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Anxiety and Uncertainty with the Aware Ego Process

Uncertainty, anxiety and fear are in abundance at this time with the COVID-19 pandemic. I sent a message to my mail list about dealing with these emotions and had so much positive feedback about the email I thought I'd post it here too.  Most of us are feeling afraid and/or anxious. Some started out dismissive, but are now less so, a minority don’t care, ...
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Dealing with School Bullying

If your child has been bullied at school, or if you've noticed their behaviour and personality has changed, it's worth looking at how their teacher relates with and regards your child. You might also want to consider whether the teacher takes action to investigate the relationship dynamics in the classroom. It can make the world of difference to your child, as I discovered with ...
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How Do You Know if Your Relationship is Over? First Find Out if You’re in a ‘Negative Bonding Pattern’

Should you end your relationship? That's a question many people ask at some stage in a long-term relationship. Especially after a big argument, an attraction or affair, or a series of smaller disagreements over time, or if you find yourself feeling negative about your relationship or about your partner. But before taking action you might later regret, first work out if you're stuck in a negative bonding pattern ...
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Are You Choosing the Right Goals for You?

Have you ever set a goal or made a decision to do something and not achieved it? Do you set similar goals year after year, each time determined you will finally succeed? If that's the case, then maybe it's a part or inner self of yours setting your goals, but those goals may not be what you really want. Discover how to get a clearer picture of what ...
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Who is Stopping You? It’s an Inside Job! | Bridgit Dengel Gaspard Interview

Watch this interview with New York Voice Dialogue teacher Bridgit Dengel Gaspard to learn how to stop self sabotage. Bridgit's a highly experienced teacher and workshop presenter and you'll gain valuable insights from taking the time to sit back, watch and listen to this video. Visit Bridgit's website to learn more about her and her work, including her upcoming workshop and book. She's based ...
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Motherhood and Spirituality: A New Kind of Enlightenment

Motherhood and spirituality, including enlightenment-seeking, are for most people unrelated. And the search for spiritual enlightenment is seen as an individual activity or something you do together with other seekers, and almost always separately to family life. So when a woman becomes a mother, she usually gives up or puts on hold any spiritual and enlightenment ambitions.  In my book Enlightenment Through ...
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Your Inner Critic – The Key to Your Personal Growth and Freedom

The Inner Critic is the cause of so much suffering (anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship problems, self-sabotage), and so it's natural to try to silence, ignore or get rid of it. But when we do, it simply re-appears in new ways, and usually with greater power. We also miss out on the life-changing gift it offers us. This post explains why the Inner Critic criticises, ...
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The Ultimate Secret of Life

Many years ago I had an encounter with the most amazing spiritual teacher. I had been studying the works of Nisargadatta Maharaj and loved his work. And then something unusual happened that pushed me onto a new path. This post begins with the story of that experience.  Meeting Nisargadatta Maharaj In my early twenties, while I was at university, I started ...
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How to Honour Your Inner Goddess

Are you missing a certain je ne sais quoi in your life? Do things seem mundane, ordinary? Does your relationship lack lustre? The reason could be that an aspect of the inner goddess archetype - the sensual Aphrodite energy, as Hal and Sidra Stone have named it - is in hiding. Reclaim this inner goddess and feel rejuvenated, reinvigorated and revitalised. A phrodite is the Greek ...