Make a habit of letting go

Make a habit of letting go

I’ve had a wonderful day. My desktop is clear (proof attached) and I spent the morning on the beach meditating and doing yoga while my boys surfed. I swam in crystal clear water. Bliss! I got some work done, went for another walk on the beach, had dinner with friends… Nothing felt rushed. Does life get better than that?

I love the decluttering phase of this program. It’s not always easy for me, but it’s habitual now. I’ve been doing it for years and really feel it when the clutter builds up. The negative energy swamps me. So I regularly declutter. Not just in January but throughout the year. (My mum is the ultimate declutterer—it’s hereditary)

The reason we’re starting small is because this needs to be a habit, not just a tri-annual event that overwhelms you. If you habitually clear the clutter, then energy flows easily in your life.

There will always be areas of your life that are less cluttered than others.

My bathroom is never cluttered.

Over the past few years my beauty routine has become very low maintenance. I’m 45… There’s not a cream in the world that will change that. I wouldn’t want it to. I’m happy to age—many people don’t have the opportunity.

But I’m also embracing chemical free—so I use oils like jojoba and coconut oil for everything: cleanser, moisturiser, and my hair. I have the makeup I use regularly and the makeup I use on a night out… and that’s it. I tossed everything out years ago.

  • I clear my wardrobe at least three times a year. (I admit to keeping a pair of size two jeans that I wore on the plane to New York thirteen-years ago.)
  • I clear my clothes drawers every few months.
  • I just tossed out more shoes.
  • I just tossed all my costume jewellery.
  • I recently got rid of two hundred books.
  • I make my sons declutter their rooms regularly. (They bitch and moan but admit the energy does feel different afterwards.)

Decluttering is a regular occurrence in my home. The more I let go of, the more I want to let go of.

But there will always be areas of your life that are more cluttered than others.

My desktop is one such area. I’m so swamped with work that organising my computer usually happens in-between projects.

Another area I struggle with is “the past”… my history. I’m a student of history, but my attachment to history means I lug crap around because it’s irreplaceable… but I’m also the only person who cares about it.

This January… with the support of this group… I’m letting go of my history. My past. Deep breath!

In the meantime… here are a few more decluttering ideas:

  • Choose one drawer, anywhere in the house. Clear that one draw.
  • Choose another drawer, in the bathroom.
  • Clean out your car, including the boot (trunk). (I do this one every couple of weeks while I wait for the boys to finish jujitsu)
  • Your makeup bag.
  • Your freezer.
  • Defriend some people on Facebook. Would you have coffee with them all? C’mon!

Let me know how you go.



Travel Light: January

Travel Light: January

Welcome to your January challenge. For the rest of the month you are going to declutter your life. Clutter drains your energy. It blocks you. It’s baggage you don’t need.

Show the universe you’re serious

You think you want to change your life, right? You can think all you want, but unless you put those thoughts into action, nothing will happen. It’s like getting the universe on the line to place an order, but not giving over your credit card details. That order won’t go through. It will never arrive.

Start changing your life & your life will change.

So every day for the rest of this month, clear the energy around you. Organize something. Throw something out. Every day. Even if you’re really busy, find time to toss something.

Sound scary? Good. We need to travel through the discomfort zone before arriving at destination Change. It’s part of the journey. But that doesn’t mean we need to dive head first into a decluttering session where we toss out everything we hold dear to us including dear ole Granny’s silverware. Let’s start small this week.

Here are some decluttering ideas that will keep even the most commited hoarders from running for the hills. Declutter:

  • Your purse
  • Your handbags
  • A cutlery drawer
  • Your underwear drawer
  • Unsubscribe from five newsletters (not mine… subscribe to that one)
  • Clean up your computer desktop

I’m in this with you. I just threw out all my ratty knickers and bras. I feel free! I have nothing to wear under a skirt now, but I’m decluttering.

Here’s my next project.

My desktop is out of control!
My desktop is out of control!

So start decluttering. One thing a day. Start small. It should only take a few minutes of your day. And don’t forget to share with us how you’re going. While decluttering shifts negative energy, sharing with a group of like-minded people promotes positive energy. And we want more of that this year.



Welcome to Travel Light 2015

Welcome to Travel Light 2015

I’ve given you a few days to relax, get over the holidays, and think about what you want from this year. 2015 is going to be big. It’s a number 8 year in numerology. What does an 8 mean? Money, power and karma… It can be intense. But the number 8 is also about BALANCE. The very shape of the number 8 symbolises balance. When in balance, the 8 is upright, well-rounded, flowing… And so in an 8-year, we aim for balance. We must. We use the energy of 2015 to help us grow, heal and find balance.

How do we do that?

Starting tomorrow, I will be setting a series of challenges for you. Each one creates serious and positive change.

This year you will:

  • Break old habits
  • Create new, healthier habits
  • Forge new neural pathways in your brain for serious change
  • Transform your body, mind and spirit
  • Ditch baggage that has been weighing you down for years

And best of all… it’s not difficult to do. All you need is the desire for serious change.

I can’t wait to take this journey with you. I’ll see you back here tomorrow. Let the adventure begin.

Travel Light 2015

Travel Light 2015

This year, let’s travel together: let’s explore our inner geography, get rid of our baggage and learn how to travel light.

My novels are categorised as romance, but they’re more than that. They’re a way of me sharing my love of two things with you… travel and metaphysics.

THE HAPPY ENDINGS BOOK CLUB is not just a romance novel. It’s also a story of self-development and spirit. It’s an entertaining look at different ways we can change our perception and therefore our lives. Each character changes how they see the world.

This year I’d like to take that journey with you.

I’ve been on a voyage of personal development for over two decades. I’ve been a Reiki Master for eighteen years, and studied a number of paths such as astrology, energy and aura therapy, and Vipassana meditation. I’ve lived all over the world and worked with various masters and teachers. Along the way I’ve realised that there is no such thing as a destination. Only the journey exists.


This year, let’s take an extraordinary trip together, here on social media. I’m going to challenge you to let go of some of the baggage that is dragging you down. It’s a program that is simple, but will create profound changes.

Oh did I mention it’s free?

What have you got to lose? BAGGAGE! But in 2015 the words “lost baggage” won’t have you calling the airline… Instead you’ll feel clear, focussed and free. You’ll TRAVEL LIGHT.

It’s the only way to travel.

Follow this blog, or my Facebook Page. Comment freely. Join in and let me know what you’re experiencing along the way.

Who’s coming travelling with me?