Do you allow yourself to fully feel?

November 8th, 2017 by Tonya

I'm having a run of transformational coaching clients who seem well-practised in the art of what we might call 'emotional numbing'. Because events in their past have been experienced as 'too traumatic' to truly feel, they have learnt to suppress authentic emotion. And this response has, over time, become so instantaneous - especially around key 'karmic' issues in their lives - that they find it hard to access the emotion at all Read More...

Want to change the world? Change your consciousness!

September 23rd, 2016 by Tonya

I've witnessed a lot of finger-pointing recently. You know, the kind of situation where one person, unwilling to face up to his own part in creating a particular situation, blames life/ 'the universe', the government, whoever for what is going on. It often stems, it would seem to me, from the person feeling vulnerable about - or powerless to change - something in her life - that she can't 'control' things around her Read More...

A – Like water off a duck’s back

May 11th, 2016 by Tonya

This is freedom. When you start to see the patterning in all your past lives (excuse me if you don’t subscribe to the theory that we’ve been around the block a few times before, but experience has shown me that it’s true, for me at least). When you can see where you got stuck. When you can flow through all the old stuck places Read More...

Be an April FOOL!

April 29th, 2016 by Tonya

I have a coaching client who is a real joy to work with! Though she is experiencing major (and I mean major) challenges in her life that would be enough to floor many mortals, she does what she can to walk forward in authenticity and trust and everything just falls away! At least that's the way it appears to me Read More...

The 21-day ‘conscious cleanse’: is it for me?

February 22nd, 2016 by Tonya

The countdown to our annual 21-day 'conscious cleanse' begins in just under two weeks. To give you some idea of whether you'd like to join us for the cleanse, here's what it entails. The diet consists of gradually taking out of the diet all those foods - and drinks - that may be 'fighting' with the body, ie, pretty much anything that doesn't occur in nature or that may be difficult for your body to digest Read More...

Harvest-time for the inner garden

February 5th, 2016 by Tonya

St Teresa of Avila - a personal heroine of mine - spoke of the importance of tending the 'inner garden' - and I, personally, find the dull, grey days of autumn and winter the perfect time for this  (once the spring bursts forth in all its glory, we'll likely want to be doing other things with our time)! I love to use the analogy of life as a garden: ie, that if we take care to water the garden of our lives with positive intent, pull out any negativity at the roots and let the sunshine of loving thoughts shine down upon it, we'll be giving ourselves the best chance we can of a beautiful harvest Read More...

The 21-day cleanse… is it for me?

March 23rd, 2015 by Tonya

As I mentioned in a post last week, our 21-day 'conscious cleanse' consists of gradually taking out of the diet all those foods - and drinks - that may be 'fighting' with the body, ie, pretty much anything that doesn't occur in nature or that may be difficult for your body to digest. The ten days before the diet begins (ie, from Monday March 30th) we use to psychologically and physically prepare for our new way of eating and drinking Read More...

The dangerous sport of book editing

January 12th, 2013 by Tonya

You would never have thought that book editing was a dangerous practice, would you? The kind that elicits high insurance premiums, like surfing or investigative journalism? But I would suggest that it is. I've just spent the last 40 minutes (more…)