Heads up – you know my little rambles about my own life are merely the prompt for you to reflect on your own life?

And so to failure:

I threw two fistfuls of dog nuts on the grass to entertain the dogs this morning; they found one or two and then ran back in to the kitchen looking up at me as if to say “more please”; that is quitting in my book!

Spoilt much-loved doggies ūüôā

These two ejits

If life keeps handing you everything on a plate then it is too easy to ever need to stretch yourself to be/ learn/ do more. We need challenge or at least some element of difficulty to encourage persistence. And with persistence comes skills and success (failure and resilience).

What has this got to do with failure? Well sorta kinda.. and I am getting there. My two doggies didn’t even get to the point of failure as we know it because they quit before they tried. They could make the excuse that they were only looking for one dog nut each rather than admit that they would rather have found the twenty or so nuts that I chucked in the garden (which trust me the crows will find later!).

Failure is something that people fear; like they will be found out as the impostor that cannot do something 100% perfect every time; in other words that you are being judged and that judgement is that you ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH. Fear of failure leads to people not trying, self sabotaging, and making epic excuses.

I am sorry to say but people just don’t want to hear your lame excuses; we want to hear how you got back up and made each failure count. Did you remain strong, did you try again, did you get back up, did you persist until you succeeded? Then based on the above you aren’t a failure (but may have failed the first, second…. one hundredth time).

Every successful person has failed, over and over and over, and guess what they got back up over and over and over, and that successful person was invisible for a long time until they took every failure and made it a part of who they are and integrated it into the journey to how they became seen as successful. Their success was nothing without failure; it is just that we often don’t tend to hear about it. We (want to?) see perfect and the reality is that perfect is built on many building blocks called “I failed once or twice or a gazillion times”.

If you ask me, the stories about their failures and how they made these into success is what makes people fascinating. The perfect people are rather boring; they often don’t take chances OR they are too scared to show us their imperfect side.

Having a good old rumble around with your failure is where you learn the lessons to succeed.

Failure breeds humility, gratitude, and a fire to try again.

I failed:

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Every year there is ‘that ONE swim’

There is always one swim each year that stores in my memory to tide me over through the seasons change until the next Baltic dipping in May the following year.
The swimming in Ireland is fresh and I feel the cold a lot; yet its always worth it when you do venture in. Soul food; followed by a hot cuppa tea.

I thought I had that swim in July; but a cold morning on Sept 1st this week was the most beautiful experience of the year hands down. And¬†I got to share it with friends.¬†Andree had organised a photo shoot to promote the ‘Blueway’ around Lough Derg and they couldn’t have picked a better morning. So I hopped in and joined Carmel, Aaron and Andree to share the magic.

That amazing July morning sunrise swim

The air temperature was a sharp 8 degrees but the water held her modestly warmer summer temperatures creating this amazing rising mist over the water.

I stopped on my way to Twomilegate to take a sneaky shot of Killaloe hoping no one would see me standing roadside in my wetsuit!

Words fail; we swam in silence and stopped now and again to just float.

that’s me

Sorry for so many photos; but Ireland is simply amazing when the sun shines and especially in the mornings. We may complain about the rain, and daily when training it is a mission to play the dance around the rain showers and weather app roulette games; but I wouldn’t change it for the world. The rain is what makes our country so lush and beautiful.


So I won a race

This is a blog to help the sensitive souls that are also awesome athletes.

I won a race this weekend; it was totally unexpected. I even had to have to two people check the race results as I couldn’t quite believe it. This was my second time completing a half iron-man distance and I feckin’ won the race; wow. I don’t feel that I can really claim this because due to fog and weather conditions the swim was cancelled just as we were being briefed and ready to go and the resulting race was a 7 km run, 96 km bike and 7 km run loop ran twice to make the correct distance. The loops on my Garmin were on the short side, a bit disappointing because I like perfect numbers and 6.75 x 3 does not a half marathon make LOL; so in ways I am trying to compute what all this winning means.

