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My latest inspired words:

[caption id="attachment_262" align="aligncenter" width="2515"] Photo by Danka & Peter via Magdeline.[/caption]   In 2014, I experienced a personal crisis that rocked my world. When the time is right I may share that story here, but for now, I want to share something that really helped me navigate this period with relative ease - and that is the concept of 'The Heroic Journey'. An archetypal map of the human experience through crisis, despair and renewal. The heroic journey was coined by philosopher and mythologist, Joseph Campbell who developed it as a common map of experience that hero(ines) go through in countless mythologies, across cultures, throughout time. It's...

"It is possible to project from the shadow the very best of oneself onto another person or situation". Robert A. Johnson, Owning your shadow.   [caption id="attachment_111" align="aligncenter" width="4912"] Image Credit: 'Sunset Hair by Alexander Shustov, via[/caption] If you are human, then chances are at some point, you've been struck by a serious case of green-eyed envy. Intense jealousy. Festering resentment. Gross and uncomfortable feelings, causing you to behave in less than desirable ways. I'm sure I'm not alone here!   Owning up to envy and jealousy is the very last thing you feel like doing. Unless you know a little secret about what is hiding in those shadows. And...

[caption id="attachment_89" align="aligncenter" width="750"] 'Awakening the Truth within' image by Hans Walor[/caption]   In the day and age of inspirational quote overload, it takes a lot to grab my attention. It needs to deeply resonate, to catch me off guard and to speak into my current (inner) experience. This one was not found scrolling through my Facebook feed, it was hanging on a friends wall when it smacked me in the heart with its deep wisdom.     I'm not even sure who said it (please let me know if you recognise it). Buddha? Sounds like something he would say!   Allow me to unpack.   1. Loyalty to the Self When I...

This post was written on 14 January, 2012. It all begins right here. My first ever post. Hello! If you are reading these words, know that I humbly offer you my heart felt thanks. I hope you like it here.   The concept for this blog has been coming in to land for the last 6 months or so and rather than wait for it to become crystal clear, I intend to just START. To write about my ideas and trust that it becomes clear as I go along.   A few months back I enrolled myself in Bright-eyed and Blog-Hearted to help me work...

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    • A L T A RC R A F T Hello
    • I NM E M O R Y Our trip to
    • F O R T Y Dear friends yesterday I stepped
    • M O T H E R I N G Just
    • Spending some very rare solo time with our first furry
    • After months of feeling like my girl has been missing
    • F R E EF A L L I N G
    • Its taken me about ninety million attempts to write a