Category Archives: Mental Health

Chronic Illness & the Hero’s Journey Part 2

If you want to teach to your weakness, place yourself in challenging situations – this is a warrior trait. Everything that happens to you, if you take a warrior’s position, is simply a challenge. It’s not a good challenge, it’s not a bad challenge, it’s not a pleasant challenge, it’s not an unpleasant challenge. Those

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Chronic Illness & the Hero’s Journey

Whilst reflecting on my history with illness, I had the dawning realisation that the journey of illness and recovery follows the patterns as described by scholar Joseph Campbell in his ground-breaking book The Hero With A Thousand Faces. In that book, he provides a comparative analysis of various global mythologies and points out that there is

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Emotions: can the moon affect your health?

So for those who have an astrology bent, Wednesday night was a full moon. According to Astrologers, it means that our emotions can run high, and tend to spill out into our lives. Is this possible? I don’t know. I’ve heard theories that because we are roughly two-thirds water, our bodies react to the gravitational pull of

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Re-Integrating Vitality

And so, on the Day of the Dead, ends four weeks of harmonious clearing, cleansing, and eliminating the turbid waste of life of experience. Ironic of course that I attended a workshop on the yogic and tantric perspectives on death and dying. How is this relevant to my journey over the last four weeks? To

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#Revitalise Day 27: the Empty Vessel

OK, so I’m off the clean diet, and slowly re-introducing certain elements of the eliminated foods which I know don’t normally have a negative effect on me. I haven’t done any Qi Gong for a couple of days, however last night’s Tantric Yoga really pushed me to a physical edge. We learned a pranayama practice

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#Revitalise Day 26: Mirror, Mirror

It’s funny how life works sometimes, is it not? According to the framework of Western Astrology, this full moon in Taurus highlights the areas of abundance, beauty and love in our lives. I don’t know if it is this, other factors, or combinations of all – there was an upswing of energy in the last

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#Revitalise Day 25: Loss for Words

I’m in my final week of the 4-week #Revitalise process. What a journey. Feeling like I’m coming out the other end of an intriguing rabbit-hole. After today, I will be ceasing the cleansing diet, and returning to regular eating habits, and introducing what I had eliminated one by one. Things seem a lot clearer today.

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#Revitalise Week 3: Lost and Confused on the Way

  It’s been over a week since I last wrote about going through the #Revitalise process. It’s also been the toughest week so far. I am in the full throws of the clean diet (although I will admit I cheated today and had hot jam donuts with my daughter), and the intense harmonising, clearing, and

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#Revitalise Day 11: Fear, Death & Sublimation

Fuck! Apologies for the cussing – there is no other word that describes my experiences at present. I realised this morning that so many of my own actions and omissions are based around fear… and ultimately the fearing of death. All fears are just pathways to the one destination, and that is what we as

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#Revitalise Day 10: Something

Tuesday Two days into pre-cleanse diet. Two days after intense energetic work that has definitely opened up the channels and begun to move what was once stagnant. It feels like this is the first time I can feel anything – but what I know is that with the dredging of the channels and the opening

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