The Road Less Travelled By (The Inner Journey)

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference.”– Robert Frost To me, the road less travelled by is the road to the inner world and the inner life. This is a quiet road that is often filled with loneliness and isolation from the…

The Conspiracy of Silence (World Mental Health Day)

“Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.” – Elie Wiesel This piece is written for World Mental Health Day (10 October 2019) There is a longstanding conspiracy of silence within the medical profession – doctors are not allowed to…

A Love Letter to the Inner Child (Healing through Reparenting)

“Everything seemed possible, when I looked through the eyes of a child.And every once in a while, I remember,I still have the chance to be that wild.”-Nikki Rowe We all have an inner child within us – it is our natural personality with our innate instincts, intuition, emotions and creativity. As we grow older, the…

Why We Give Our Inner Worth (Inner Gold) To Others

“Inner gold is the highest value in the human psyche. It is our soul, the Self, the innermost part of our being. It is us at our best, our twenty-four-karat gift to ourselves.”-Inner Gold: Understanding Psychological Projection (Robert A. Johnson) Psychological projection is a defense mechanism of the ego that involves projecting our emotions and…

Silence in a World of White Noise (Shadow Work)

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoingand rightdoing there is a field.I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grassthe world is too full to talk about.”– Rumi In my life, I have experienced the power of both internal and external silence. External silence is a double edged sword; silence is foolish when we…