting to […]

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Using Disconnection to Reconnect

In the October 2020 Happy Notes newsletter I explored disconnection and the importance of (re)connection in order to feel alive. Disconnection is a widespread condition due to conditioning. It results in denial and suppression of emotions and adds to our sense of hopelessness and powerlessness which requires more numbing and distraction – a vicious cycle. […]

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Open and Interconnected

In the August 2020 Happy Notes I explore the importance of having – and keeping – an open heart during these wild times of change. We need an open heart for so many reasons… To respond from a place of wisdom and love rather than reacting from a place of woundedness. To remember that we […]

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In my latest newsletter, I suggest that the strategy of waiting may not be the best possible option – for this extended lockdown period. And for life in general. Is this a familiar strategy that you perhaps use in other areas of your life? I invite you to explore what waiting really is all about and […]

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The Unknown

It is the last day of January 2020. How was your first month of this new decade? I started mine with enthusiasm and am ending it feeling exhausted. What is going on? My problem finder/solver mind kicked into high gear, speculating and catastrophizing and wrestling with what is: How can this be? What’s wrong? Why […]

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When life gets tough

Take a deep breath. This year has been wild with many endings, shocks and sudden revelations. The world is getting more and more unpredictable and we can feel less and less in control. Like a ship without a rudder, we can feel like we’re the victims of external circumstances, the strong currents of life. Or […]

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Don’t be alarmed

Don’t be alarmed by the discomfort you may be experiencing as you expand and grow. Like a limb that fell asleep, you may be experiencing some pain and tingling as the blood rushes back into the extremity. What you’re feeling may well be aspects of yourself which are reconnecting after having been forgotten. You may also […]

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I Stopped Being Sensible

Expect big shifts when following your HeartSong In September’s Happy Notes  I explored some of the things you may experience when you follow your HeartSong and live a heart-centred life. It is a big shift away from valuing knowledge, certainty, control, planning, either/or and black/white fixed statements favored by the mind, to valuing Knowing your […]

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Gratitude for Happiness

You may know that I am experimenting with maximizing gratitude and its benefits this month by shifting my coaching practice to a pay it forward model. Why? I hope that through receiving and giving, we can boost our sense of gratitude. Studies have shown that “a five-minute a daily gratitude journal can increase your long-term well-being […]

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Princess B, my Teacher, my Cat

Our Introduction to Animal Communication Seven months ago, our tomcat, Babylove, was unexpectedly diagnosed with advanced stage four kidney failure. We called Cat, our animal communicator friend, to communicate with him and to confirm our intuitive knowing when he was ready to be euthanized. We were devastated. A few weeks later his sister, Princess B, […]

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