About Seona

  Hi, I’m Seona MacDonald. For my 55th (2016) birthday I gave myself the long overdue gift of drawing a line in the sand with respect to my personal values, standards, boundaries and expectations. Translated: I’m caring for myself before others. Radical? Maybe, but I’m hanging in there because the result is an empowering surge in self-respect, personal power, […]

And So ….

July passes into the night

Definitely a bit of a train track theme going on in my work and life at the moment. which gives pause to wonder … what does it mean? I know the answer. I’m resetting the tracks. Destination clear ahead, express route. And ain’t no fucker gonna derail me this time, mama.

“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 […]

What would happen if we were gentle with ourselves in our desire to be creative?

Cheryl Strayed with Marie Forleo

If you have ever beaten yourself up cos you think you’re not a real “creative” please take a look at this video. We need to be gentle with ourselves and stop feeling ashamed that we’re not living up to external expectations. Amen.

Truth is not in the eye of the beholder. There are facts that don’t change if the observer doesn’t believe.

Seth Godin

How to make a life-changing decision

SO you have a choice of two different paths / opportunities and can’t decide which is right for you?

Other than using meditation, intuition and common sense in the process, there is another method I turn to if I feel really stuck.

For each of the opportunities / alternatives in turn, imagine the worst possible scenario should it fail or go bad.

Ask yourself; Can I / am I willing to put up with this worst case scenario?

If the answer is no, then don’t go there.

Examine the other options in the same light.

Continue the process until you have a “winner”.

If the “winner” resonates with your intuitive self once found, this might be your path ❤︎

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”

Mark Twain; Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

So Okay  — there you are in a room with the shade down and the door shut and the plug pulled out of the base of the telephone. You’ve blown up your TV and committed yourself to a thousand words a day, come hell or high water. Now comes the big question: What are you going to write about? And the equally big answer: Anything you damn well want. Anything at all … as long as you tell the truth.

Stephen King "On Writing: A memoir of the Craft"