Just recently I’ve had to stop and just be… as I get older it seems the body speaks with a louder voice. If I overdo it, the body shows me in different ways… a pain in the tummy, nerve pain, a slight headache.
Can you relate?
So what can we do to know when to stop before the body yells at us to slow down… Here are just a few that I find help me.
Breathing… In this simple, powerful technique, you take long, slow, deep breaths (also known as abdominal or belly breathing).
Meditation… Research suggests it may be helpful for people with anxiety, depression, and pain.
Walking/Exercising… being one with nature, whether walking along the beach or a country stroll through nature, some form of exercise each day can be very beneficial for allowing our bodies to relax and enjoy the great outdoors.
Who would have thought that I would be doing Instagram, but here I am sharing some of my photos with you all. Going through older photos can bring a smile on ones face and also a few tears of those not with us anymore. I love to see how I’ve grown through the years. Writing my book allowed me to release so much pain and hurt, the layers released has taken some time, but in saying that everything we grow through brings a strength from deep within. You can only make the choices today with the knowledge you have today. I love the message here…
I want to share with you a little of my journey over the last few months and the reason I am making these decisions.
As most of you know I wrote my autobiography and published in Dec 2012. Boy has that time flown. After writing my book and releasing all the pain and hurt of the past, I felt empty… I could actually feel a gaping hole in my stomach, obviously that had been where I had carried all that pain and hurt.
I decided to move to the country to do some healing, spend some time on me, and with my daughter in a place where there was great serenity and much peace.
I don’t know how many of you know I suffer chronic pain from a workplace accident that happened in the coal mines 6yrs ago.
The pain is there all the time, it’s just the depth of pain that varies and today is not a good day. I woke in tears, allowing myself to cry my eyes out. You see I don’t share this with many people. I continue on each day because of my kids. I can have quite a few days like this and then a few where life is ok, and I’m able to keep moving forward knowing that one day hopefully the pain will just go away. See I won’t take Continue reading →
When are you going to decide once and for all that you have had enough, and move on to living the life you long to live?
Are you sick and tired of living in fear; of making decisions based on what you’re worried might or might not happen as a result?
I have been speaking with a friend just recently who is going through some really tough times. He asked me when did you start to change and love who you are and how did you do this? I explained that after writing my book, things really started to change. The releasing of past hurts and pain. However it was well before this that my life started taking a different direction. After my work place accident I decided that I needed to look at me, the real person in the mirror, not the person who everyone else expected me to be…or my thoughts that they wanted me to be a certain way. Continue reading →
My goodness, what a year it has been so far. So many changes. In my last blog I wrote about being out in the country unknowing if this was where my youngest daughter and I were meant to be!
We were starting to settle in, accept that our time in the country is an experience we should enjoy… take the time to just be. Appreciate the fresh air, the uncomplicated lifestyle. Well God certainly likes to keep us on our toes and we are now back living on the Sunshine Coast. How did all this happen so quickly I hear you ask? But didn’t you just move… Continue reading →
I decided after writing my book ‘Blonde Roots’ that I needed to have a change… a change of scenery perhaps. The book had taken so much out of me. Even though it was cathartic to write my journey triumphing over sexual, physical and mental abuse, to be able to release the hurts and the pains I had kept in for many years, I some how felt a little empty inside… as if by releasing all my past hurt and all the pain should of made me feel more alive and free. Well it did, and I am so happy that I released all of those past hurts… I feel like a new woman. By letting go I learnt to love myself. A love I now want to share with others. The thing is not knowing where to from here. How does one fill the hole… Continue reading →
Sometimes our lives feel like things are taking forever to happen, that we are on some roller coaster ride and it’s only the size of the rise and fall that changes. When things start to come together, as slow as it may seem we start to worry and stress, because it is not happening as fast as we want it to… wondering is it ever going to happen for me… Well I can tell you when things start to fall into place, when the decisions you have made even a while back start to come together… when you start to see change within yourself because of those choices, when your spirit sings with joy… it is the most amazing feeling ever. Thank you God for bringing me through this and all the amazing experiences along the way… now I know the next chapter is going to be so Amazing… Blessings and love to you all for being apart of my journey this far… Continue reading →
Well here I am to share with you the horrendous happenings with the floods in Bundaberg. The remainder of what was left from cyclone Ozwald has devastated the whole east coast of Australia. I feel for not only those who have lost everything in Bundaberg, but for all those people affected by these 2013 floods… Very sad indeed…
So now with the decision made to go out west to my sister and her hubby’s 20,000 acre cattle property, I had to equip myself with a vehicle that would go the long haul… plus the property is a little difficult to get into… no bitumen road once inside the property gate… and my Mazda 6 wasn’t going to cut it… in actual fact it would have got ruined.
So I bought myself a 4×4, a Nissan Patrol… never owned a four wheel drive before. I was so excited to be able to get a really nice Continue reading →