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Why you don’t need to understand the shadows within you

Why you don’t need to understand the shadows within you

Posted April 01, 2017

Feel the shadows within I want to share a story with you. Something that unfolded for me last weekend.This is a precious story, a deeply personal one. But in the name of authenticity and truth-telling I offer this up to you… it’s also a way for me to continue dis-engaging and ‘identifying’ with this story and instead to dig deeper into the wisdom that is there for me (and hopefully you) at its core. +++ As many of you know I spent three days on the Gold Coast in Australia diving into the Shadows under the beautiful, powerful and potent guidance of Belinda Davidson* Over those three days we worked with our chakras, the magic of the white light and our own deeply embedded shadows. Stories, limiting beliefs, broken dreams, emotions we just can’t explain.The darkness we’ve carried for many, many lifetimes. Does that sound heavy and depressing? Well, it wasn’t. It was enlightening, It was and still is the most important work I’ve done (for myself as a women, a mama, a healer, a coach… a spiritual being having a human experience). Throughout this workshop we explored past life stories, inner fears and allowed our shadows to RISE. In a safe, white light filled container. Secure in knowing that our work was to see, feel and ultimately release the darkness – transmuting it into light. Shadow-working light work… Personally, I didn’t have the experience that many did – seeing vivid images unfold, during meditation, of past lives and the trauma. Nor did I get a clear message from my intuition as to what, exactly, my shadows were. The summary, or the words to describe my shadows never arose. But what I did get was this; Profound sensations of release. Deep emotion bubbling up as I was triggered by someone else’s stories and visions. HUGE waves of sadness flowing within me and out of me. Spontaneous shudders and shivers On the final day we, as a collective, entered a powerful meditation calling in the white light via the heaven to earth connection. Again I had no words, no thoughts, no visions – nothing concrete to sink my ‘need-to-intellectualise-it’ mind. Soon we reached the base chakra, channelling white light into this centre – the seat of humanly needs and desires. The chakra that governs our ability to ground here on earth, to embrace our journey as a human being in a physical body. To feel safe, secure and connected. This chakra that relates to our finances, home, worldly life and to our need for tribe, for inclusion. And here live my deepest, darkest shadows. Here, my shadows, have made their home – like cancerous growth. Burrowing down. Growing roots. It was here that I came face to face with these shadows. Or should I say feeling-to-feeling. I can’t quite explain what happened properly but I will endeavour to. The shadows within and all the sadness, hurt, betrayal and rejection burst forth; I was on the floor. Hands and knees desperately trying to earth. I sobbed – loud, visceral, uncontrollable. I shook, violently. I could barely breathe. I released. It felt birth-like. It felt ancient, tribal. It felt overwhelming. It was out-of-body yet SO embodied. I was not quite aware of myself. I knew where I was and what was unfolding but just like child birth I was in a different place, no longer governed by my left-brain. There was no space for analysing and understanding. Yet I had flashes of truth roll through; “This is your base chakra releasing. There is so much hurt. This feels like I am birthing, again”. Mostly, what I came to experience first hand is something I’ve always know and a truth Belinda drilled home all weekend. It matters not what these shadows are about, or where they came from or why you’ve held onto them or what you are to do with it all. All that matters is that you allow them to rise and release. Rise and release. Breathe and release. Rise and release. I have an understanding – which I won’t go into – as to where this shadow was born from. I know of past lives, I know of past pains and traumas. But truthfully, I do not care. I don’t need to know. I just need to let it go. And feel it rise up. Feel the sadness. Be overwhelmed for 5 minutes by the shadow. And then breathe it out. Let it go. Let it GO. LET it go. I fully and wholly and completely FELT what it is like to FEEL and RELEASE instead of THINK and CONTROL. +++ I can’t count how many times I’ve heard (through my coaching clients) “I Just WISH I knew WHY or WHERE this came from. Yes, sometimes the clarity and knowledge of itself can create a HUGE shift in perception – a change of view, a rewiring. But often our deeper, dirtier, darker shadows do not respect to only clarity. They need to rise. Be felt. Be honoured and ultimately released. love + light, Claire xx *I have mentioned this incredible woman, Belinda Davidson many, many times. I see her as my spiritual mentor and I HIGHLY recommend you check her out if you want to dive in deeper on a soul level, cleanse and clear your energy anatomy and therefore change your life. Read more