The last time I was really good at winning something was anorexia in my youth and a drive to over-exercise that persisted into my early thirties. I made myself invisible in life and the only winning was the beating myself up in my head. Trust me the exercise was no preparation for this sort of stuff; it was just endless hours of cardio and weight training to burn every ounce of energy out of my body and a voice that wasn’t satisfied until this mission was accomplished. It probably did make me a phenomenal fat burner if I want to take something good out of it. This sort of strategy to cope with life is very common in sensitive persons; and one that can be turned around. There is so much more to life than internalizing your sensitivity; it is so very worth it to embrace a new way of doing things.

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This¬†isn’t the story of a victim, or even a victor. Nothing really matters as much as what we do right now and I just wanted to share some words of support for the sensitive souls that also have a drive to live life to the full and have a burning desire to experience it all. In other words get out there and¬†make impossible dreams come true.

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Sedona energies….

A message to my lovely empathic and highly sensitive friends.

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So today I really got to discover, in its truthful way what the energy vortex effect of Sedona is. It is NOT a tour, a thing you can buy in expensive jewellry, Atlantean charged pieces of $$$ necklaces, or a stone; it is an energy felt by the most sensitive souls, in the least expected moments as the world calls for healing and help and for those able to listen, to feel this right through their core.

I am a science minded person; however the past years of my life have taught me to trust also in what I feel, and pay less heed to common opinion or what I am TOLD I am going to feel when I go somewhere. The body feels truth and the mind understands it in ways that the thinking brain often cannot assimilate. Sometimes you just have to feel things and be content in that knowing.

Coming to Sedona I have chosen to feel my way into this place rather than research it to death or believe every word I am told. The truth will come in its own way.

There is no doubt that there is a special energy here; and you can feel it when you get away from the (non-local) people. Nature speaks loudly here, the natural beauty of the location is simply breath-taking, the mountain formations talk a language of an age submerged in waters. For me stones and rocks and sacred sites have always had a powerful impact on my well-being and somehow focus me to where I am supposed to be in thoughts or no thoughts Рat home in Ireland my go to places are mountains and old ancient burial cairns or circles.

However there is something more going on here also; and this I am slowly easing my way into. I am not an environmental scientist, engineer, or geologist. So this is my observance from intuition.

There is a phenomenal amount of minerals in the ground, mountains and formations here; of note iron and quartz. Both these minerals will hold electromagnetic / magnetic charges (if you doubt this google the use of minerals in technology; even look at your watch it may be driven by a quartz crystal or open your circuit board and have a look. e.g.; things are an unusual shape here and there is a lot of water under the ground. Even the forestry here will add its count of negative ions to the mix and I am sure that there are ley lines and geopathic stresses going on also.

It would be my guess that this sets us up for some interesting and yet subtle energy fields notably where the geometries form more significant ‘shapes’ (conducting patterns). Sacred geometries have been well-studied and permeate our cultures through time. Think pyramids, New Grange, Glastonbury abbey, labyrinths, Rosslyn chapel, and almost every significant temple or sacred place globally; they are all constructed as such for a very real and significant reason. And it is not just for looks!

We are also in a place where healers come together and reside. The real deal authentic heart centred gifted persons. I can see their challenge to ground on a daily basis amongst the tourist masses. The more you feel; the more you are going to be shook with more feeling as energetic and emotional clutter hits this town in the frenzy.

But also I am starting to understand in my own feeling experiences that there is something deeper going on. Mother Earth is a complex system of life and energy and it is all connected in a spider web more complex than any human can ever know for sure….. what is being sent and being sensed here is not by chance.

So in my truth radar I sense that the global consciousness is amplified by the vast number of aware peoples here, the earth ground consciousness and the matrix that binds us all together is¬†more potent here due to¬† how earth can direct and move these energies in an effort for balance…

Mother Nature is trying to heal; our planet is trying to heal…. and the seekers and knowers of truth and those ‘feeling it’ well in ways it is a case of “should you choose to accept this mission”….. because what we can all agree on is that our world is in need of changes or we are going to soon reach the point of no return.

