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Matriarchy and Shadow Work

Matriarchy and Shadow Work

If I add lingerie in the title, I will get a lot more views. This is the where we are at. Who we have been told we are, who we want to be and what we have to do and what we are prepared to do for change. It is no wonder that when I ask people what the matriarchy...

Finding community is powerful

Finding community is powerful

Loneliness is the plague of the 21st century. Despite having more tools for connection than we’ve ever had, we are more isolated than we have ever been. Our traditional communities are evaporating. The rapid changes in technologies and transportation means that local...

Connection, Meaning, and Wellness through Rituals

Connection, Meaning, and Wellness through Rituals

Unlike routine behaviours such as brushing our teeth, rituals are meaningful acts we do with intent. Rituals embody what matters to you by putting your values into practice. That in itself will probably make you a bit happier, but performing simple rituals also has more perks for your wellbeing. Rituals can translate your values into actions and we can nourish our souls by transforming everyday practices into sacred rituals.

Habits, routines and rituals

Habits, routines and rituals

"First we make our habits and then they make us" - John Dryden Our habits explain a lot, we’re told they make us who we are. We have studied the habits of the past to tell us everything we know about ancient people, communities and cultures. We become absorbed in the...

New Beginnings and Messy Middles

New Beginnings and Messy Middles

Not only can you learn and share from one another, you can proceed with the confidence that you have champions cheering you on from the sidelines. Nothing supports a growth mindset quite as much as a network of inspiring and fiercely talented women.

Beginnings

Beginnings

The beginning is the most important part of work. If you love to research and reflect before taking action, that is fine and to be encouraged. Allow a certain amount of learning time but give yourself a clear cut off point when you commit to taking action. Trust that you have done all the research you need and the best learning is yet to come from putting your findings into practice.

The Stories We Tell

The Stories We Tell

A good story is about digging deep, asking yourself good questions and using imagination to make it come alive. That is what makes it interesting; what makes it connect with others.  I have also learned that your story is continuously developing. Experiences layer and peel back your story and the curiosity to ask the good questions turns into greater wisdom to ask even better questions.