Why you need to meditate: The 21 Day Meditation Project

Why you need to meditate: The 21 Day Meditation Project

Posted February 14, 2017

Why you need to meditate: I can’t count how many times I’ve  heard this; ‘I don’t have time to meditate, I mean, it would be nice, but there are so many other things I need to get done each day’. Meditation, to many, seems to be a luxury. A ‘nice-to-do’ if you have the time – and of course most of us feel that we don’t have the time for anything other than getting ‘it’ done. IT = work, life admin, ferrying the kids around, managing the home, family and social obligations, domestic duties. What if I told you that meditation creates MORE time, not less. Or that meditation supports you in getting it done? Would you believe me if I explained that meditation is precisely the tool needed to pull you out of that cave of darkness? You know the cave I’m talking about – the one where we get lost in our frustrations, anxiety, overwhelm, expectations. What I’ve noticed is that it doesn’t seem ENOUGH for the average person (mama, papa, business owner, corporate worker, life coach etc) to know that meditation will make you feel good, or calm or even happy. Why do we not rate these attitudes and ways of being high enough on our priority list? Are we that cynical that we don’t believe we can live life from that space, or that we are worthy too? So this has got me thinking; how can I help you to see that meditation is so much MORE than just a feel-good practice? And show you that it is truly a way out to the other side of all that leaves you tense, stressed, broken, disconnected, insecure and unstable? If you are thinking right now; “Well I’m none of those things…” I want you to be honest with yourself. Look back at your week right now. How many moments can you see where you felt confused? Or overwhelmed? How many times did you overreact? How frequently did you feel angry and wound up? Can you see the moments where you just wanted to run away, avoid reality and shut down (through over eating, TV, drinking, social media scrolling, hiding away?) I’m not trying to make you feel uncomfortable or to push you into despair, but sometimes we just have to get a little more real. Sometimes we just need that nudge forward to see our life, to really gauge where we could grow and evolve and to finally do something about. Change just doesn’t happen by wishing it so – that’s inactive, fear-based behaviour. Creating transformation takes inspired action. Contemplation, reflection, action. This is what I know to be true about meditation – it is the very action, of the inspired variety, that is the path out of the cave of self destruction. It cultivates disciple and presence so you can be here now and not caught in the web of the past (guilt) or the future (fear). It will encourage you to notice and become aware of those times you are behaving unconsciously It will show you where you are hooked. Where you are an addict to guilt, judgment, shame, victim and martyrdom, anger, overreaction. It will become your life-line – supporting you to live a more conscious life. It will teach you about compassion and love for yourself and for others. It will open you up to creativity and divine guidance. It will allow you to really feel connected to yourself, to others and the world around you. It will encourage you to be a citizen of the world and to make a difference (on a macro or a micro scale!) What does this look like in your REAL life? You enjoy TODAY instead of beating yourself up for what you did/didn’t do yesterday (or ten years ago) OR for what may/may not happen tomorrow You calmly react to unexpected changes in work or life. Going with the flow and creatively finding a way forward. You feel true happiness and gratitude for all that you have and all that you are. You are less quick to anger and frustration instead you respond with perspective, clarity, understanding. You don’t see challenges as a step back wards or cause for concern. Instead you feel willing and able to learn, grow and pick yourself up and continue on. You aren’t thrown into overwhelm over the drama your baby, toddler or teen dishes up. You take it in your stride and choose to lovingly guide and teach instead of resist and control. You can forgive without holding onto grudges and you find it easier to understanding people and their perfect imperfections. You know what you need and when you need it. Self love and self care are part of your daily life and in turn you are more loving, content, compassionate person. You feel brave enough to take a leap of faith or a measured risk in life, work and family. You can go with the flow and have the courage and will power to make change happen when you are called to do so. Fear doesn’t hold you back. You trust that you are fully supported and this allows you uplevel or cope during times of uncertainty. I can’t force you to make the switch and start meditating. And if you are already but you aren’t consistent, I can’t force that either. All I can do is present to you my experience, my wisdom and knowledge and what I know to be the most powerful, life-changing and FREE tool there is. I hope that today I offered you a perspective on meditation that opened your eyes and hearts a little more. And because I’m clearly passionate about getting you to ride the meditation wave with me I’ve decided to bring back my FREE program; The 21 Day Meditation Project. Due to kick-off March 2017, I’m just tinkering away in the background getting all the bits and pieces together for you which include; a daily email straight to your […] Read more