View from airport mesa

Don’t get me wrong I am absolutely LOVING my experience here; however I hadn’t expected the energies to pound my centre quite so dramatically as it was finally explained to me that the unstable¬†emotions, tears, and desire to get on a plane to South Africa into loving hugs hit me hard today. I have been feeling so emotional, lost, confused, anxious and bombarded by the energies of the USA and the endless tourists in this town; wherever the healing energy of Sedona was she was either hiding or ripping me apart in some deep emotions. I was stuck somewhere between is this mine or is this everywhere else.

And it felt so odd because I was up at 630 am this morning in a total flow of creativity and inspiration for my work before another wallop of intense feelings hit me. What a contrast and more than a little confusing!

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I felt people ‘coming at me’ with anger bombs, judgements, and just in the masses of tourists and not even a place to park; and despite my learnt ability to accept things and people as they are I was reacting for longer than normal, feeling shaken more than normal, and getting triggered to the point of¬†being over-reactive with the one person that I love and trust most; my boy. Then on top of that comes the shame and embarrassment of not being stronger, more tolerant, and less¬†of an emotional idiot.

It took crying on a bathroom floor full of water (yep done by muppet me) soothed by Veena and Ciardha today (experienced souls in the ways of Sedona) to be shown how the vortex effect of Sedona’s sacred sites amplifies all the energies and messages of the universe. You believe it when you feel it and I can only say how grateful I am for the support and words of encouragement.

I knew there was a reason I hadn’t wanted to venture far from Thunder mountain and it would seem that she is quite the special place as told me by Ciadhra¬†so now I understand the intuitions that¬†I have had to spend time either running her roads or trekking up into her mountain trails. And now I have been guided to¬†a few new places of ¬†solitude for time outs and prayer (in my own way).

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The point¬†of my writing¬†isn’t whoopee¬†here we go all about me;
It¬†isn’t about us coming together to bitch about what we are feeling,
Or doing that empath victim thing.

The point is that we are feeling.


Some message from the world….

And what are we going to do about it?

Here are my words for you today; IF you are somewhere and feeling it DON’T give up, remind yourself of your strength and dig within for the meaning and actions that come from these emotions…. there is nothing that is too daft or weird as an answer or an action…. just do it in your own heart-centred way and you cannot go wrong. Think farther than yourself; how does how you feel relate to the bigger picture? For me I was feeling our worlds pain….

Each one of our actions marries that of each other and amplifies in its effects…. something more, synergism, magic and cosmic mystery…. bottom line let’s make this world a better place; she needs us right now and feeling sorry for ourselves, hating the world, fighting against people and complaining ain’t gonna make this world a better place; worse in fact and especially worse in your reality if that is all you see.

Open your eyes; your all-seeing eyes:

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PS. there is always a place that we can go, a thing we can do, or someone we can talk to, to help bring us back into our safe heart space and the truth of the situation. If you can drop everything then go and be there.

The one thing that always gives me important emotional grounding and spiritual connection is my running. Yesterday I was blessed to see a road-runner peg it across the road right in front of me; apparently a rare sighting. In the past days I have also seen a red cardinal, a brewer’s blackbird, I had a bird of prey circle right over my head;¬†and a cohort of quail crossing the road. When I notice these gifts from the universe I know in my heart that I am in some way present and paying heed despite how at times I do may get overwhelmed in the drama.



A day after writing this I listened to this video blog from Lee Harris and it is one worth listening to.

Find your truth within

Hi everybody,

A quick check in from Sedona with some words that hopefully hit the hearts where it is needed most.

Oh and i saw my first live roadrunner bird today!!


PS the feature image is of an Indian paintbrush flower. A beautiful flower whose energy I am planning on adding into a healing energy essence before I leave. She is all about letting down walls, the ones that we used to protect ourselves with and now feeling safe to express the inner joy-filled child.


