Are We Intelligent From Birth?

We live in a world where intelligence is revered, it is championed, and a significant amount of resources are invested into measuring it, so as to compare one person’s intelligence to another to decide who is better or more intelligent. Our educational systems are based on increasing our intelligence, and our career paths are chosen on the level of intelligence we eventually attain.

It could easily be said that intelligence in our society is seen as a commodity, and a very valuable one at that.
But what if the level of intelligence we are focusing on is in fact not IT?

Let’s investigate this further. … More Are We Intelligent From Birth?

A Time For Celebration

This blog was first published on a website in the UK. It was then translated into Dutch and published on a website in The Netherlands. Links to both articles can be found at the end of this blog.

– GUEST BLOG BY ROBYN JONES B.Sc. (Psych) –

‘Our first period is a precious time and a celebration of the transition from being a girl to becoming a woman. But how come so very few of us truly celebrate our menarche?’ Australian counsellor Robyn Jones investigates the matter.
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Embracing the true beauty of pregnancy

The first two trimesters of my most recent pregnancy were very revealing.

I was surprised to see how I used the quest for perfection to ‘protect’ myself from being criticised and judged and how perfection was in fact impossible, as well as my tendency to want to control others and what was going on around me to give me the feeling of being ‘safe’.

I found these trimesters to be a time of new beginnings, wiping the slate clean somewhat by letting go of these ways of being, which opened me up to the possibility of embracing more of the womanly quality of stillness that is so readily on offer throughout pregnancy.

So as I headed into my third trimester without this incessant quest for perfection or the overriding drive to control in order to ‘protect’ myself, I was feeling vulnerable. … More Embracing the true beauty of pregnancy

The beauty of pregnancy that is rarely spoken about

There is a beauty that naturally comes with pregnancy, along with the joy of having a child, which is rarely spoken about in our society.

Not only are we growing a new person (or persons) inside, we are also given an opportunity to grow as women while pregnant. Because what most of us are largely unaware of is that pregnancy is a time for us, as women, to experience ourselves more deeply as the delicate, sensitive and nurturing women we naturally are.

So pregnancy can in fact be a time where we can allow a deep change to take place in the way we live as women – a change that is initiated and supported from deep within us. … More The beauty of pregnancy that is rarely spoken about

Supporting Our Daughters in Preparation for Their Period

Do you remember your first period? I do. I was 11 and it was a very low-key affair.

I had some light bleeding that lasted a few days and then nothing again for about 6 months.

I recall feeling some confusion as to whether this was in fact the beginning of my menstrual cycle or not. I wasn’t aware at the time that you could have a period and then not have one for months afterwards.

I thought that once you started, it came every month after that. So I was left wondering and waiting. … More Supporting Our Daughters in Preparation for Their Period

First Period – A Time For Celebration

Beginning our periods is truly an amazing celebration of being a woman. It marks a sacred part of the transition from girl to woman.

But how come so very few of us truly celebrate our first period and ongoing period cycles thereafter?

My first period came at age 11 and was light, lasting a few days and I didn’t have another bleed again for about 6 months. Over the years period pain, late periods, fast periods, slow periods, missed periods, tender breasts, fatigue, nausea, increased sensitivity, mood swings and temperatures have all been regular symptoms experienced during my menstrual cycle – far from any celebration and feeling more like a curse! My period cycle slowed me down, got in the way and stopped me from doing certain activities as similarly experienced by so many other women. But what was my body actually communicating? … More First Period – A Time For Celebration

My Third Trimester of Pregnancy and Giving Birth – Surrendering to Being Vulnerable as a Woman

The first two trimesters of pregnancy for me were a time of new beginnings, with the opportunity to feel what was in the way of me being able to more deeply embrace the womanly quality of stillness I naturally have. I found that during my first trimester my need for perfection was revealed, and after releasing as much of this need as I was able to, I began to see moving into my second trimester of pregnancy that it was about letting go of my need to control others and my environment.

So as I headed into my third trimester without this incessant quest for perfection or the overriding drive to control in order to ‘protect’ myself, what was being uncovered was my natural tenderness in being vulnerable. … More My Third Trimester of Pregnancy and Giving Birth – Surrendering to Being Vulnerable as a Woman

The True Beauty of Pregnancy – Embracing the Stillness of a Woman

Pregnancy is a time of new beginnings and not just because there is a new person growing and developing inside. The true beauty of pregnancy is that it offers the opportunity for a deep change to take place in the way we live as women. A change that is initiated from deep within and supported by all that is offered during pregnancy.

Pregnancy is a time for us, as women, to experience ourselves more deeply as the delicate, sensitive and nurturing women we naturally are. … More The True Beauty of Pregnancy – Embracing the Stillness of a Woman

My Relationship with my Breasts Deepens (Breast Trilogy – Part 3)

With my experiences of the Esoteric Breast Massages well established in my life now, at age 38, I am continually deepening my connection with my breasts.

I was in the shower the other morning, washing my body. When I began to wash my breasts I felt the gorgeousness of them and I realised how much they had changed. How much I had changed with them. I was handling them with such tenderness and respect, naturally, without thinking about it first. I was just doing it naturally. In this moment I realised ‘I love them’!! Wow! I love my breasts! … More My Relationship with my Breasts Deepens (Breast Trilogy – Part 3)

From Sugar Addiction to Gluten, Dairy and Sugar Free Yummy Delights

Because of my addiction to sugar I have had first-hand experience of how eating refined sugar impacts us both physically and mentally ­– reinforced very recently through my daughter’s experience with refined sugars. I have also done some research on the subject.

What I have learned is mind-blowing and makes me wonder how this substance can be sold so widely to the masses! … More From Sugar Addiction to Gluten, Dairy and Sugar Free Yummy Delights