The Awareness Hill

Starting to look inside yourself can be intimidating and a little overwhelming. It usually begins with becoming more aware of habits and thoughts that are deeply ingrained. Habits that previously fell below the radar of your conscious mind are now being reflected upon either in the moment or shortly afterwards. This can feel taxing for … Read more

Where Do You Feel Pain?

Pain, particularly pain that becomes chronic can have a strong impact on your life and perception of the world. When the pain experience is persistent, it becomes part of your identity. Many conditions where chronic pain is one of the main symptoms have no cure. These conditions are managed by drugs that relieve the symptoms … Read more

Meditation and Brain Waves

There are some common elements of meditation that make meditation less abstract and you understand what meditations are trying to achieve for both the conscious and subconscious mind. Having an understanding of the different types of brain waves that occur during meditation and during life will be helpful.  The dominant brainwaves you are using right now while reading … Read more

Stress – Rest – Repeat

Stress has fallen into a largely negative hole. Everyone is experiencing it but trying to avoid it. They are having thoughts that stress is completely undesired and is harmful and even damaging to us.  Certain levels of stress are completely within our ability to endure or even excel in. Feeling stress can be great for … Read more

Is Acceptance the Same as Giving Up?

People will often advise you that you need to accept certain things. This is very true but can feel unhelpful. Acceptance isn’t something that comes naturally to many. In competitive societies, we are instilled with ideas about ‘mastering your own destiny’ and ‘getting what you want out of life’ or if you do certain things … Read more

Regaining Free Will

When you start to realise, the role the subconscious mind plays in your everyday decisions, it becomes clear that you are not always acting from a logical and rational perspective.  Many of our most instinctive behaviours that were learnt during our early lives are still a major part of our personality. Over the last few … Read more

Peace and Harmony…. at the Table

Family dynamics can bring out some of your most immature or unnecessary behaviours. When speaking with family members, old patterns of parent child communication start to emerge and this will often cause resistant or defensive behaviours.  The parenting instinct could be one of the strongest bonds we experience and to expect it to ever disappear is underestimating its … Read more

Why is adulting so hard?

Adulting often feels hard because it does not honour the desires of our inner child. When we were young we combined learning with play. Learning was more interactive and we had the curiosity to experience trial and error. We didn’t have a picture of what the outcomes would be, we didn’t have any expectations, everything … Read more