Much Love,



Sedona Day 1 and 2: Medicine Wheel and Spiritual Voyaging

Hello everyone;

I have been busy here in Sedona so my blogs may be a little erratic and more frequent in video form to keep you posted on my adventures. I will work backwards as things are fresher in my mind this way.

If you wish to skip to the video blogs here they are; they are me being me.

Firstly I absolutely MUST give my Airbnb hostess Veena a big shout out as her apartment is truly fabulous. I am blessed beyond belief to have found this gem of a place to call home for 18 days. Right now I am writing in the comfort of my room looking over the mountains with the cool breeze of evening bringing the hot day to a pleasant close.

If you are visiting Sedona please consider Veena as your hostess. Here is the link to Sedona Casa Harmony.

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Cactus flower (as Clint kindly informed me based on my description) spoke to me in dreams before I got here so excited to explore this little lady when she blooms. She holds potent healing energy medicine.

Day 2

Medicine Wheel

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Traditional Medicine Wheel

Today was a truly profound day and I was honoured with performing my medicine wheel. This is a ceremony to honour my life, ask for healing help and ‘Medicine’ and give deep gratitude to my spirit ancestors, guides and animal spirits for their answering my prayers and healing, assisting, guiding and supporting me in my journey. I am not Native Indian (!! as you know), so I feel truly honoured to partake in this sacred ritual.

I don’t have words that are sufficient in meaning, eloquence, or depth to describe the beauty of my experience. Or words to convey the emotions felt as Clint guided me through what it is to conduct a traditional Medicine Wheel Ceremony. The gratitude in Clint’s heart for my being and those in our support; and¬†my experience of joining with his¬†spiritual beliefs and traditional ways were profound. To feel the meaning of Lakota words in prayer and thanks combined with the beating of drum resonating with my heart reminded me to walk a¬†conscious path of gratitude… because you can never be grateful enough for all that comes to us.

I cannot provide a description of the Medicine Wheel that will do it justice. From what I understand I had my feet deep in Mother Earth; she grounded me and held me safe, and I was covered and protected by Father Sky; the cosmos and the energy of sun a vital form of energy for me (and us).

I always feel more connected when I am bathed in sun. The Medicine Wheel offered to me the opportunity to connect with ritual and bring harmony, balance and alignment into my life. Engaging in the ceremony called to my soul, affirmed who I am through my past experiences, and gave me clarity regarding my Path and Journey. I was given the opportunity to feel the Great Spirits and my own ancestors (and Celtic roots) because I called upon them to bring healing to my body and mind and connect me even more deeply to Mother Earth and Father Sky.

The Medicine Wheel is a circle; there are four quadrants and Clint showed me how to see this as a representation of my life. Quite quickly I saw how this would correlate to the segments of my life journey (past, present, and future all connected in one circle is what I saw) and so I embraced what I saw ahead and stepped into the wheel and my “journey”.

I won’t lie, it felt rather odd in my being to have a ceremony of such importance about ‘my’ life. And when called to verbally express myself I found this¬†quite the challenge.

However I am here for me; so it felt right to ‘get over myself’ and embrace my opportunity to acknowledge the journey of my life, my steps thus far; to offer thanks and gratitude as I saw the deeper meaning from my third eye and heart space of each quadrant of my life.

It was not by chance that the third quadrant, my now was full of young shoots ready for life.

I moved around the circle in my own way many times; supported by prayer, song and chanting from my dear guide Clint. The wind whipped up some gusts at humorously apt moments and the smoking sage apparently moved with me as I transitioned the quadrants. I was so deep in my space and close to the ground that I was oblivious to both this and the Hummingbird that joined us.


Are you ready to become who you were meant to be?
There was once a time when you used to dream big.
So what happened to all those dreams?

I also had an army of ants in the circle quadrant legs moving pieces of dead and burnt wood towards the circle’s heart.


