Why therapy helped me

Why therapy helped me

It took me many years to even admit that I was seeing a therapist. And why therapy helped me for many years. I saw it as a sign of weakness and my inability to be able to deal with life’s events and traumas on my own. In addition, I couldn’t comprehend how much they...

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The side of motherhood we don’t see

The side of motherhood we don’t see

As I have been feeling all the feels around not being a mother, I realised that I had only focussed on the beautiful aspects of motherhood that I wrote about in my blog "The Pain Felt Around Being Childless. I had romanticised it all and not thought about the side of...

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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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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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A powerful process for creating new beliefs

A powerful process for creating new beliefs

Finding your subconscious beliefs is like an excavation. You have to dig deep in order to discover what you’ll find. You’ll get frustrated, dirty and tired. You’ll want to give up and wish you had never started. In my previous blog, I talked about what beliefs are and...

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Do positive affirmations really work?

Do positive affirmations really work?

Now that is the $60,000 question. It took me a long time to realise that unless I believed the positive affirmations I was constantly saying to myself and writing down, they didn't work. What do I mean by that? why don't positive affirmations always work?...

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meet chantal

Chantal Vanderhaeghen is an intuitive guide, business owner, creator of an international skincare brand, passionate philanthropist and meditation, reiki, tapping and mindfulness teacher. She works with women ready to make changes, as well as transforming the perceptions of beauty and perfection. And she loves inspiring women ready to be who they want to be. 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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