"I can do hard things" - Why personal development is not always unicorns and rainbows

"I can do hard things" - Why personal development is not always unicorns and rainbows

Sometimes what comes up when we do this work is uncomfortable. Sticky. Perhaps to a degree unexpected, but also a ‘coming home’ of intuitive thought of feelings always known, but not always brought forward. From that we often take comfort. We have innate confidence in some way - that although it can be hard, and dark, that it is the ONLY true way forward.

Setting an intention for 2018: when is enough, enough?

Setting an intention for 2018: when is enough, enough?

Don’t get me wrong. My visualisation game is strong. I practice every morning and I know where my life IS heading. And I will get there. But I made a decision that I could be happy, grateful, and present with the life that I have right now too. This is my intention for 2018. This blog shares five tips for how to balance vision for your future life with an appreciation of the abundance in your life right now. 

Four reasons why a staycation should be on your holiday list

Four reasons why a staycation should be on your holiday list

Finding time to 'holiday at home', otherwise known as a 'staycation' can have amazing benefits both personally, as a partnership and as a parent if you have little ones around. This post highlights my recent experience holidaying ten minutes away from where my kids were being babysat and the four big benefits of why you should add this to your holiday list!

How to have a Miracle Morning - diving into Hal Elrod's book

How to have a Miracle Morning - diving into Hal Elrod's book

The amazing book 'Miracle Morning' by Hal Elrod will change your perspective of morning rituals or routines. This vlog/episode will share some of my biggest take home messages from this book - focusing on the Life S.A.V.E.R.S that help you start your day focused, inspired, on track and in charge (of your life too!) all by spending intentional time on six key areas. I've adopted a morning ritual that I love by following the suggestions in this book, but I want to be able to summarise these for you - perhaps with a new perspective on how you think and what mornings might have to do with turning that all around. 

How a morning ritual can change your life

How a morning ritual can change your life

I've spoken about morning rituals before, but I can't stress enough how a well thought out ritual - whether it be five minutes or an hour - can impact the rest of your morning, or indeed, the rest of your day!

This video talks about how a morning ritual can be transformative and set the scene for a positive day moving forward and some of the things you might consider for your own morning rituals. 

How mindful walking may be your 'in' to a meditation practice

How mindful walking may be your 'in' to a meditation practice

Sometimes walking for pleasure or for your health and fitness can come second to higher intensity exercise. But what if you reframe walking so that it is also a conscious intention practice - one where you can practice mindfulness and 'meditate' while you do it. 

This video blog explains some of the benefits of mindful walking and how you can bring a different kind of meditation into your life. No equipment needed, just you and wherever you are - eyes wide open!

Awaken in 2017

Awaken in 2017

Want to kick off 2017 feeling full of energy - not just physically, but emotionally, spiritually and mentally? Then you need to connect with me for your 90 minutes 'awakening' session - a brand new offering where we work on your 'intentions' for 2017 (not 'goals') based on how you want to feel every day. This is not your average goal setting session and if you've ever been put off by 'goal setting' then this is definitely for you! For less than $100 AND two weeks email follow up and support from me, this is absolutely not a session to miss. You'll leave with inspiration, actions and momentum to live 2017 fully engaged and full of energy.  

Self-care rituals to survive the silly season

Self-care rituals to survive the silly season

Christmas can be as draining as it is fabulous and prioritising your self-care is important in the week/s that follow. It's not just overwhelm but here in Australia it could be sunstroke, dehydration and death by trifle (I'm not a trifle fan but I have left overs sitting in my fridge from yesterday's feast... so. much. trifle).

So I've put together some simple and concise self-care rituals for the holiday period. Just some of my favourites here at The Breath Between HQ. Take five or ten minutes out to feel re-centered, re-fuelled and renewed and get back to having a most fabulous day and holiday period!

How to reframe 'routine' into 'ritual'

How to reframe 'routine' into 'ritual'

It's often hard for you to find time for yourself - for rest, renewal and feeling connected to who you are and how you want to feel. Powerful rituals can be transformative and they can boost your energy levels, help manage anxiety and increase your productivity every day. But most of all, they help you feel amazing!! This week's video is all about changing the word 'routine' to 'ritual' and seeing how that can change the way you feel about what you do everyday.

How do you 'pay it forward'?

How do you 'pay it forward'?

"No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted"

Generosity among strangers can be contagious - you spread a small amount of love to someone you don't know and your emotional and social wellbeing expands and energy grows, and what you give out comes back to you ten fold. Like cosmic karma. Paying it forward comes back in spades.

 

Giving back: good for others and good for you!

Giving back: good for others and good for you!

Giving back to your community: it's not just great for those you are helping, it's also great for you too. It brings you joy, love, compassion, gratitude - among other things. Tune into this video to get nine reasons why volunteering and giving back helps you as much as it helps others.

How to create an altar: your sacred space

How to create an altar: your sacred space

Do you have a place in your home that creates an instant sense of calm, of renewal, or peace? 

An altar can create that sacred space of contemplation, meditation and relaxation - simply by looking at it and by sitting down to focus your efforts and intentions towards that which you wish to manifest. 

Not just tidying: how decluttering can clear energy in your life

Not just tidying: how decluttering can clear energy in your life

Decluttering: it's not JUST about clearing physical space. It's about generating space energetically in our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual dimensions so that we can be fully engaged.

This video talks about the benefits of decluttering - and not just having your house and space looking tidy!