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WHEN THE WORDS DON’T FLOW SO EASY

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Dean Koontz knows what’s up in this girls’ head. I am obsessed with words. Reading them, creating them, weaving them into lyrical prose, exploring the words of others, teaching them – both my careers in language therapy and in writing are grounded in this common theme of an absolute infatuation with words and expression. So, […]

If we haven’t met yet …

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Oh hey there. I thought it high time that we were better acquainted and that you hear the back story of Bless this Mess. Maybe you’re a regular to the blog but know nothing about me, or perhaps you’ve stumbled across this site and are wondering how it’s even possible that ‘the Universe’, profanities, o-gasms […]

A Word on Happiness

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happiness /hapɪnəs/ noun the state of being happy Happiness – a pretty elusive term. How is it possible for a nine letter sequence to succinctly capture all that ‘happiness’ encapsulates, inspires and yields. It just can’t. And the beauty of its concept is that it’s totally independent and individual to each and every one of us. […]

THE INSPIRED AND ALIVE AF EDITION – MY PRAYER

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I find that the times when I throw myself into new projects and writing ventures (some pretty epic collaborations are unfolding, so stay toooooned my loves), I inadvertently wind up ignoring this little nook. My bad. I’ve always promised that I refuse to write unless inspired to do so, I never want it to feel forced […]

MY SOUL RETREATED (+ I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW IT NEEDED TO)

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So, somehow, in the craziness of the past month, I have ignored this poor little bloggy platform in favour of getting swept away in the hefty tides and currents of day to day life. I make no apologies, it’s just the way it goes, but I have missed you and I hope that your lives […]

28 Lessons over 28 Years

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On Tuesday it will be twenty eight years since this soul o’ mine first found itself earth side. And, I don’t know if this is a bias opinion, but I think I’ve packed in a fair bit of life and living over those 28 years and in doing so have uncovered treasures and lessons galore. […]

MAN, I FEEL LIKE A WOMAN

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I’ve become a little obsessed with the concept of balance; of uncovering the middle ground within the tug of war of our energies. Trying to find my place in the middle of push and pull; in the middle of directive and lost; in the middle of being and doing; in the middle of hard and soft; […]

CELEBRATING FAILURES

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How quick are we to dismiss that which we don’t do well at or have even, God forbid, ‘failed at’? Imagine this scenario – you bump into an old friend whom you haven’t seen you in ages and they ask you how ‘x’ is going. ‘X’ could be a relationship, a business venture, job opportunity, […]

THE MOST POWERFUL TOOL IN OUR POSSESSION

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You know those toys that have the pulley string at the back and have a handful of words//phrases that play, on repeat, from their automated little voice chips? Think Woody, circa 1995, ‘there’s a snake in my boots!’. If I miraculously transformed into a Mattel endorsed talky toy – I can guarantee what my words would […]