The journey of shadow work: these are the 4 questions people ask me the most

Shadow work is an introspective and deeply personal journey that many of us embark upon, often without even realising it. It’s an exploration of the darker aspects of our psyche, the parts of ourselves we’d rather keep hidden from the world and even from our own consciousness. “What does it mean to do shadow work?” To do shadow work is to confront the aspects of ourselves that we typically suppress, deny, or reject. These aspects are often rooted in our […]

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Reconnecting with myself: how journaling helped me find my authentic life

I used to wake up every morning feeling like I was living someone else’s life. It was like I was on autopilot, going through the motions without any real sense of purpose or direction. I felt disconnected from myself, like I was a stranger in my own body. I didn’t know how to make sense of these feelings. I was just going through the motions, doing what was expected of me without any real passion or drive. It wasn’t until […]

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4 simple steps to making a New Year’s resolution that sticks

More than half of all New Year’s resolutions fail. But you already knew that, didn’t you? Because you’ve done it, excitedly proclaimed that Everything Is Going To Be Different Next Year after you’ve spent some time pondering where you are in life as the year comes to a close only to find that you didn’t even stick to your resolution till the end of January. A third of resolutioners don’t make it to the end of January, so you’re not […]

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25 journal prompts to help you start your shadow work journey

So, why is it beneficial to work on shadow elements of yourself? It all comes down to self-knowledge and self-awareness. Being aware of your shadow self means you make better choices in life and identify the issues that you want to change or work on. What is shadow work? Shadow work is the process of exploring the unconscious parts of your mind with the goal of bringing them into conscious awareness so that you can accept and integrate them with […]

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A quick-start guide to journaling: 10 essential tips for beginners

Journaling has been nothing if not life-changing for me. Every time I get stuck – with work, in life, in relationships, in processing emotions – journaling is there to help me sort it all out. Being able to have that profound impact on your mindset is crucial when you want to heal and move forward in life. However, back when I started, I had NO CLUE what I was doing. All I knew about journaling was that Dear diary cliché. […]

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How to make money as an empath: 3 beliefs you need to cultivate if you want to find a job you’ll love

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I’ve heard all kind of advice on the kind of jobs empaths should or shouldn’t do. But you can’t really bunch every empath together and say, “You should do this job, that other one is bad for you” – becasue we’re still all individuals. And while we all share similar experiences of life, I think it’s just plain bad advice to tell someone what kind of job they should have. In fact, that’s how it all just gets even more […]

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Having a regular journaling practice will change your life when you’re highly sensitive and get easily overwhelmed. Here are 8 reasons you should start today!

having a journaling practice will change your life + how to start

You know what you want in life. Or at least know what you need to do in life. Yet, you can’t seem to get to a place in your life where you’re genuinely content with it. There are always more things on that list that you’d like to have. And so you promise yourself that you’re going to write that book, you’re gonna learn Italian because you’re gonna go to Italy and talk to the natives, you’re gonna get out […]

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The 10-minute journaling practice to optimise your creativity & problem-solving when you’re highly sensitive

The 10 minute journaling exercise to optimise your thought process

Did you know that sleep is an integral part of your thinking process? In his book, Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams*, neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker explains how sleep not only restocks your immune system, fine-tunes your metabolism and regulates your appetite, but also recalibrates your emotions and processes your thoughts. For a long time sleep was a mystery. And science had no answer to the question of what sleeping is good for, what […]

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18 imaginative journaling prompts for when you’re feeling stuck and don’t know what to write

18 imaginative journaling prompts to help you when you don't know what to write

I adore Natalie Goldberg’s book Writing Down the Bones. She’s best known for exploring writing as zen practice and inspires you to take the leap and write creatively. Though her advice is mainly focused on different aspects of the writer’s craft, she has a lot of great advice that can be applied to journaling as well. Journaling is a practice that helps you comprehend the value of your life and a wonderful tool for profound self-knowledge through deep internal exploration. […]

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A gentle journaling exercise to help you find your way to forgiveness when you’re highly sensitive

How and why to forgive, how to journal for forgiveness

Whether by the words or actions of someone else, we’ve all been hurt at some point. And probably (let’s face it: most likely) will be again. Maybe you have a parent who’s overly critical of every 👏 little 👏 thing 👏 you do, a partner who broke your trust or a vindictive coworker who sabotaged the project you were in charge of. Or it could be worse; physical, sexual or emotional abuse, grief or trauma. I get it, there’s a […]

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My free gratitude journaling course is finished! It’s the place to be if you want to gain the happiness advantage

Learn gratitude journaling with this free course that has gratitude prompts for 21 days

Wowee, these past few weeks have had me up and down, and spun all around. I finally finished Thankful, my free gratitude journaling course, and I couldn’t be happier. Yes, free. I know spending hours agonising over what to write about and building a whole course on gratitude to give away for nothing seems contradictory when you’re trying to get your busienss off the ground. Trust me, I’ve had my doubts about this too. All the bro marketers and boss […]

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14 journaling prompts I swear by for dealing with emotional overload

14 journaling prompts to deal with feeling emotional overload

As an empath, you’ll be familiar with feeling overwhelmed. Journaling is a powerful tool that you can use to help navigate strong feelings and emotional overload. When you get into a habit of writing about your struggles and your successes, you’ll begin to see enhanced self-awareness as you learn more about yourself and identify your specific triggers. Becoming aware of your triggers is an important skill for an empath because it’ll let you recognise them in daily life and allow […]

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