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Kindness – a balanced heart

Kindness. Our theme for July. A word that means good, and a word that stands for what is right. After a week of working on a feature film which questions ‘how far are you willing to go in order to protect the people you love?’ – the theme  kindness seems perfect. The word kindness comes up every […]

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Getting very much into listening and being on hyper alert for signs. Last night was reading again The Alchemist. Such a serious treasure of an amazing book. In the book the shepherd at one point has a moment of self doubt in which he is about to go back to the life he once had. […]

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Landlocked Mind

I woke up anxious this morning with a whirling mind of all that I had to do before leaving for a trip tomorrow. Coupled with an unexpected TV show which I had had to write and record VO for this morning…so a frantic day and instead of thinking I had at least one whole day […]

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Clearing Negativity

I have always thought of myself as a positive person. Thats for sure how I would describe myself but a few days ago I began a fast of negativity and changed my morning routine to include meditation and such and it turns out my mind is against me darling! I’m stunned to realize that I […]

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Let Go

The March Challenge is letting go which is one of those things that sounds a lot simpler than it actually is. I have such a hard time letting go that when I ran a relay race as a teenager I ran right off the track with the baton. So there we go. My challenge right […]

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In power

I heard Suze Orman say, “You’ll never be powerful in life until you’re powerful over your own money.” This has nothing to do about being wealthy or about having power over others, it has to do about feeling powerful in your own life. And it kinda makes sense. As a freelance writer I don’t have […]

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Trust the Process

I have just started to work on a project that pushes me way out of my comfort zone. It pulls the fear of failure to the surface, at times it makes me doubt my talent and leaves me with sweaty hands and a trembling heart. I have more than once got a slight anxiety attack […]

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Thanksgiving Gratitude

Spending the past few months thinking of an intention each morning with grateful being a word which crops up regularly has massively impacted the way I considered the Thanksgiving holiday this year. Growing up with an American mother in the Scottish highlands who marked the occasion every year with as much turkey panache as befits […]

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Johanna’s Week 15

Health scare part 3 (Got the results – 100% healthy) And so I waited, uneasy and nervous, for the results of last week’s biopsy. The question of being sick or not was on repeat in my head. When I finally got the results that I didn’t have cancer a chock wave of relief went through […]

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Johanna’s Week 13

Strong – Health Scare Part 1 (I got the results, 100% healthy) The word ‘Strong’ came up with one of the beads Tuesday morning, and it couldn’t have been more appropriate. I don’t know when, but at least a few months ago, I discovered a lump in my throat. It’s not visible, but obvious when […]