Embrace your shadow self, healing through the darkness

Eighteen months ago, I faced a painful and confronting decision, to stop running from my depression and learn to embrace my shadow self, my inner darkness. I was living what some might say the ‘dream life,’ on a small Island in the South Pacific. My partner and I gave up our well-paying jobs and cushy […]

Beyond Meditation, 8 Steps Towards Inner Peace

In the past I put a lot of pressure on myself to meditate the ‘right way’. Attempting to find a state of inner peace, clutching to the hope that if I pushed myself hard enough I would eventually transform into an enlightened ‘guru’. Believing that finally all my troubles would magically disappear. But the problem […]