Day 31

Queen of my own heart. Liver of my own life.

Former target of domestic violence.

Advocate for others who still are.

10 long years of sorrow, joy, heartache, love, pain, hope, regret, illness, gratitude.

10 years ago today since we left that house of horror.

Recovery is a life-long project … or feels that way at least.

Reach out to someone who you know has been there too. ❤︎




Do you know who yours are?

As we get older we go through more “stuff”. If you’ve come from a background of domestic violence or other adversity you might have become isolated and alone – or at least you might be feeling that way. Your instincts for picking the right people to be in your life might be a bit off. […]

“Strong Personality” Syndrome and How to Cope

7 strategies that will help you manage the damage!

Do you sail into new friendships, groups or projects expecting only sunshine and rainbows? Or have you found yourself limping away, licking your wounds and feeling hurt, disillusioned and discarded? Launching a new project into the world can be a daunting experience, especially if you’ve invested a lot of your authentic self into it. Don’t […]

Caring for your Sunburn: 9 quick tips

First visit of the season to the lagoon in town today and I very stupidly stayed too long in the sun, resulting in sunburn (see video!). Here are some tips for dealing with sunburn after the event …

  • Use Aloe in its natural form if possible and as soon as possible after the burn occurs
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated
  • Take a cool shower and avoid using soap on the burned areas
  • Don’t burst any blisters that form  – they act as a sterile protector for the damaged skin underneath
  • Avoid tight clothing – wear comfortable cotton and keep it loose
  • Some resources advise taking ibuprofen if you need to take a pain killer
  • Seek medical advice if you have dizziness, nausea, chills or fever
  • Stay in the shade
  • Plan to be better prepared the next time so that it doesn’t happen again!