What you resist, persists

– and how this applies to trauma recovery – The Swiss psychologist Carl Jung famously said “What you resist not only persists, but will grow in size”. (Over time the quote was shortened to “What you resist, persists.”) But what does it really mean? What Jung is saying is that the more you resist anything inContinue reading “What you resist, persists”

Bees, Flowers and You – a story of abundance and contrast

We need only look to nature to understand what it is to live a life of abundance and how good it is to be proud of who you are. Look for instance at these yellow daisies growing along a coastal path in Mossel Bay. You notice and appreciate these pretty yellow flowers, any flower inContinue reading “Bees, Flowers and You – a story of abundance and contrast”

The significance of the arum lily

You might have noticed that I have chosen the arum lily, also known as a calla lily, for my Coaching and Reiki Therapist business branding. There’s an interesting story behind this, which I’d like to share with you. The process of receiving the four Reiki 1 attunements is known to start a physical and/or emotionalContinue reading “The significance of the arum lily”

The Mind Body Connection

What Eastern medicine has known for 2000 years about the connection between the mind and the body, Western medicine only actively started to research less than 2 centuries ago. The concept of the mind influencing the body was first explored by George Beard, MD in 1881 when he linked the stressful lifestyle of the AmericanContinue reading “The Mind Body Connection”

Why am I so hard on myself?

It’s Saturday morning, the 28th of December. I’m in bed reading a book and enjoying my second cup of coffee. I’m planning on doing a workout this morning before my husband and I go out to lunch. I didn’t do a Sworkit yesterday, in stead we went to the local mall and walked 2.46 km,Continue reading “Why am I so hard on myself?”

Gratitude versus Appreciation

Do you think there is a difference between gratitude and appreciation, or is it just semantics? Technically they are synonyms but I think, on a spiritual level at least, there is a difference.   We say “grateful to”, but “appreciative of”. Its the “to” and the “of” that gives a hint as to what I’mContinue reading “Gratitude versus Appreciation”

How I made the change from hating exercise to loving it

In my social media profiles I say “Wife since 2001, vegetarian since 2018, exercising since 2019, trying to be a good person since 1977”. It’s not an exaggeration when I say I only started exercising in 2019. February 2019 to be exact. I’m 42 and I can honestly count on my fingers the amount ofContinue reading “How I made the change from hating exercise to loving it”

Learning to trust the whispers of your Inner Voice

I recently had an experience where an unexplainable bad feeling, gut instinct, warning from my Inner Voice, spirit guidance, guardian angel stepping in – call it what you like – stopped me from going to a yoga class. Yup, a yoga class. I would never know why  it was better that I didn’t go to yoga thatContinue reading “Learning to trust the whispers of your Inner Voice”

Fear is the Cheapest Room in the House

This morning on my way to work I was listening to the podcast of Oprah interviewing Jack Kornfield for SuperSoul Conversations. Every sentence of that interview is food for the soul (as are all Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations) but for some reason when Jack quoted the first verse of the poem “Fear is the Cheapest RoomContinue reading “Fear is the Cheapest Room in the House”