What you’re really telling me

Posted by Britenay on November 9, 2018
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It’s amazing what someone can tell you without even uttering a word. As part of my studies for my Diploma of Life Coaching, I’m reading a book titled, “the Definitive book of body language” by Allan & Barbara Pease. Every single page of this book is filled with fascinating information that completely opens the mind to how we display our thoughts and feelings without speaking a single word. The subtle acts that we’re aware of,

We are ALL good enough!

Posted by Britenay on November 2, 2018
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ENOUGH! PLEASE! A while back, I wrote about being sick of not feeling good enough. I could go into lengths about the reasons why I never feel good enough. Just look up child psychology and understanding attachment trauma to give you some ideas. But, what I’m really sick of is the fact that, whilst a lot of these thoughts of not feeling ‘good enough’ seem to be a strongly female problem, the fact is men

A new journey begins…

Posted by Britenay on October 26, 2018
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Where do I even begin this week!? Seriously, I’m sitting here absolutely ecstatic and excited for what I think/hope the future will hold and at the same time, I’m on the verge of tears. I just want to cry. But not in a bad way. I’m super happy right now. This week, I said some, ‘not-goodbyes’ but some, ‘see you later (hasta luego)’ to some amazing colleagues. I’ll see them around and will still be

When It’s Time to Let Go

Posted by Jenn W on October 22, 2018
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                     Photo by Hanny Naibaho on Unsplash Not sure what I’ve done right lately, but it feels like my boogie men are starting to disappear. I used to be so afraid of so many people… Somehow they look less scary, from this new perspective. I saw something online the other day that read: “People aren’t ignoring you they’re busy living their lives and the best way for you to get over

Lawn Mowing Ramblings on Mental Health

Posted by Britenay on October 19, 2018
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You know what I’ve come to realise since becoming a home owner? That owning your own home is like life. Everyone’s happy to congratulate you on getting a home. They’re curious about progress and what not, but when you genuinely ask for their help, they’re not always so willing to get stuck in and help. Not only that, but it’s often times the people in your life don’t have the answers for your home maintenance
Trouble With Going To Work
Everything is a trade off…. even when it’s an obvious choice. I quit that shit job, so life is good. Every day is just a little lighter and I am excited to wake up. YES… EXCITED. But still there is a trade off… in exchange for freedom from a job that was killing me, I took on work that pays me in peanuts, so, I had to take on job #2. Instead of a 9-5,

Connect. Understand. Be Mindful

Posted by Britenay on October 12, 2018
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For the past week, posts have popped up everywhere around Mental Health. Here in New Zealand, it’s mental health awareness week. This is supported largely by the Mental Health Foundation here in New Zealand. They’ve a load of resources and information on their website to help those who want to know more about how they can improve their own or help someone else who is struggling with mental health.Con Out of all of the posts

What Marriage Didn’t Do For Me

Posted by Jenn W on October 8, 2018
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Photo from the Wilde Family album “What a treacherous thing, to believe that a person is more than a person” -John Green, Paper Towns I had reserved part of my brain for believing in fairy tales… I believed that marriage was suddenly going to take this girl with a lifetime of self esteem issues and make her confident and effortlessly happy. Truth is – a ring didn’t make me a better person Truth is –

Look how far you’ve come, child

Posted by Britenay on October 5, 2018
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What would you tell a younger version of yourself? Any time I’ve been asked this question, I’m always stumped. What would I actually say to little me? What would I tell her? What would be my magic words of wisdom that would help her? Would she even listen? Would she believe me if I told her who I am now? The person I’ve become is so very different from the little version of me. Recently,
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I Quit My Job to Live My Life

Posted by Jenn W on October 1, 2018
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I had a job. It was an ok job, As far as jobs go. I made decent money. It was near my house. No one hit me, yelled at me or spat at me. What more could I ask for?! I could ask for just one more thing. A life which I didn’t dread 90% of. Photo by Rawpixel on Unsplash I could ask for anything but this place, This job, this lifestyle, Because it