3 simple truths on the path of intentional solitude

The Call to Freedom from Ourselves I’ve struggled to write about my UK trip earlier this year. Not because it wasn’t memorable or noteworthy. Quite the contrary. The trip turned out to be a key marker of my 3-month sabbatical from work, and a major milestone on my journey towards uncovering my purpose, healing and…

Integrating the many versions of self

It’s been a while. While work has been hectic the last six weeks, I am beginning to understand the purpose of where I am at this point in my life, and how each experience I have been through has brought me here. Whereas previously on this journey I struggled with fully accepting myself and my…

On growth, guilt and escapism

I remember about a year ago during one of my monthly sessions with Lance at Kingsmead, that we broached on the topic of relationships across seasons. Back then I was struggling with a transition between seasons. I had just come off the back of a full year of spiritual highs and consolations. And no, my…

Dropping the act to find ourselves

Let’s not lie to ourselves. We live in a world that opposes authentic living, and one that regularly asks questions of the true value of authenticity. If living authentically was that easy, everyone would be doing it. Yet we constantly see the opposite at work in our daily lives. We work in workplaces that tell us…

We are called to be real, not perfect

I once held the mistaken belief that I had to strive to be the best in everything before I am able to receive love, or be seen as likeable. I bought into the idea that my life must be as flawless as possible – without stain or blemish, in order for those around me to accept me….