thoughts & ponderings
I have noticed recently that the term 'mindfulness' is being used more frequently and in more mainstream settings than say, a decade ago. It is no longer identified only with religion, Buddhism in particular, and the spiritualist hippy realm. It seems that it is being embraced universally, and with good reason, particularly in the area of psychology. But, it doesn't have to be only for people who are struggling with mental or emotional health issues. What we are learning is that it is a useful tool for all people to help deal with the stresses of our fast paced modern life and to assist us in reconnecting with our authentic selves.
It is hard to imagine the shock of being told you have cancer. The impact is more than dealing with the illness itself. There are many other factors that demand attention during this difficult time.
Our well-being is not just to do with our physical being but also the balance and health of our mind and spirit. The reality is that the treatment itself brings with it side effects and extraordinary stress. So much uncertainty of what to expect and often information overload from those near and dear to us can be overwhelming.
© White Sage Wellbeing & contributors. 2017
So this is me, a down to earth soul having a human experience.
Relishing the challenges and embracing the imperfections of my humanness while pushing the boundaries, exploring and growing by design.
When I'm not doing my thing at White Sage I'm usually out in the studio with music and paints, catching up with Netflix or hanging out with family (because they're adorable).
My crushes are Brene Brown and Carolyn Myss. I'm eternally inspired by Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell & Robert A. Johnson.