The healing journey: what it means to heal

And this is what is most important about the healing journey. You don't receive a certificate in the post, congratulating you on your efforts. It's in the small things, doing your food shopping without anxiety, calling a friend when you feel triggered, practicing self-care when you'd usually spiral. This is how we know the work we're doing is working. We're breaking down old coping mechanisms and cycles, and creating something that feels better in its place.

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My memoir: She Who Writes

I know not everybody feels called to share their vulnerable moments with the public. But when you read this, you will understand how we survive, how we rebuild our broken foundations and cement a new home within ourselves. One that thrives on life and love, one that feels safe inside.


Rewrite Your Story

If you've had a challenging few years and feel ready for a change, perhaps it's time to rewrite your story. Whether you're tired of being the victim or the villain, you're the author of your own story and you get to decide how your story ends. Photo by Nong Vang on Unsplash I once had big dreams with no real intention to make them happen. I suffered abuse and mistreatment, believing these people would eventually see my worth and change their ways. If I demonstrated love, loyalty and commitment, I believed it would one day be enough to earn me their love…

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No More Secrets

If you're a long-term follower of my work, you'll notice the change in my content more recently. I'm sharing more than I've ever shared before. I'm being explicit about my experiences, on social media and here. I'm pouring out my stories of trauma and labelling it as such. Where I was once afraid to speak with this level of conviction, now I am no longer afraid of what has been done to me. No more secrets, no more holding in the things that have hurt me the most. The response I've had from my online communities has been incredible.…


Writing about trauma

Let the darkness out. I'm a fan of BrenĂ© 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…


I’m scared

It's common for us to stay at levels in our lives that bring us comfort. Change is hard, isn't it? Especially when it is unwelcome and unexpected. I've spent a few years developing who I am, my work and my brand. I've been in and out of counselling, attempting to work on my demons. I've said things out loud that I have held in for years, felt the emotional agony in my chest that comes from releasing ancient trauma. I've given myself permission to really begin the healing process, to learn the tools to work through it all and…