Women’s Wisdom

Follow Your Heart

Follow Your Heart

  Follow Your Heart – An Inspiring Story We are continuously presented with opportunities to choose whether to follow our heart or follow logic and remain in the status quo. The heart connects you with your higher spiritual aspirations, what you are here for and how you can best serve others and the planet. It places these things of importance first and then all else follows from here. If you follow your heart it will choose the direction towards the larger view for your life. Your mind however cannot see this larger picture clearly and will make a decision from the rational, logical point of view which is very limited. The heart speaks very quietly, sometimes...

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21 Days of Quietude – A Retreat

21 Days of Quietude – A Retreat

    I’ve just returned from my annual retreat. 21 days of quietude. Decluttering my mind, replenishing my nervous system and reconnecting with nature.   This year I packed a tent, a torch, a sleeping bag and enough food for 21 days and set off to a free camp on the edge of a lake in central Queensland.     Within a few days my sleeping rhythm had aligned with the sun, moon and the stars. With only the moon and torchlight to see I was in bed by 6.45pm each night watching the stars appear. Around 5.30am I would naturally wake just as first light began to emerge, clocking up 10-12 hours of sleep, replenishing the many lost hours over the past...

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Intuitive Travel

Intuitive Travel

Have you ever wanted to go some place different, off the beaten track, a path less travelled? And yet, when you share your dream with others they reply “Why on earth do you want to go there?” But you cant really answer them because you don’t really know. Its just a feeling, a pull of the heart, a gut instinct or a small whisper faintly heard when you were caught unawares. These people, you know the ones. The ones that look afraid when you mention your travel dream and yet are quick to reassure you they have your best interest at heart. Well, be warned, because these well caring people, they are your dream killers, your heart crushers, your intuitive travel...

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Hello Slow

Hello Slow

  Slow has become a worldwide movement, slow food, slow travel, slow cities, slow thinking, slow medicine, slow sex, slow work, and raising slower children. The origins of the Slow Movement began in 1986 in Italy with Slow Food. Carlo Petrini founded the Slow Food movement to promote the use of fresh local foods, grown with sustainable farming techniques, prepared with love, and consumed in a leisurely manner in the company of good friends and family. I stumbled upon Slow, not because I was living a crazy busy life but because from a very young age I was forced by my body to move slowly. Walking slowly and moving slowly offered me many personal advantages of...

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Dreaming of Tuscany?

Dreaming of Tuscany?

  Dreaming of Tuscany, but cant quite get there?   If there is one place on earth that continues to lure me in my dreams its’ Tuscany. It all started when I watched Under the Tuscan Sun with Diane Lane and then watched it again and then again. This year while retreating in Cairns I came across the book and like most things in my life, I didn’t “plan” to read it, it just jumped off the shelf at me. Under the Tuscan Sun is a travel memoir written over 20 years ago which became an instant International Best Seller and then a movie.   Like many good books I’ve read, I enjoyed it so much more than the movie and then some. The author, Francis...

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My Self Healing Journey – Part 2

My Self Healing Journey – Part 2

    I had read about meditation in London, but I’d never been drawn to taking a class. I didn’t think meditation could help me because as far as I was concerned, meditation was for the mind and my problem was in the body. Right? Wrong.   As fate would have it, I arrived in Thailand and within a few days I was booked on a ten day silent meditation retreat on the southern island of Koh Phangan. Famously known for its full moon parties, Koh phangan was a tropical island paradise. However I was not there to party, I was there for one reason and one reason only; to see if meditation could help relieve my pain.   On arrival at the silent meditation...

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My Self Healing Journey – Part 1

My Self Healing Journey – Part 1

  I often get asked about my self healing journey and so Ive decided to share it with you. Its been a long journey, spanning over thirty years, so Im going to break it up into transformational stages which always seem to happen in different countries around the world. The first country was London and the first stage was when I became a Seeker or Way Finder. Back then I was seeking or looking for a way to relieve my pain, naturally. But over the years Ive realised I was really seeking or finding my way back to Love, Truth, God.   It all began when I deviantly said “no” to having more surgery at the young age of fifteen. I had already had six...

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Sensuality Meditation Course

Sensuality Meditation Course

  Bringing awareness to the body is one method used in ancient meditation practices. The breath is another, reciting mantras is another, focussing on a candle flame, object or image is another. Whatever the method, the aim is always to have a focussed point of concentration to draw your attention away from the thoughts in your mind. To let go of the “monkey mind” as described to me on my first 10 day silent meditation course I attended over 20 years ago in Thailand. The monkey mind jumps from one thought to another, from this drama, to that judgement, to this idea, always busy, never peaceful. Meditating on sensuality is an opportunity to focus your...

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From Worry to Joy – the fun way

From Worry to Joy – the fun way

  There are times when life seems difficult, things aren’t flowing smoothly, there are hick ups and set backs and worry gets the better of us. When the mind begins to override the heart, trouble is brewing, the slippery slope is appearing and we know if we don’t get into our hearts fast, she ain’t gonna be a pretty sight. Forget the “To Do List”, I found a beautiful tool to get you from worry to joy – the fun way. It’s called my “What makes me happy page” – also known as a vision board. The key is to start focusing on what you like in life instead of what you don’t. Whats right instead of...

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Self-Care = Contentment, peace, love

Self-Care = Contentment, peace, love

  How many times do you feel frustrated because you are unable to find the time to do the things that are important to you? The most basic principle of self nurturing is to make time for yourself. Call it ‘ME TIME’, ‘MUM’s TIME’ ‘QUIET TIME’ whatever works for you, but the most important thing here is that you make it happen. Without time to yourself there is no self.  Woman are great at giving to others and not always good at finding time for themselves to replenish their own resources or do the things they love doing. Taking ‘ME TIME’ allows us to be more present, more efficient and more loving because we have taken time to love ourselves...

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