Anger Before Forgiveness

‘You’re a better person than I am,’ she told me, as I shared relief and disbelief that I had finally let go of the pain and the anger and blame that I had carried from my mother for so many years. She too had a – let’s say, challenging relationship with her mother (to put […]

A Little-Known Cause of Body Pain

Today’s topic is tricky; I want to talk about pain. I want to talk about pain – specifically, one of the causes of body pain that many people aren’t aware of, but in my experience can often be the missing key when people are trying so many things and not quite getting there. First, a […]

Internal Intuition or External Expertise

The False Binary Series – #1 To be honest, I don’t know if this is going to be a series (so, I may delete this and the heading at some point).  It does seem, though, that there are a lot of false binaries in our world – which leads to a lot of oversimplification and […]

The Unspoken Grief of Life

When we’re young, we get a lot of the messaging ‘You can do whatever you set your mind to’ – or some variation of that. We may be told we can do whatever job we want. We may be told we can get married and have children. We may have been told we could buy […]

Sorry, Quantum Physics Doesn’t Prove Manifesting

Sorry Joe Dispenza, Quantum Physics Doesn't Prove Manifestation

Did you know that quantum physics proves that manifestation is real, and that all we need to do is use our energy, thoughts and consciousness to collapse the reality we want in front of us? I’ll admit, when I first heard that there was a doctor (aka someone with a degree in what they were […]

Miasma, the Bubonic Plague, and Spirituality 

When Our Experience is Ahead of Our Science During the bubonic plague, in the 14th century, there were multiple theories as to what spread the plague.  They blamed astrology, a vengeful God, the balance of ‘humours’ in the body, and something called ‘miasma’. Miasma referred to bad smells, odours, or air that carried the disease. […]

The ‘Nocebo’ Effect

& how it might affect your health experience Did you see the title and think ‘Do you mean ‘Placebo’ Effect, Katherine?’  If yes, then you’re starting on the same page as I was when I first heard this term.  If you haven’t heard of the placebo effect:  The placebo effect is when someone gets a […]

Invitation – What I’m Doing

You’re invited… here’s what’s next Over the new year some thoughts that had been floating around for a good few months rose up quite emphatically and insistently to the surface.  One of those was:  I don’t want to write for social media anymore.  Even if I didn’t *try* to write or create for the algorithm, […]

We’re snowmobiles in a desert

Something to remember during mental health awareness week. YOU are a beautifully-adapted being, that is expected to function in an environment that is exactly the opposite of the environment that you evolved to exist in. ‘It’s like putting a snowmobile in a desert and saying that there’s something wrong with the snowmobile’. (This is a badly paraphrased quote […]