Encountering an ant you should consider that all good things come with time, and effort.
Work with diligence, with conviction, and work with others in order to forge your dreams and turn them into reality.
Despite their tiny size these little spirits are immensely strong, great strength of will and accomplishment can come even in the smallest of packages.

When animals appear it is always a nudge from spirit. Hummingbird and Ant have their own symbolic meaning and I made sure to take note. I always find these spirit symbols when they walk into my life intriguing; especially because today a main priority for me in my journey was to see my life through the lens of love and purity, to be completely present in my being and to bring to the front of my consciousness the meaning in a positive note of experiences in every quadrant of my life. And to celebrate and give thanks for this. It would seem that Hummingbird is in agreement.

As for Ant, well I am ready to shine all that I am to the world and no longer hold fear. If there is work to be done I am not shrinking from this and will work hard to be the best version of myself in all capacities to nurture, help and assist all who come my way for health, clarity, healing, and support.

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Note Clint to my right preparing us for opening ceremony with the Medicine Wheel. We burn sage to cleanse, and offer tobacco in gratitude and thanks.

I recorded a message today for everyone that talks more about my Day (2) today and also yesterday (1) Follow the link here to my YouTube channel

Healing Journey with Michelle

This morning I was blessed to share heart space with Michelle; Clint’s wife. I want to keep this blog from being over long¬†so my brief words here are not related in any way to the significance of this mornings session.
I cannot emphasize enough the importance of seeking people in your life that understand, support and nurture you on your journey. Michelle provided a heart centred space for me to ‘be’ that provided me with more clarity, confidence and faith in my self and my journey than she probably knows…..but as the beautiful sensitive being that she is, she probably does!¬†Thank you Michelle.¬†
Images taken from today

Day 1

Was a long day! I have touched on it all in my vblog.
I had a lovely run in the morning cool before the sun spiked the temperatures; allowing me to see the town and settle my soul into my soles ūüôā
I got to finally meet Clint Frakes after months of personal and fun correspondence. It was such a gift to have Clint come into my life these past months and today we visited Oak Creek, Cathedral Rock and also the Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park.
Not only did we spend time in journey, meditation and Mother Earth’s garden I was also introduced to some of the indigenous plants. Arizona Sycamore, Prickly Pear and Desert Barberry resonated strongly with me and will be studied and added to the tool kit.
That’s it for now!
Much love

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New hat; essential for Sedona. And if anyone knows a good method for washing the red sand out of your socks please let me know!


You can reach every corner of the world with your Heart….


I was out doing a long bike training session this weekend and as I cycled past many streams and also our beautiful yet moody looking cloud covered Lough Derg a thought hit me about the power we each hold in our hearts to reach every corner of the world with healing love:

I thought about every small tiny water droplet in the flow of moving water and pondered how each one comes together with countless others to make our oceans, seas, lakes and streams. I pondered the enormity of how every single drop of water in the ocean makes an ocean and how each is magical. No one droplet is more important than the other or comes from somewhere more special than another.

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Each drop travels from clouds and sky to mountain tops, streams, lakes, puddles, rivers and eventually back to the oceans; this cycle has continued for billions of years and will continue indefinitely. Nothing man created could ever achieve this perfection and consistency.

I considered how some drops of water make their way into our food as the component holding life source; be it plant, flower, bird, or animal. And as the food and drink that we consume some water droplets become a very part of our living being; human life is 70% plus water.

Water is the medium of life, it permits chemical reactions to occur, it carries information, it holds the vibration of all thoughts and energy, it records the memory of time in our cells and in the right light the whole colour spectrum shines through. Each rainbow a giant reflection of within each droplet and a reminder of waters magical powers for we can never touch a rainbow.

Each and every water droplet trusts in its magical purpose and just flows.
Let nature teach us her lessons in the smallest of daily observations…

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If you want to send healing love into the world, then the next time you stand by the shore of a stream or lake or with your toes in the sand by the giant ocean touch the water. Touch the water with your heart and send love into her molecules. Send your heart and fill the water with your light; and know it will reach all corners of our world.

