7 Ways You Can Conquer Stress

If there is ever something to remember about anxiety it’s this: one step at a time! You’re amazing and you’ll do it all, only if you tackle what’s in front of you now. As my dear mother used to say, ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’.

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Why ‘Heart Talk’ is SO Important

When we communicate with our hearts we first open a space for dialogue to begin. A dialogue that is receptive as well as giving — where you give a person a chance to speak and they reciprocate.

Gracefully Receiving is Just as Important as Giving

When you block someone from giving, you are stopping that vital energetic exchange from circulating. How would you feel if your gifts weren't received? #receiving #giving #blockedenergy #abundance

4 Nice Ways to Say ‘No’

Saying no doesn't make you a horrible person — you are merely a person with healthy boundaries. #selfhelp

Get Your Smile On — Laugh Your Ass Off!!!

Smiling at strangers and laughing until you wet yourself are one of the 2 most important things you can do for a healthy life. It literally can heal you.

4 Tibetan Tips for Longevity

Tibetan Wisdom Most of us want an abundant, full life. I stumbled across a beautiful Tibetan proverb on my facebook feed that really made sense. Let me share it with you: "The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure" How simple is that? Eat half —... Continue Reading →

4 Reasons to Entice You to Quit Drama

“If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does.” — The Duchess (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) Hmmm, yes.  What is it about human nature that keeps our noses continuously stuck in other people’s affairs? I'm sure we've all been lured into, blind-sided or even voluntarily stepped... Continue Reading →

If you truly want what you say you want, you’re going to be driven to try any and every avenue. The world is your oyster, so crack open the Tabasco sauce and start slicing up those lemons!

Comfort Zones: Embracing the Beauty of Awkward and Uncomfortable

When you fling yourself out the door of familiarity into the wild and exciting wilderness, always remember that there is never failure only feedback. #comfortzone #selfhelp #cherieroedirksen

3 Ways to Kick Your Fears to the Curb

We need to take responsibility for what we give our attention to and for how we allow, yes allow, the media to manipulate our emotions and pervade the airwaves with such repugnant negativity. #fear #negativity #overcomeit

Get Your Joy on This Festive Season!

Plug in, Baby I have a WordPress site and I think they're pretty user friendly. However, my IT-challenged brain just can't handle all these new appy, gizmo-type thingy-ma-jigs. Let's take plugins — God bless them for what they do, unbeknownst to me. It took me about 30 minutes to realize that figuring out how to... Continue Reading →

How to Become More Balanced (and Happy!)

It's great when we find ourselves on a high — experiencing supreme joy, love, happiness and elation. It's really shitty when we hit rock bottom — experiencing doubt, anger, pain and fear. The key to true happiness is somewhere in the middle.

This is Why You Are Amazing

“The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.” ~Carl Sagan I would like to begin this blurb with a statement that the Pleiadians made through one of Barbara Marciniak's channels to humanity: Be noble because you are of the stars but be humble... Continue Reading →

The Truth About Being All Stirred Up

“Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear you path” #selfhelp #motivation

Go Slow to Speed Things Up

"One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren't enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get... Continue Reading →

Rekindling the Human Spirit with Lemons

When Life Gives You Lemons... I would like to give you a recipe for the best darn lemonade ever — it's about community, asking, giving and thriving. 4 years ago I moved to a remote little village in the klein Karoo, South Africa. I soon learnt that there was a really great switched on bunch... Continue Reading →

2 Damn Good Reasons Why You Need to Love Yourself!

What’s the Deal with Self Love? “Self-love is the source of all our other loves.” — Pierre Corneille Healthy self love is not narcissistic or egotistical — let’s just get that out the way first off.  Some people immediately associate self love with selfishness or egotism — it is neither. To love yourself is as... Continue Reading →

5 Super Easy Exercises to Creating a Positive Life!

“In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.” — Dalai Lama Stepping Up to the Plate You’re probably familiar with the saying ‘what you think you create’ but how can you seriously filter every bad thought? There is a way, I promise. But before we delve into the amazing... Continue Reading →

What You Need to Know About Game Changes

A friend posted a quirky quote to my Facebook wall the other day — it read: When something goes wrong in your life just yell, “Plot Twist!” and move on. I had a good laugh and then a light-bulb went on in the old noggin — that’s totally true and a helluva great life strategy! Here’s... Continue Reading →

Why ‘The Echo’ is Important on Your Evolutionary Path

So you've taken the initiative to change the course of your life to something that pleases you more. You've recognized that you are the co-creator of your experience and you've set your sails to bring you more of what you desire. Suddenly you are confronted with more of what you don't want. Why? Understanding the... Continue Reading →

Community Power Groups are Reshaping the Way We Think

Here is my latest article from Odyssey Magazine (click on icon to the right to read the magazine for free!) Ever wondered how you can change the world without having to march on parliament or chain yourself to a tree? I've discovered a powerful new way to effect positive change by starting small… I recently... Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Wave Goodbye to Fear

"Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free." ~Jim Morrison Fear controls most of us. The sh*t thing is, our controllers want to perpetuate fear in any way possible — it makes sense to those seeking power. 'Fight or flight' fear... Continue Reading →

Why Not Imprint How You Want to Die?

"Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying." ~Martin Luther What a strange subject, eh? Well, I think it's one worth delving into. We set intentions all day long, shooting out those 'rockets of desire' — so, why not imprint on this matrix or world of... Continue Reading →

Couch Manifesting: The Only Way to Dream Big!

I've been trying a new tactic using the Law of Attraction. Maybe I'm a little slow and you've already stumbled across this amazing way to manifest what you want. It's what I like to call 'Couch Manifesting' and it's as great as it sounds! I tried this a few weeks ago when I was ill and... Continue Reading →

Positive Thoughts Work

Twin Peaks, Mary Poppins and Eyes Wide Shut I've recently been ill, I've been in bed for almost 2 weeks. When I was going through my bouts of fevers and chills, hacking coughing spells and razor-blade throat issues, I was pretty delirious most of the time. In that David Lynch state of mind, I was... Continue Reading →

Zombie Apocalypse: Avoid ‘Team Walking Dead’ with these Simple Tricks

What is Dopamine? It's the kick-butt chemical that charges the motivation/reward center of the brain and it could be the reason for the zombie apocalypse we find ourselves facing today. Studies have now shown that excessive device use (smartphones, iPhones, iPads, etc) release this chemical. It's no wonder that people get sweaty palms when threatened... Continue Reading →

Ditch the Resolution, Start a Revolution! Odyssey Digimag Issue 5 Now Out

It’s easy for us to make big plans for gargantuan change on New Year’s Eve but not so easy to stick with the program come January. Especially when, in the words of Robbie Burns, “the best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft a-gley” or, in plainer English, have a tendency to go slightly off the... Continue Reading →

Gardening Your Way to Zen

It's Time to Go Green! Are you a gardener? Do you like to be in nature? Did you know it can be one of the most beneficial things you can do? I was never really into gardening until we bought our first home. The garden (all 900m² of it!) was a bit of a wreck... Continue Reading →

Change: One Thing You Can Rely On and Use to Your Advantage

"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often." — Winston Churchill You guessed it, the only constant thing is this mortal coil is change. It's the definitive dichotomy of our existence. Now — seeing it's the only thing you most certainly CAN rely on — let's look at how we can... Continue Reading →

2 Dire Growth Problems Our Youth Face

The iPhone Generation or Zombie Apocalypse I was listening to a radio program where a psychologist was talking about the problems this new generation face — one being a high rate of teen suicide due to lack of coping skills or ability to communicate with others. The expectations (and most are fake or supremely fudged... Continue Reading →

5 Key Factors to a Lasting Relationship

“Love is a two-way street constantly under construction.” — Carroll Bryant Head Over Heels 20 years ago I married my school sweetheart. Yeah, we got married young (I was just about to turn 21 and he was 23) but we were head over heels in love and had been dating for over 4 years. We... Continue Reading →

Boundary Setting 101 — Target: Empaths

Straight From the Horses Ass Mouth I'm a people-pleaser with strong boundary awareness. It's taken me years to weed out and recognize time-wasters and/or emotional vampires and nurture the relationships with the people I'm willing to give my attention to (read related article:5 Ways Energy Vampires Steal Your Time and Life-Force). My radar is set to... Continue Reading →

Free Yourself From Creative Complacency Today!

Complacency: A Big Mistake Some Creatives Make "The further you get away from yourself, the more challenging it is. Not to be in your comfort zone is great fun."  ~Benedict Cumberbatch Whether you're a rocket scientist or a hairdresser — if you think you're in your groove and that's where you'll stay, you've got a... Continue Reading →

Why You Need to Tap into Your Muchness for Self Confidence

What is Muchness? Muchness can be described in many ways. Here is a list that best describes what your muchness really encompasses: greatness, moxie, spunk, backbone, adventuresomeness (yes, it is a real word!), tenacity, valor, spirit, braveness, determination, grit. Makes you want to leap up off your chair and punch the air, right? Trouble is,... Continue Reading →

Why Anybody Can Be Creative (video tutorial incl.)

