There are currently around 7.6 billion people in the world and I’m pretty certain they’ve all had a mother. These mothers are all different shapes, colours, sizes and have all had different life experiences. They mostly all adore the child that they get to call their own and that love is mostly returned fiercely. Some are loud and hilarious and others are quiet and kind, while others are adventurous and others nurturing. Very few are all of these things. Continue reading “Free to lead”
We’ve all heard the saying, When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. But, what does that mean, and what do we do with disappointment to prevent it from become all-consuming? Continue reading “When Life Hands You Lemons: What To Do With Disappointment”
I see it in every personality test I’ve ever done over the years. That one word that makes it easy to identify which box or column or group of letters I belong to best – Perfectionist! Continue reading “Letting go of Perfect”
What do you long for? What is the thing that your heart craves?
Is it possible that your deepest desire is to be free?
Continue reading “2018 Theme – Free Indeed”
My mother often said… ‘If the shoe fits, wear it’. She used it in a number of circumstances but importantly to highlight that if you choose shoes that don’t fit, you’re going to come to grief. Continue reading “Shoes that fit”
What comes to mind when I say “be gutsy”? Maybe you think of skydiving, karaoke, mountain climbing or public speaking. Maybe you think of letting your child go on a tall climbing frame, pulling out the glitter or splashing in muddy puddles. Maybe just getting out of bed in the morning and facing a new day takes guts. Continue reading “Be Gutsy!”
Forgiveness is one of the most powerful expressions a human can make towards another. It has implications for everyone involved. Continue reading “Free to forgive”
Much of our life is built around hope. Hope stimulates change for the better.
When you cuddled your new baby for the first time, what did you hope for him or her? When you look at your children what do you hope for them?
I remember the hopes … they started early. Continue reading “The hope of Easter”
Ok I confess: I am an avid watcher of ‘Married at First Sight’! I know, I know, it adds no value to my life, and the show is probably manipulated to make viewing more exciting but I have become addicted nevertheless. I suspect my ‘girly’ love of beautiful weddings and my romantic love of ‘happily ever after’ stories has caused me to be sucked in. Continue reading “Free To Love – Healthy Expectations”
What’s the big deal with the 3 simple words ‘I love you’?
As a midwife I cared for a woman having her second child just last week and her first words when she took her little girl in her arms, through sobs of joy, was ‘I love you so much’. I don’t have to tell you that it was a pretty special moment. Continue reading “Let Love Be The Loudest Voice!”