Golden Goldberg

Natalie Goldberg, for those of you who are unfamiliar, is an extraordinary woman who paints, writes and guides others in their writing practice.  When I was twenty, I discovered her book "Writing Down the Bones" and devoured it.  The experience…

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In Need of a Get Together

I remember when I first heard the term 'inner child', I pictured a pouting toddler, curled forward, arms hugging her knees. She was crouched somewhere deep inside of me, behind my ribs, peeking through the gaps like they were slatted…

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Round and Round We Go

When I began studying to be a psychotherapist, I was overwhelmed with new theory and information constantly. I was often confused. Bewildered. I doubted my intelligence on a weekly basis. I made a friend. A lovely friend. And every week…

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That Song

We've all been there.  A song comes on the radio and you are transported somewhere immediately.  Some other point in time.  Another place in your life directly connected to 'that song'.  The memory is visceral and vivid. You might not…

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Shifting the Balance

I have a skin condition called Vitilgo.  Vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder that causes pigment to disappear.  My body is scattered with randomly shaped patches and spots that have lost all colour.  I've named them my islands of white.  Thousands…

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The Notebook

Don't get your hopes up.  This is not a prompt to write about Ryan Gosling.  But if you feel you absolutely must - knock yourself out.  I am not in the business of holding people back!  I am in the…

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Risk It

Attempting anything new is always a risk. We risk being vulnerable. Feeling exposed. We risk getting it 'wrong' and feeling uncomfortable, or at worst having to battle the dreaded, loathsome enemy - shame. Shame is a such a visceral, pervasive…

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Wobbly Bridge

Navigating change can bring up a myriad of feelings.  Hope, uncertainty, fear, excitement, anxiety - to name a few.  We manoeuvre through subtle transitions on a daily basis, sometimes without even being aware of them. But when faced with a…

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Noise

"The avoidance of the anxiety of solitude by constant agitated diversion is what Kierkegaard, in a nice simile, likened to the settlers in the early days of America who used to beat on pots and pans at night to make…

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