That is how much power you have in your heart… and it is the power to reach millions.

Love, Andrea

There will be a right time to let go………..



There will be a right time to let go………..when you are ready.


“There will come a time when it is safe to release the wounds deep in your¬†being. Those wounded feelings that have been¬†held safe in your body waiting for a time when you are both wise enough and strong enough to set them gently free.

And when that little bird wants to fly; let her fly….”

Sometimes deep emotional wounds surface many years later (when you are an adult and think you have it all together and often times when least expected). They feel somewhere deep in the body like a panic attack, immense fatigue, depression, pain or in a (seemingly real) physical ailment. They niggle and when touched on bring up immense feelings of something very deep and unknown. Far better be it to carry on being busy, doing, exercising, achieving, motoring on or medicating…..But the sense of something deep doesn’t go away.

Then one day, with little nudge or aggravation you will find that¬†the tears fall or the anger explodes, the depression¬†or fatigue¬†starts to lift, and the raw nerves of deep pain and emotional experiences awaken….it is now time to let them free.

You don’t need therapy;
you are not broken.
There is no one that holds answers more true,
than YOU.

Go within now;
seek the wisdom of the experiences gained on your path thus far,
And with the love that you hold in your heart,
set free the inner child.

You always were perfect;
lovable, and doing the best that you knew.
Acknowledge this now.

You are growing;
stretching yourself past what was before,
into a new and expanded life with no fear.
You choose now to be all that you know deep down you are.


It can be a confusing time as emotions coming up to heal, especially as they often feel like sensations in your  body. The mind will want to tell you that you are ill and that the pain is physical. Only you can decide now whether this is a physical or emotional pain and from here what to do.

You are YOUR healer; please never forget this or give your power away to another.

Only you know the choices that feel right for you; the answers that resonate as true for you; and when and how far to step forward on your healing path.

You may feel a raw tight knot in your guts, or a heavy pressure on your chest, pains in your throat, indigestion and pain right through your back; your lungs may tighten as if grasping for air or an anxiety may flow right through the body. These sensations are often the beginning of the release of the feelings that you had to stuff there when you were unable to deal with them many years ago. You are starting to release and heal now. The key is to follow that feeling thread and let it unravel to a time in the past that is now ready to be nurtured with the adult that you have now become.

Parent heal thy inner child….


I see often in the eyes of my awareness that the true pain presenting in my clients is that of a deeper emotional pain. A child or teenager does not have the emotional wherewithal to deal with traumatic or deep feelings at such a young and fragile age when events happened that were too large to deal with or understand.

So the feelings got stuffed down with the conclusion that there¬†was no right or safe place¬†to feel these feelings.¬†There was¬†no emotional intelligence to correctly interpret the circumstances in relation to the feelings experienced and often no one to talk to¬†that could¬†untangle the emotional confusion and illogical yet ‘logical’¬†child’s thinking process. Guilt and shame often got stuffed down into the body¬†as¬†many children felt bad for feeling these emotions in the first place. After all weren’t Mum, Dad or¬†important peers always right? And weren’t all words uttered correct and true?

The child wrongly believed that they had no right to feel as they did. For the sensitive child the trauma can be significant and highly damaging to their emotional development.

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Look back at that young child and realise that the feelings and emotions they felt at that young age couldn’t possibly be understood¬†and were logically misinterpreted into¬†conclusions of inadequacy, not trying hard enough, not saying the right things, failing to do, be, say, or look the right way or a never ending stream of other less than beneficial options. Basically the child feels that they are broken, wrong and never enough……….and so take this forward with them into life.¬†Often many times recreating damaging relationships to affirm their beliefs over and over again and further quench their self-esteem. All the while appearing to the world to be highly functioning happy achieving adults.

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So, some day it all finally¬† becomes too much and the running and doing and achieving and trying so fucking hard to please everyone feels pointless, shallow and like you are suppressing a part of you that so yearns to come out and play. Or you feel so lost in a depressed haze of feeling numb that it’s just too much to continue this way. You sense there is more…. and there is.


