Courage and how to love your inner fear

Courage and how to love your inner fear

The other day I went to a wonderful local cinema; with armchair seats, tea and cake. You might be forgiven for thinking that would be an easy, pleasurable thing. In the end it was, but if you could only have listened to the dialogue in my head and the feelings in my...
7 signs you are (peri)-menopausal and how to ride the wave

7 signs you are (peri)-menopausal and how to ride the wave

  You might only be in your early 40’s and be wondering if you’re ill, or worse – mad! Trust me, I’ve been there. But there is another explanation for the roller coaster ride that can happen at midlife. Maybe you’re (peri-)menopausal. Here are 7 signs that you’re on...
Imbolc – the Menarche of the Year

Imbolc – the Menarche of the Year

Imbolc is only a week away.  It is one of the ancient fire festivals of our land, marking the transition from Winter into Spring.  As such it is a threshold to be crossed. As with all thresholds there is great power in traversing them consciously, with reverence and...
Winter – the Wisdom of the Crone

Winter – the Wisdom of the Crone

Deep winter.  Stillness, death, darkness and also deep wisdom.  It is a time when our inner teacher is so much closer to us, only a breath away.  She demands that we surrender to her to receive her wisdom. To acknowledge our need to slow down, nurture ourselves,...
Too Much Woman

Too Much Woman

What have you been told you are “too much” of?  Too loud?  Too shy?  Too sensitive?  Just too much to handle?  Too wild? I have been reading “Rise Sister Rise” by Rebecca Campbell.  It is a firecracker of a book, one that has nurtured me, challenged me and set me...
Midlife: When the Universe turns up the heat

Midlife: When the Universe turns up the heat

Can you feel it? Life has been simmering away gently on the hob and suddenly it’s as if an invisible hand has reached out and turned up the heat to maximum temperature.  Rather than the lid keeping all that boiling liquid safely under control it is suddenly pushing...