Health + Wellbeing / 07.06.2018

On Tuesday I finalised my enrolment in a Certificate IV in Accounting! Driving home I felt completely overwhelmed as my past experience of study (that didn’t go so well) filled my mind with insecurity and panic took over my being. My Mum strongly encouraged me to challenge those thoughts. To not just let fear consume me like it is the only option I have. To remember to fight back. You and I have a choice to challenge the negativity and anxiety/fear surrounding ourselves and our lives. I would like to...

Encouragement / 26.04.2018

Today it hit me, at the end of this year it will be 2 years since I graduated and 3 years since I finished my uni degree in Strategic Communication. Rather than feeling proud I felt the opposite; highly anxious and deep sadness. Why? Because I haven’t accomplished what I term ‘success’. It was like ‘what have you been doing with your life?’ in the most accusing, unkind tone. Let’s pause there for a moment, because I would like to share 3 strategies to deal with anxiety I have...

Self Love / 16.11.2017

When it comes to self-love I don’t pretend to have it all together. The way I have viewed my body in the past has been honestly quite sad; with such comments as ‘you are fat’, ‘your arms are too big’ and ‘your skin is too white’ were among my personal favourite criticisms of myself. When I looked in the mirror I would see someone that was way bigger than what I really was and I would look at photos of myself until they turned 'ugly' only focusing on...

Encouragement / 20.04.2017

John 3:16 -17 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” I hope all of you had a wonderful Easter. Two words that echoed in my thoughts during the Easter period was worth it. That Jesus thought I was worth it. That you were indeed worth it. Despite being flawed...

Self Love / 02.03.2017

Matthew 22:37 – 39 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ “ I have written about loving your uniquely beautiful life in Uniquely You but what about just you? Do you love you period? Or is it always attached to something? Always conditional. I could love me if I was more beautiful. I could love me if...

Encouragement / 16.12.2016

Luke 3:16 “I baptise you with water. But one more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.” I never really understood baptism and the significance of doing so. I didn’t want my getting baptised to be just a religious act (tick the box kind of thing) or because everyone else was making the individual choice to do so; I needed to be motivated by my heart and Jesus to...

Encouragement / 13.10.2016

Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” Jesus communicates in many different ways that is unique for each of us. Jesus whispered an important truth to my heart, He said: “I have come to set you free Cathy, will you let me?” I was blown away, I mean are we talking about the same me? The flawed, broken, sinful and constantly failing me. Sure enough, Jesus was! And He wanted to help me with my struggles so...