Category Archive for: ‘depression’

  • Burnout

    From Burnout to Brilliance

    Burnout is the epidemic of our times. That my top post of all time was on healing adrenal fatigue attests to this. You’d think someone who gets to create for a living, should be having fun all day. Burnout should not be a thing. Unfortunately […]

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  • Strawberry Spiral

    Strawberry Spirals

    Whisking fresh strawberry gelato, the whirring beaters twirl, turning ice crystals to smoothness. Round and round, spiralling. The taste of perfumed sweetness in my mouth. These fruits of love have been with me a lifetime. Since toddling days, when I had a reputation as being […]

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    Moods of Motherhood

    Moods of Motherhood charts the inner journey of motherhood, giving voice to the often nebulous, unspoken tumble of emotions that motherhood evokes: tenderness, frustration, joy, grief, depression, playfulness and love. She explores the taboo subjects of maternal ambiguity, competitiveness, and the quest for perfection, offering […]

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    Shaken and Stirred

    It has been a big week here. One I have no desire to do again. Nor do I want to go into details with you now. But let’s just say it’s been raw. Real. Unexpected. And very scary at times. And for that reason it […]

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    You are Not the Stream: Notes from a Drowning Woman

    I was much too far out all my life And not waving but drowning. Stevie Smith Lightbulb moment! Brace yourselves… The purpose of meditation, she says, after 23 years of sporadic practice in a number of different traditions, is this… NOT DROWNING IN YOURSELF. Let […]

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    Why “Getting Back to Normal” is the Biggest Mistake You Can Make

    When we are sick, depressed, traumatised, grieving, in shock, we long to “get back to normal”… to get back to the way things were before. We yearn for it. And most people around us seem to be urging us to as well. We long for […]

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    Metamorphosis – Lucy Pearce We had caterpillars.  And then after increasing to more than triple their original size, they all crawled to the top of our gauze butterfly house. A silent migration. A day or two of stillness follows. No more incessant eating. Internal alchemy […]

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  • The Wait is Over… It’s Here!!!!!

    THE WAIT IS OVER!I know, it feels like forever… but it’s finally here! THE RAINBOW WAY!!!!! My book baby. The biggest book I’ve ever written – over 2 1/2 times the pages and almost 4 times the words of Moon Time. The Rainbow Way is […]

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  • Not Normal (otherwise known as Mothering with Mental Illness)

    I am Not Normal. That’s the truth I’ve been running from for years. And it hurts. If I’d known then, what I know now, I wouldn’t have had three children. There, there’s the rub. Wouldn’t have had those three sweet creatures. Wouldn’t have imposed myself […]

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  • Looking in the wrong places

    For years we have been looking in the wrong places. Clever scientists in white coats with pens in their top pockets Promised to save us from our madness if they could just Hoe our heads, weed our white matter. They’ve been Looking for the place […]

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