The night is the hardest time to be alive and 4am knows all my secrets. ~ Poppy Z. Brite
If you struggle with sleep, chances are you’ve tried everything, been there, done that, counted all the sheep…
Or perhaps sleeplessness is new for you, triggered by hormones, your health, stress.
Whichever it is, I encourage you to try out a few different techniques, or put a new spin on things that you’ve already tried… you never know what might do the trick for you. The vitality, peace and energy that you gain will be so worth it. … Read More about Are you desperate to get a better night’s sleep, but the usual insomnia advice just isn’t helping?
I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. ~Louisa May Alcott
From anxiety and sadness, to grief and frustration, waves of emotion (“energy in motion”) can knock you about. They can also put the mind in a spin, whooshing you away inside their story lines.
This pulls in more dark thoughts and feelings, and before you know it, overwhelm is sweeping you off course, and you’re spiralling down.
“What you are experiencing is so understandably human. Hello. Welcome to the family” – Dennis Tirch
Although storms of emotion will show up from time to time, how you respond to them is everything. And there really are skills you can learn, to hold yourself steady.
Have you ever sat for a while in a grotto, just behind a waterfall? If you haven’t, I recommend putting it on your list of things to do one day. It can be very peaceful, relaxing, calming. And refreshing and invigorating too; there is rhythm and life in a waterfall.
There is discomfort as well…
You’re likely to be perched on a jagged, wet, mossy shelf of rock. And veils of misty water may be breezing your way! … Read More about Untangling from your thoughts: the waterfall metaphor
I thought of my body as a collection of limbs and organs that happened to be connected to the person I took myself to be. It was like owning a three-story house and living in the attic for sixty-four years. – Geneen Roth
Do you remember a time, when you were very little, when you were comfortable in your skin? Free, peaceful, energetic, rearing to go… before diets, rules, obsessions, judgements, self-hatred and shame kicked in? … Read More about Taking the very best care of you, without diet rules, obsessions and self-hatred
Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. – Henry Van Dyke
If you are visiting this page because you have lost a baby, I am so sorry. It is mind-boggling how life can be both extraordinarily terrible, and full of joy. … Read More about Baby loss: ways to remember the connection you share