An open letter to mama guilt and self-judgment

An open letter to mama guilt and self-judgment

Posted February 07, 2017

Dear totally debilitating guilt and abhorrent self-judgment, I’m going to frank here. Straight up. If there is one thing that motherhood has given me it’s the inability to sugar coat and fuss about any longer. I have something to say, so I’m going to say it – straight shooting. I am done with you, guilt. And you, judgment? Well you can go jump… off the cliff edge, off a bridge. I don’t care. As long as it’s a big enough jump so you are be well away from me. So here’s the thing, I’ve never really suffered from guilt or shame. Well, of course I’ve felt guilt and shame, but I mean only smatterings of guilt and uneventful doses of shame that we all experience – like falling flat on my face, walking UP stairs.  But to be overcome by and controlled by guilt, well it’s just (thankfully) not been my thing. But I never, ever expected for the mama guilt to be so heavy. Such a burden to carry daily. I’ve been told that from the day my little sunbeam flashed into the world in her effervescent way that I will forever be dragging behind me the guilt of a thousand lifetimes… And you know what, I’m not buying into that. Why? Because even on the worst days – those days when I accidentally knocked my babies head on the world, had a mini meltdown over the nappy change challenge and snapped at her with such intensity she actually looked scared – I’m still doing an amazing job. Guess what, so is every damn mama out there (ok maybe not every one, but that’s an entirely different letter!) Or how about those days when I’m chatting to my local mama friends and I hear that one has already enrolled her 10 month old into the best local schools, or how the other one hand makes all of her babies clothes. Or even how another mama uses cloth nappies and hand washes them all, to minimise her footprint on mama earth. Yep, even those days when I don’t feel up to scratch and I can’t compare or compete with any of the above I’m still going to choose self love and compassion. (P.s I choose meditation over nappy washing; truly sorry mama earth but hoping my higher vibrations are helping in some way?) Then there’s all the stuff I didn’t know how to do in the beginning. And all the wrong turns I made trying to figure out this little bundle of (often, not-so) joy. Did I set myself up for years of struggle because I held her and rocked her to sleep? Have I damaged her forever because I played white noise, loudly, near her little ears just so she would shut up for 5 minutes? Or what about the time I listened to a sleep consultant instead of my heart and I left you to cry (for 10 minutes)… did I damage our bond? Have I permanently caused long-term health issues by vaccinating you? Worst still, will I make the same mistakes again with round 2? Were they even mistakes? How will I ever know? Even just writing that out, dear guilt, I know it’s time to call BULLSHIT on you. Instead I choose today and every day to see my greatness as a mama -actually as a WOMAN and HUMAN BEING – and not my flaws. I choose to see what I did well and right instead of where I got lost – I learn from those mistakes, that it more than enough.  I know the good outweighs the bad. The positive overcomes the negative. For every thing I’ve missed, didn’t do, forgotten there are 10 more things I remembered, did do and achieved. No more guilt. No more judgment. You don’t have a free pass to play and terrorise my heart. Like I said, I’m done with you. We are done. And why am I breaking up with you guilt? I know you are dying to know, you insidious, malignant, festering and down-right cruel emotion. Well, if that description (of you) doesn’t answer it let me break it down a little more. You tear me down. You leave me weakened and insecure. You make me unsure of who I am and what kind of mama I want to be. You waste my time worrying and fretting when I could just get on with being the incredible mama I am. You find ways into my work, my self image, my mood, my relationships. You leave me questioning instead of trusting. But worse still, is that you are aid me in doing the one thing I do not want to do  – and that is to teach my baby girl how to live small, question herself, be insecure and lacking in self confidence. I do not want little S to think that ‘guilt and self-judgment’ is the norm and that the archetype of martyr-mama is something she should carry on. She shouldn’t. And she won’t. Because we are done – Guilt (judgment, too) and I are breaking up. Officially. I’ll meditate my way through the challenges. I’ll leave it behind as each day drawers to a close. I’ll take the lessons from those challenging moments I’ll shed the remnants of that all-pervasive, sticky and cancerous mind-crap we experience called guilt + judgment! +++ So this is my invitation. Mama or not. If you’re human then take this letter and make it your own. Time to rid yourself and this world of guilt and judgment. There are 1000 better ways in which to channel our powerful minds and thoughts. There is no anger left here. There is no hatred. It’s my own fault for ever letting guilt and self-judgment in the door. I’ve said my piece. It’s time to make peace. You go that way, I’ll go this way. I choose freedom from the struggle and call on self-love from now on. Love + light, Claire x Read more

