Posts in Relationships
Safe Space

One of the biggest challenges in creating a great life, especially if you come from a traumatic background, is learning how to create a safe space for yourself. When you grow up surrounded by drama and people with drama fuelled lives it's easy to believe that that is normal. Violence, rage, manipulation and edginess can easily become what you are used to and especially when you yourself are part of that cycle it is super hard to get out of.

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Creating Community

I wasn’t born with a brain for relationships - I grew up thinking that you were meant to keep everything to yourself, and I was told to never talk about what went on in my home.  I was taught not to trust people outside of my own family. As a result I think I was quite guarded, and isolated because my conversations were kept trivial and not very meaningful. I didn’t let people in.

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Surviving the Shitstorm (Ep.35)

I think sometimes life can really wear you down. By life, I mean people. People can be right shits and have no idea the impact that they’re having on you.  Sometimes they know and even hope that their actions are tearing you apart. They deliberately try to create a shitstorm in your life and it can suck. The time we spend thinking about that, dwelling on it and letting it get to us can allow their actions and hurtful words drag us down, rendering us unable to move forward, stealing our joy.

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Why I'm a weirdo and why I'm OK with that... 

People don’t want to hang out with the weirdo in case other people think they’re weird too. Let me let you in on a little secret. I’m a weirdo. I do things that plenty of people would never do. For a start I get up on a stage, in front of strangers and I tell my deepest darkest secrets. Who does that? That’s weird. It’s certainly not what the majority of people do. But you know what? …

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