R U O K

We have this really terrible tendency as human beings to pull back when things get too hard. When the load on us becomes overwhelming we withdraw, no longer able to muster the strength required to pull off anything more. Worse still, we sometimes pull back from others going through tough times because we simply don’t…

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Missing: Self Care

As many a woman on the brink knows all too well, there are very real consequences if we perpetually postpone looking after ourselves in favour of holding the universe together. Our unholy ability to push through despite exhaustion, illness, pain, despondency, resentment or far worse than that is a dubious superpower indeed. One that comes…

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Cry You A River

When was the last time you had a good cry? A proper ugly cry, all tears and snot and strange noises in the back of your throat as your body is finally allowed through the locked gate of your heart. Do you ever really truly allow yourself to feel deeply into all that you have…

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Poetry Friday: Women’s Rage

If there is a trickier subject for the world to navigate sans euphemism or apology than the white hot rage of a woman, let me know. It is a huge part of my work because wrangling it, learning to understand it without being consumed by its fire and alchemising its lead into gold has been…

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Intuition, Self Care and the Shadow

I think of these three almost as characters in our unfolding story. They lumber along with us, waving their distinct gifts in our faces trying just to catch our attention. They stick with us as we shove them aside or question their benefits. They never give up on us, even when we flat out ignore…

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Shadow anyone?

~¬†Cleo Wade We are ratcheting into the pointy end of Eclipsia as tensions rise across the board. It may be inbuilt for us to be wary of what or who we don’t know. Still we have to be taught to turn that natural trepidation into hatred instead of curiousity. We have to be shown how…

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Rest Your Weary Head

Dancing with Pluto and Mars as we have been this past week is absolutely exhausting. Mars fires us up so we say more, do more, throw more, take more, move more. Pluto is our compulsory emotional colonic, hankering as he always is for us to trawl through our shit and get rid of anything (everything)…

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The Shadow

If you have been here with me a while, it will come as no surprise that I am all about the shadow. I am far less interested in the perfectly curated light we shine through the masks we wear: life is built on tickling the underbelly. Our shadow is the true source of our I…

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Meditation Will Save You

I have been teaching a favourite course of mine for North Sydney Council for the past fortnight on Thursdays and we are halfway through. Meditation For People Who Can’t Meditate is for all of us who think we will never quiet our mind *raises hand*. As I arrived last week one of my newbies Julia…

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