8 Ways to REALIGN when you’re feeling lost

8 Ways to REALIGN when you’re feeling lost

Posted February 03, 2017

8 Ways to REALIGN when you’re feeling lost Gosh there is so much rattling around in my head. Are you feeling the same? Since my 35th birthday and the White Light Healing Retreat I did last weekend (OH and the divine New Moon workshop with Amy Taylor Kabbaz) there is a jungle of ideas, feelings, fears, thoughts taking up my mental white space. It’s good, sort of. I’m writing and brainstorming and getting these ideas down – there’s so much I want to do and create and share (agh, MORE time please!) And new thoughts keep coming to me; P.s some of these ideas include bringing back The 21 Days of Meditation Project – remember that goodie?! But for now… Shhhh! I’m seeing more live workshops. I’m feeling into powerful online masterclasses. I’m tuning into more words, writing, storytelling. However, and truthfully, the state of the world and the way we abuse its people and animals and mama earth has been weighing on me. Deeply. (I rewatched The Cove AND Blackfish this week – my ‘activist’ aquarian heart clearly wanted to be front and centre this week). Many tears have been shed this week.  A lot of pain has been felt. A huge disconnection and discontentment yet at the same time a massive PULL to be more IN the world. Integral to raising its vibration and participating in its mass healing. Which is why there is this bizarre jungle mess in my mind and heart. This PUSH-PULL between feeling so much pain Vs DEEP gratitude Vs feeling called to create and do my (somewhat small) part in raising the vibrations through love, consciousness and personal healing. And underneath that is my humble desire to just be a mama and hold space for my Soleil in this world. (Oh and did I mention time? Where is it? How do I get more of it? There are never enough hours in the day, are there!) ++ Scatterbrain much?! Yep… that’s how I’m feeling. So I do what I always do – and I’m sharing these with you today just incase you are feeling the same. 8 ways to realign when you’re feeling lost: 1) I reach out to my soul-sisters.  I literally ask for help. I ask for their shoulder to lean on and cry on. I express my feelings and I soak up their wisdom. My vulnerability opens me up to receiving the love, guidance and wisdom that my soul needs. But it also opens the conversation up to others who need space to express their struggles and truths too. So in essence we start to hold circle and carry each other through. It’s life changing. 2) I journal the junk out of the head.  Over and over and over. I story-tell my way through the jungle. I pull down the feelings and put them to paper. I navigate through the weeds of twisted thoughts and find insight, clarity, direction. 3) I make a plan. When it comes to creative ideas I jot them down, I feel into what i’m called to action, now and then I start noting down next steps. Know this though, I might NOT action them straight away. Sometimes I still just need to percolate in those feelings before I take the inspired action necessary 4) I meditate like a mofo. Seriously, I meditate like my sanity depends on it. Because it does, and my health too. I focus on grounding, lower chakra meditations. Or forgiveness + compassion meditations. Or love and presence. Or whatever the hell feels right, but I do it. Daily. Why? Because I need the energetic support. I need to heal. I need to still be a mama and a coach and a team leader. I still need to cook dinner and function. Life still happens despite the chaotic dance and flurry of BIG emotions that are happening. And meditation allows me to find space, to breathe and to BE. Want to get your hands on some of my meditations? Visit my SHOP to see my meditation albums. Oh and Mamas head here for your own dedicated meditation membership.  5) I move my body. I use my body as vehicle to hold, honour and then release whatever it is that must go. Lots of Kundalini Yoga Kriyas. I get my heart rate. And then I slowly, stretch and breath. Just embodying it all. 6) I trust and hold faith.  Everything passes. It all shifts and unfurls into something new. An upleveling perhaps? The light of new lessons. A burst of energy, clarity, joy. If I stay in faith, then I don’t spiral into victim-mode, or worse still FUTILITY. 7) I eat even cleaner. Although my head might say, Oh go on, EAT ALL THE COOKIES. I know my higher self and my body wants to keep it clean. So I honour that. Processed, high-sugar food actually creates an energetic and mental fog that clouds my truth, my judgement and my ability to move through the jungle with a little more ease. And that also means beautiful, powerful supplements and super foods.  8) I harness mother nature. I visit the ocean. Ground my feet into the earth. Get whipped about with invigorating ocean air. I walk through parks and take my shoes off. I burn essential oils at home. ++ I know none of this is NEW. I never promised ground-breaking (ha!) I offer this to you, though, as a gentle reminder that if you are ever lost in the fog or the jungle of your mind and you can’t make sense of it all just yet, then know you have the power to consciously support yourself! One last BONUS point: Gratitude. Fill your heart and mind with prayer and gratefulness for all that you do have. All that you can do. All that you are. From the micro to the macro. Dose up on gratitude. love + light, Claire xx Read more

