The Just Be Revolution — Discovery of Self

Discovery Of Self - Anxiety At Christmas

Discovery of Self

Discovery Of Self - Anxiety At Christmas

Over the course of my life, I have been an unwilling participant in many scenarios that have both traumatised and impacted my life significantly. I have never spoken about many of them and doubt I ever will. It wasn't until a recent event started to trigger many of my old nightmares that I turned to a girlfriend who has survived similar life events for help. I am forever grateful for her support, words, and help, even the bits I didn't want to hear. She has recently begun to advocate for survivors of abuse and rape and is starting to share...

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Discovery Of Self - Unpacking The Past

Discovery of Self

Discovery Of Self - Unpacking The Past

This past few weeks have been some of the most heartbreakingly sad and frustrating for me. I’m not sure exactly which events started the ball of string to unravel, but today it felt like it was completely unwound and I couldn’t find the end. This week saw #metoo flood Facebook. As a silent victim of abuse over the years, I wanted to write “Me Too” but I didn’t. I couldn’t. That would mean looking at and confronting my past, which is SO neatly packed away in lots and lots of old suitcases, hidden where I don’t have to talk about...

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Discovery Of Self - Struggle Town, Population Jules

Discovery of Self

Discovery Of Self - Struggle Town, Population Jules

Anxiety is ostracizing. It’s not something you can always see happening, coming or developing. Somedays you just wake up and see it for what it is. For me it’s extremely ostracizing and deeply painful. I shy away from social interactions, being around people other than my family unit… sometimes even my family. When you are able to see it and recognize it, then becomes a secondary battle of digging yourself back out again. When anxiety becomes your ‘normal’ sometimes you don’t even realise it’s upon you. There have been events in my life of late that have been detrimental to...

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Discovery Of Self - Your Way Or Their Way

Discovery of Self

Discovery Of Self - Your Way Or Their Way

I read this the other day in Daniella LaPorte’s FireStarter Sessions, and it’s been floating around my mind ever since; “You’re standing at a fork in the road. Presumably both roads lead to your ideal life. There are two signs pointing to your destination. One says YOUR WAY The other says THEIR WAY Which path do you think will be more fun? Which path will have more free falls and heart rushes, more laughter, more daring? I answered internally I would love to do it MY way, but my least favourite inner voice said, ‘How would you do that, what...

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Discovery Of Self - You Are Your Thoughts

Discovery of Self

Discovery Of Self - You Are Your Thoughts

A life coach I spent some time with used to question my thoughts, feelings and values. These questions never came from a place of negativity or mean-heartedness (although some days I wondered why we had to dig them out). Instead she wanted to find out three things; What I was thinking, Why I was thinking and what feelings were attached to those thoughts. Consider this; You become the thoughts you have. When you spend so much time in a negative headspace, you outwardly research and glean examples of why something is 100% truth. When you're in a positive mindset, the...

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