So why not choose now to let go?

I cannot tell you the right way to set free the wounds of your past. I can only include my own experiences and suggest to you some strategies and also encourage you that there are gentle ways to release stuck pain or negative beliefs and beating yourself up patterns. And if my words fail then please seek experts advice and/ or read more on the topic. I have written up some resources here No 31 is especially insightful for those that struggled in the family set up.

1. First and foremost slow down. Stop trying to be perfect; stop the endless doing and being and moving and whatever you do that is your chosen diversion and addiction be it work, exercise, cleaning and tidying, eating, not eating, shopping, gambling, drinking, being a perfectionist, and so on. Whatever it is that dulls your mind and numbs your body stop doing it and become present with your metaphorical naked self.

It is crucial too to be kind to yourself. You did the very best that you could at the time.

2. Immerse yourself in nature; sit by the sea or running water, walk in a forest, breathe in the clean air of the mountains, take your shoes off and plunge your feet into the earth, or sit in your garden or local park. Slow your mind and allow you thoughts to wander and your feelings to just be.

3. Animals provide wonderful love and healing. Spend time with your pets or sit in the abundance of birds and animals in the Great Outdoors.

4. Connect back to yourself. Let the body sensations ‘talk’ for want of a better description. Follow the feelings and allow your mind to travel back to where the body sensations take you. Then with awareness of the adult that you are; heal the younger you. Love, nurture, forgive, set free. Do what it is that feels right for you to set free the emotions trapped. Know that it is safe to do so now and at a pace that you determine.

5. Consider any of the following as supportive in your journey: music, sound therapy, singing bowls therapy, art, meditation, journaling, creativity, baking, gardening, meditation, talking with someone close, energy healing, aromatherapy, reflexology, body therapies or whatever you are drawn to.
I personally love energy healing essences, aromatherapy and spending quiet time alone in sunshine or when sunshine is not available then I wrap myself up outdoors where I let my mind take me to where it is that it needs to go.

5. Understand that there is no one to blame. As best you can take a step back from the world and see that every single person is doing the best that they can in life with the skills and tools that they have. They all have been on a journey; and many simply don’t have the awareness or skills to be any place other than where they were/ are in their actions and words.

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If we teach ourselves to see purely into the eyes of another,
And saw soul….

If we started to realise that we are ALL here living life;
That we are all “just doing our best”.

If we began to see the world with compassionate eyes;
And let go of judgments…..

If we saw that the first place to forgive is ourselves,
The first person to love the one in the mirror

Then I believe that our world would be a richer place….


A child sees no difference; taken by my brother Ali.

6. Know that you are strong enough to be the bigger person…. in your own time.

Remember that life is all about experience and growth,
and that all power resides in you and the choices that you make.

You now own your destiny……..

I wish you well on your journey


PS. I truly hope that my rambling writings help and that I can use every experience in my life to better and grow not only myself but touch and heal at least one other.

I believe that we all hold the power to make a difference in this world as a result of the unique journey thus far travelled. Each and every one of us adding colour, light and life to this beautiful world. Each and every one of carrying a story to spread more love and hope.


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Seek and you shall Find…..

the fone who follows the crowd einstein

I have been here in Reno, Nevada for exactly 58 days; the time has flown. I feel like I have grown as a person by 58 years; or maybe 58 hundred years. I have been up, I have been down, I have been inside out, and locked out. I have been right and I have been wrong and then I let it all go and I just was, am, and will be (as best I can).

Most of all I got lost and I allowed myself in that space between

to find myself

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Nature lets go naturally and all is just so…

We¬†hang on to¬†our beliefs so desperately… until one day we realise that our interpretation of an event has us fooled about its truth. Let it go; it may have protected you once, and then it became your story, and more often than not this leads to great pain and suffering. Quit!¬†

What matters now is that each day you are gifted with a fresh palette on which to create the art of your life…

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