Do you want to feel Golden?

Do you want to feel Golden?

Posted January 10, 2017

Feeling GOLDEN Last time I checked in with you the new year had JUST ticked over. It’s crazy how quickly we all get sucked back into the vortext of life – the busy-ness, the lists, the stressors, the plans. Life is just so FULL. (Beautifully, gratefully full) I am busily working away here in the background – new coaching programs and more. Make sure you keep reading till the end as I have something SUPER exciting coming your way soon. Thankfully the balmy, sticky summer (on this side of the hemisphere at least) is keeping me outside and in the ocean daily. Resetting on the daily. Speaking of summer and the ocean, one of my most favourite things ever is the way the sun shines on the ocean – sparkly, playful light dancing on the waves. Golden sparks of crystalline light. This light makes me smile from ear-to-ear. ++ A few years back when I did a powerful journey into my Chakra 8 I discovered the 12 essences of my soul (we all have them – they just differ from person to person). In every meditaiton session I would do, going into my Chakra 8 I would find myself in a temple FLOODED with Golden Light. It was only until discussing this with my Spiritual Mentor, Belinda Davidson that I came to understand something very important. The Golden Light is one of my 12 essences. WOW. Now, I’m not 100% certain what this actually means and how I embody it fully. OR how it differs from the White Light (it feels very different) but I do know that FEELING GOLDEN is at the centre of it. Definition; Golden Glowing vitality; radiant, radiance. Full of happiness, prosperity or vigour: golden hours; a golden era. Richly soft and smooth. Bright, metallic, lustrous FEELING GOLDEN So it shouldn’t come as a surprise when I tell you that GOLDEN is one of my core desired feelings. I’m often asking myself – how can I feel more ‘golden’ in this moment, day, week… this precious LIFE. It’s also a feeling that resides at the core of my work – as a coach, leader and guide. I want my clients and team members to feel GOLDEN to and I’ll do what I can to help them reach for that bright, inner radiance. How do we feel GOLDEN then? How do we reach for what is seemingly blindingly bright and almost impossible to grasp? (Btw, it’s not, we just have to do the consistent, loving work). This is how we do it: Regular stillness and reflection Powerful practices to realign and reingite your Mind, Body and Soul Self-study and commitment to personal growth This 2017 I have a bunch of beautiful offerings coming your way to support you in feeling GOLDEN. Right now I have a SHOP full of meditation albums and ebooks to help guide back to yourself. I have reopened my coaching schedule (which is almost FULL) Om Mama Love is supporting mamas to find the GOLD in this season of life they are in And my Roadmap to Happy Online Group Immersion is completely focused on giving you the tools to reach for your version of ‘GOLDEN’ If you are ready to feel golden I invite you to ask this question; “What do I need to feel bright, vital, radiant, happy and prosperous”… And if I can help you get there in anyway let me know! (Check out the above links, maybe something there just JUMPS out at you!) ++ 30 Days of You! Before I leave you I have one last thing (and very special thing) to share with you. I’ll be dropping into your inbox again very soon, in the next few days to share an incredible 30 Day program that will definitely help you to go for GOLD. Myself and a team of women (who I’m sure you know) have put together an amazing 30 day challenge (LOADED up with a ridiculous bundle of goodiess too) to give you a fresh new start and to realign and reignite your mind, spirit, body and soul. I’ve NEVER done anything like this before and I’m literally itching to get this out to you. So please keep a look out that – It’ll be with you VERY soon. I hope you join us for a powerful, love-filled and life-changing month. Love and (golden) light, Claire Read more

