The pain felt around remaining childless

The pain felt around remaining childless

​The pain of remaining childless never fully goes away Here are the musings of being a woman without children and what I didn't get to experience. It is only now in my late 50's that I am finding words for how it has felt for me not being a mother.   These words are...

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The need for a sense of belonging

The need for a sense of belonging

We all want a sense of belonging. It is an ache in our heart. In our womb. In our souls. We want to belong in our lives, in our bodies, in our hearts, and in ourselves. We are hardwired to connect and have a sense of belonging. Something beautiful happens when are...

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The experience of Mother’s Day without children

The experience of Mother’s Day without children

The experience of Mother’s Day without children After Mother’s day, each year I think the next one will be different. I won’t react to it, because I have dealt with my feelings of not being a mother by circumstance. But each year, I end up still having a moment or two...

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Why crying is a sign of courage and strength

Why crying is a sign of courage and strength

Crying is vital to our mental wellbeing Sometimes there’s nothing like a good cry to make you feel better. Crying shows you are human, not a robot. It is so not a sign of weakness, but a sign of courage and strength. Rather than washing away your tears, allow them to...

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How to prepare a New Moon ritual

How to prepare a New Moon ritual

Each month's new moon is a new beginning. I find that exciting as there are times when you feel you are not getting anywhere. However, when you sit down and do your new moon ritual it reminds you that you can create a new slate and start again.   new moon ritual The...

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Mindfulness for Anxiety

Mindfulness for Anxiety

mindfulness for anxiety feels like an oxymoron Wouldn't you love to have a big smile on your face like the frog in the image? I know I would but for a long time I didn't know how to smile, be calm and relaxed. Being in anxiety takes you out of your body. I know for me...

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How to Meditate – The Ultimate guide to meditation

How to Meditate – The Ultimate guide to meditation

Meditation for beginners Meditation and mindfulness are buzz words nowadays. Everyone is doing it, except for you. It may be because you don’t know where to begin and want to know how to start meditating. There is so much information out there and such a variety of...

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8 easy ways to practice mindfulness daily

8 easy ways to practice mindfulness daily

It' so easy to practice mindfulness on a daily basis. You don't need to add anything extra into your already full day. That is the wonderful thing about mindfulness. You are already doing it. Simply out of your awareness. Let me show you how to make the ordinary...

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I have a story to tell. You have a story to tell.

I have a story to tell. You have a story to tell.

We all have a story to tell.To make a difference in this world.If there hadn’t been a war I wouldn’t be here. There would be a different person to tell this story. I wouldn’t be here to make a difference in this world. To shine a light on being a woman in this world;...

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12 ways to say no

12 ways to say no

Saying no is one of our biggest hurdles to overcome. It is our bugbear we eventually begin to resent because we say yes to something when we mean no I don’t want to do that at all. How many times have you promised yourself to say no the next time and again you...

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meet chantal

Chantal Vanderhaeghen is an intuitive psychotherapist and Reiki master who appreciates walking alongside women willing to take the courageous steps to dare to love themselves after a life-changing experience, specialising in women with unplanned childlessness coming to a place of freedom knowing they are creating their lives in their own way. She lives with her talented partner in the Perth Hills and can be found online when she’s not communing with nature and reading a good novel eating chocolate.

 

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