Where to Start Looking for that Creative Spark... To recap on last weeks blog please click here: 4 Minute Video Leading up to the Meaning of Life Page 2 of 'Creative Expression - How to find your inspiration...' tackles the fact that creativity comes in many shapes and forms. People who chime that they haven't got... Continue Reading →

4 Minute Video Leading up to the Meaning of Life

Take One — Meanings, Purpose and Lighting Fires  (with the Added Bonus of Eternal Youth)... It's the age old question we ask ourselves at some point in this discombobulating journey of life: What is the meaning of it all? "There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring... Continue Reading →

5 Simple Steps to Avoid a Burn-Out — No. 2 is a Must!

"The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long" — Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching) As I was skimming through the enlightening pages of the Tao Te Ching my eyes fell upon the verse above. In our modern, face-paced lives, we often fall prey to burning out. Stress and anxiety are growing —... Continue Reading →

Open Your Third Eye and Awaken Your Pineal Gland With These Simple Exercises (This Really Works!)

CLN Editor’s Note: I tried the Awakening I exercise last night, honestly not expecting much. But wow does this work. About three minutes after completing the exercise, my forehead began to tingle, and suddenly I felt a rapid sense of expansion in the middle of my brain (where the pineal gland is located), along with... Continue Reading →

How Balanced Are You?

Tipping the Scales So, what is balance? It's just the definition for an even distribution of something.  When you're feeling out of kilter, it's because you're distribution is off whack. This can pertain to mind, body and spirit. It sounds like a simple enough thing to get this so-called 'balance' in your life — it's... Continue Reading →

Feature: Odyssey Magazine — Get Your Free Copy NOW

As some of you may know, Odyssey Magazine (a holistic magazine that has been running since 1977 — read more HERE) has asked me to be a columnist for their amazing publication. Paulo Coelho is also a columnist and writes a fabulous article that is usually placed at the end of the mag (always save... Continue Reading →

7 Ways You Can Conquer Stress

If there is ever something to remember about anxiety it’s this: one step at a time! You’re amazing and you’ll do it all, only if you tackle what’s in front of you now. As my dear mother used to say, ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’.

Let’s Talk About Green Stuff — It May Not Be What You Think!

Green is the New Black When I say 'let's talk about the green stuff?' what does your mind spring to? money? Show me the bunce? marijuana? Totally far out dude... sustainable living — doing your reduced carbon footprint kind-of-thang, all cool and hippy like? Or jealousy? The green-eyed, envy monster awaiting in each of us... Continue Reading →

Are You Having Problems Receiving? You May be Interested to Know That it is Just as Important as Giving…

  The Law of Giving and Receiving "Giving opens the way for receiving." — Florence Scovel Shinn Deepak Chopra wrote a book that changed my life forever. I stumbled upon it very early on in my quest for spiritual truth — it's called The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. Now I know most of you have probably... Continue Reading →

3 Tips on How to Stay Relatively Calm…Especially Over the Festive Season!

Christmas Fireworks! It's the season to be jolly — dust off the mistletoe and pucker up for that long line of friends and family just waiting to be welcomed into your house for another round of yearly festivities. "Christmas is a time when you get homesick, even when you’re home." - Carol Nelson However, there... Continue Reading →

How to Lose Friends and Generally Alienate People

Green-Eyed Monsters Are Not Purely Sci-Fi Allow me to ignite this article with a bang-on quote by Robert A. Heinlein: "A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity." Let's just bask in that wisdom for a second. Aaah...can't you just feel the truth of... Continue Reading →

Do You Feel Worthless? 2 Reasons Why You Need to Love YOU

Why self-love and self-worth will bring about world peace!

Breathwork: Did You Know You Could Be Starving Your Body of Oxygen?

Did you know that your quality of breath can determine your quality of life? Breathing correctly boosts the brain (it has even been shown to spark brain growth — especially in the elderly), invigorates the body and helps us to find clarity (especially when we find ourselves under stress or anxiety).

4 Reasons to Eat Humble Pie and Starve the Ego

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.”   ~Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching) Easier said than done, right? We all experience our own egos in mild to moderate doses every now and again (and for some, it’s a constant fighting battle that they’re not even aware of).... Continue Reading →

Do You Need to Call a ‘Time-Out’ For Yourself? 7 Things You Need to Be Aware Of….

“Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.” ― Lao Tzu, Te Tao Ching We live at a break-neck, fast-paced, mind-reeling, brain-fogging speed — where everything was supposed to be done yesterday! Sound familiar to you? Coping in this age is quite a balancing act —... Continue Reading →

How Weird, Little Synchronicities Can Actually Be the Bomb!

For those of you who don't know what synchronicity is, please READ THIS. Meaningful Coincidences "Synchronicity hints at the unified world behind the illusory veil of the material universe" — Roger S. Jones Synchronous moments usually mark major game changes in our individual timelines. It could be that moment when you bump into a friend you... Continue Reading →

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