Manifesting in the new year + Get your roadmap to happy

Manifesting in the new year + Get your roadmap to happy

Posted January 03, 2017

Manifesting is the buzz word at the moment, isn’t it? It’s the latest craze and personally, I’m all for it. Why the hell not – I mean, the word is empowering, it’s about creation, isn’t it? And why shouldn’t we be creating the life that we want? To me, manifesting is about bringing something (experience, person, attitude, situation) to the forefront – shining a light on your dreams, amplifying your desires and getting shiny-diamond clear. I say ‘forefront’ because what you truly desire, that is for your own growth, already exists… it’s just hanging out in the shadows, waiting to be called forth. It can only be called forth through you – your WILL. Nothing will ever happen without your permission. Manifesting is about realising that within you is the ultimate resource (your own vibrational energy) for attracting what you wan, as soon as you are ready, willing and able. This time of year with intentions and soulful goals flying around, the energy is almost electrified. Most of the yoga classes I am teaching at the moment are packed – a roomful of yogis with hopeful dreams of bendy asana, quiet minds and devoted practice. The point is, this time of year is the right time to really tap into the power of manifestation. It’s not rocket science, but it does take focused awareness and loving attention. In today’s VLOG I guide you through manifestation. A few things I’d like to highlight for you: I share with you what I used to think about manifesting I talk about the energy within us and how this is integral to getting what we want I talk through why (real) manifesting has to be in alignment with your truth, not your surface level desires. I talk about how you already have what you want + how lack perpetuates lack I share a personal example of how I am harnessing the power of manifestation right now I offer up some simple examples of how to manifest When you’ve finished watching the vlog I’d love to hear how YOU manifest or how you are planning on creating + attracting what your soul desires this year? Share below in the comments! ++ So, you want to manifest a beautiful life? Let me ask you this…do you have your roadmap to happy? How will you navigate towards joy and balance in Mind-Body-Soul? Do you feel equipped to map out your pathway to a year of joy, balance, happiness, success? Do you have the tools you need? Are you ready to take the inspired action to create happiness? This year I am doing something new and oh-so juicy and special. Starting early February, I’ll be holding circle in an intimate group coaching program: Your Roadmap to Happy: 10 Week Online Group Immersion into your Mind-Body-Soul I want to work with YOU, specifically on arming you up with the right tools and knowledge to create your ROADMAP TO HAPPINESS – in Mind, Body and Soul. Manifesting your life of HAPPY begins with immersion – diving in to you, learning the right tools and practices and leaning into the right kind of support. This potent, immersive, empowering group program includes: Click HERE to find out more and join us! p.s places are strictly limited so get in quick! Hope you can join us! Happy Manifesting and happy new year! Claire x Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Read more

