How Journaling Boosts Spiritual Development

Whether you journal regularly, sporadically, or you’ve never gotten into it at all let’s talk about how putting pen to paper can be used as a valuable tool on your spiritual path of exploration.

Journaling can be approached in many ways of course, but here we’ll go through a few of the ways I use most.

1.  One method is a ‘brain dump.’ Use this to when you’ve got a case of what I call ‘tornado brain’–you know, when you’re mind is just going in circles stirring up a whole lot of useless debris that makes it hard to see clearly? Get everything out of your mind onto paper.

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3 Ways to Teach Children Spirituality

If you’re reading this, you’re probably someone who has been exploring her own spirituality for a time. You’ve probably come to some understandings of yourself and the Universe/God/Godess/All that Is (or whatever you choose to call It).

These days with so many of us not resonating with The Church we can find ourselves wondering: How do I convey and teach spirituality to my kids? It can feel like a big responsibility, so let’s break it down to some simple steps. Continue reading

How to Create Beautiful Memories [Letting Go of Expectations]

When you build up something in your head, but it doesn’t turn out as you’d expected…. When people don’t respond as you’d hoped….when you feel disappointed with a situation…what’s your reaction?

Better yet, are you able to respond instead of react?

Today I thought I was a rock-star.

My daughter told me she wanted a ‘strawberry cake with chocolate filling, vanilla frosting, and a cherry on top.” Continue reading

Growing Happiness

It did not happen overnight

and it was not given to me by another.

I am the maker of the happiness and love growing within me.

~Yung Pueblo

Boom. This quote. So simple, yet so powerful. “…it was not given to me by another….”

How many times have you looked to someone else to make you feel happy? To make you feel loved?

Taking personal responsibility for our lives is something that is talked about quite a lot in the spiritual community, but like so many parts of our spiritual journey…it’s complicated. Continue reading

Get in the Flow

 

Are you in the flow of 2017 already? I am so there. So much so that the past few days have flown past and I’m losing track of what day it is (my kids being on school holidays probably doesn’t help!).
 
I’m experiencing that sweet spot where work doesn’t feel like work. I’m flowing from my business, to being with my kids, to catching up with decluttering projects, and back to my ‘work’ again. Time sorta seems non-existent. I don’t feel any pressure. It’s all just ticking along and even when I’m physically tired, I’m somehow energized from a different place.

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Tiny Earthquakes

This is my work space today…I’m in the Gold Coast visiting family and with 8 adults plus 6 kids running around there hasn’t been much work or me time. The family has all gone to the beach and I’ve stayed behind. I’ll tell you-this little slice of quiet time by the pool feels like a luxurious spa retreat.

One thing I’m devoting time to today is looking to the year ahead. With 2016 wrapping up I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting these past few weeks. At first I was feeling pretty down because while I’ve made some huge strides this year toward what I’ve envisioned for my life, there were some benchmarks that I didn’t get to.

But then I started to look a bit deeper. Continue reading