Writing about trauma

Let the darkness out. I'm a fan of Brené Brown and the wonderful work she does around vulnerability. Listening to her talks and prompted me to think about my own bravery, my willingness to share my story and not hold back. But vulnerability was not an area I felt comfortable with. Didn't know how to do it, didn't like the feeling of my emotional wounds being exposed. I know there is purpose in sharing your story. There is power created when you bring light to your pain and speak about the challenges in your life. I've written about domestic…

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5 Things: Gratitude

Can you find 5 things to be grateful for? I've been having personal accountability chats with a good friend and we've decided to highlight the good things in our lives. And in all honesty, I know I really don't have to think too deep to know what they are. 5 Things I am Grateful For Let's start here: My desire to heal. Sometimes I've felt like maybe I'll just be damaged forever. Maybe there'll be no fixing this, whatever 'this' is. Despite this, I'm proactive around my mental health. I'll seek counselling. I'll practice mindfulness. I'll be selective about…

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Leave No Woman Behind

To say I am a Woman's Woman is an understatement. I live and breathe and speak sisterhood at every given opportunity. I do. It's at the core of everything I do and everything I want to do. But I'm realising I was misguided for some time. I was eager to inspire the female community and I thought that meant I had to dictate. I thought I had to preach, to instruct, to tell my sisters what they needed to do. But I've got it wrong, so wrong. Now I realise the best thing I can do to help any…

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