Do you have your Roadmap to Happy?

Do you have your Roadmap to Happy?

Posted December 28, 2016

We are almost there, 2016 – a challenging year for so many of us – has almost come to a close. Which can only mean ONE thing. A new year. A new opportunity. A new way. A new season. What do you want this year to be, for you? How do you want to feel? What’s important to you? For me, there is always something that LEADS the way each year. It might be my health, or business or family. True to form a ‘HERO’ focus comes into the light – one thing that I can’t ignore and must sink my teeth into. But over the years I’ve learned that I must pay attention to the full circle of my being too –  Mind-Body-Soul. So when I’m tuning into intentions/resolutions/soul-ful goals I always ask myself this question; “What is the roadmap to HAPPINESS for this year? How will I navigate towards joy and balance in Mind-Body-Soul” I chew on this questions. I feel into my being. In turn, I create my own personal roadmap to happiness. It might be that I need to study more, do a workshop, get more tools to support me. Or perhaps I need more quiet, inner peace, space. Or movement, breath, meditation. Maybe all of it, at different times. ++ So let me ask you this; what is YOUR roadmap to happiness? What does it look like? Do you feel equipped to map out your pathway to a year of joy, balance, happiness, success? Do you have the tools you need? Are you ready to do what needs to be done to reach happiness? (It’s not something that just HAPPENS we have to take inspired action!) ++ This year I’ve decided to do something different. I’ve decided I want to work with YOU, specifically on arming you up with the right tools and knowledge to create your ROADMAP TO HAPPINESS – in Mind, Body and Soul. I’m doing something I’ve never done before but am thrilled to bring this offering to you. It’s going to be potent, immersive, empowering. I’m doing this because part of my personal roadmap is to serve and connect and change lives. Starting early February, I’ll be holding circle with an intimate group in my new coaching program: Your Roadmap to Happy: 10 Week Online Group Immersion into your Mind-Body-Soul ++ I’ll be sharing more in the coming week. For now just tune in –  if you feel the TUG to work with me, in a very small group and be immersed in all things Mind-Body-Soul, shoot me an email (claire (at) thewellnessproject.net.au) or book in a call to discuss. If you are ready to seek out at capture the happiness you so deserve then this program – Your Roadmap to Happy – is for you. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE Claire xx P.s Start date is February 5th. This is strictly capped to 5-8 people max and might be the only way to ‘coach’ with me for a while. Save Save Read more

Endings and Beginnings: Reflecting on 2016 before entering 2017

Endings and Beginnings: Reflecting on 2016 before entering 2017

Posted December 18, 2016

Here I am…tapping away on my laptop. It’s almost dark and I’m sitting here on my bed with only a Himalayan Salt Lamp on; casting a warm, womb-like glow across the room. Big fat wet tears rolling down my face, pooling at my lips, soaking back into my skin. I can barely see through these tears…Yet I knew I had to open up my laptop and write. All week I’ve been feeling this bubbling up of emotion. The inner cauldron of all my truths, thoughts, feelings and experiences amping up from a slow, gentle simmer to the raise-the-lid kinda boil. The kind of boil that will inevitably spill over into a watery mess if I don’t turn my gaze to and respond quickly enough. And sure enough, despite the sign-posts all week the latter has happened. I didn’t have the space and time to ‘go there’ – you know, to cast my attention to that simmering feeling. So here I am… here I am a watery, blubbery mess. [Side note: oh wow, does it feels good to FEEL like this. To feel vulnerable and overwhelmed with emotion. It makes me feel alive and connected and tapped in – always has] The things that have set me off all week – tender moments between baby and dada. A random act of kindness from a stranger in the street. A generous exchange. Watching a mama hug her injured child in Aleppo. Hugging my dear friend and saying Merry Christmas – have all pointed to connection, the power of the tribe, gratitude and the simplicity of love. Powerful, universal sorta stuff. But what set off this moment, right now, the avalanche of tears and the impossible-to-contain soul speak in the form of FEELING? My nanny just wrote to me to say she was no longer able to work with us (due her own personal career goals). #firstworldproblems Then IT all just hit me. This year has been so challenging and yet so unbelievably beautiful. (Side note: I had originally written “so fucking hard” but perspective whacked me in the face and I had to dial it back!) I’ve created so much. I’ve barely slept. I’ve nagged and argued about nonsensical shit with my sleep deprived husband. I’ve started a new business. I’ve coached divine women through their blocks and fears. I consciously worked on healing myself energetically, emotionally, physically, mentally. I’ve done things I never thought I would, or could. I said YES without reason, just a feeling. I’ve grown a team and watched them grow too. I’ve learned that I don’t know what it means to be a leader. I’ve decided to lead with love and serve wholeheartedly. I’ve felt so much mama-guilt. I’ve felt so much mama joy, love, elation. I’ve faced so many fears, slowly. I’ve watched parts of me fall away and dissolve. I’ve surrendered. Over and over and over again. I’ve found my feminine power – fierce warrior mama within. I’ve fallen in love with parts of me I didn’t notice before. I’ve juggled coaching, creativity, business around tantrums and toddler tactics. I’ve stared at my forever changed body and swung from love, to admiration to disgust and back to love. I’ve stared at my forever guy and cried tears of gratitude for him minutes after crying tears at frustration over him. I’ve meditated. Daily. Committed to stillness, daily. I’ve moved and stretched and breathed. I’ve set goals and failed at them, and reset them over and over until I nailed it. I’ve held my baby sick and feverish feeling equal parts scared and supremely blessed. I’ve failed at being the perfect mama/wife so many times – forgetting to cook dinner, turning the TV on too many times, letting my frustration take the driver seat. I rocked motherhood too… often. I’ve battled to stay in my centre, to be calm, to stay strong when sometimes it all just felt too much. I’ve watched my dad getting older, weaker, sicker. I’ve felt the love and support my mother always delivers. I’ve cried tears of happiness watching my little girl play with her cousins, something I never had. I discovered some shit about myself I’m grateful I can now see, but that hurt to look at. I raged. I cried. I fell apart. I cracked. I put myself back together and said ‘Let’s DO this’. I prayed many times for relief and peace. And then accepted when I didn’t get it. I found a circle, a sisterhood, a tribe where we honour shame, vulnerability, joy, success and dreams. Like I said, a really big, hard, beautiful, FULL, messy year. ++ I am a deeply changed woman. Motherhood… life, it’s eroded the old me and reshaped me much faster than any other experience has in my life. I feel more than I’ve ever felt. I think more than I have ever. I worry more. Pray more. Strive and thrive more. I fail more. I’m more considered and conscious. I dig deeper than I ever have and insist on MORE from the universe. I love more than I thought was possible. I care about people, this earth. And yet with all of that I also feel more overwhelmed, futile, and held back than I ever have. My eyes are more open and so is my heart. EVERYTHING is dialled right up. My desire to create change, my desire to find balance and to help others heal. My desire for abundance and for financial success and stability. My need to hide away and hush the world. My desire to make a difference. My desire for a humble life with my sweet little family. My desire to GO BIG and chase my dreams. I feel all of it….My need to make this life matter, to honour the gift of this life and do it justice. To live up to my soul purpose and to do so with authenticity and love. As I write this there is a small voice in the back of my […] Read more

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