Madeleine's Most Recent Posts

Perfectionism, Paralysis and Painting

Every week I talk people into their dreams.  Dreams to do something, to speak up, to do the thing everyone says is crazy, or to make that simple change they know would make them feel better.  ‘Playing it safe’ has become a mantra that, if you think about it, can be dangerous and the biggest

Read More »

Everything is a Passage

The other day I had a misunderstanding with my teenage son. It was a situation where from one moment to the next, we were both in a place that felt hurt, angry and confused.  He is also sensitive, as I am, so we can bounce off of each other like a squash game.  Of course

Read More »

Homesickness and Finding Your True Self

I remember homesickness.  I was maybe 10-11 years old and had gone to a summer camp. This wasn’t unusual, I had been to camps before. But this one felt different.  I felt like I didn’t fit in, although I was surrounded by old neighbour friends and my siblings.  I couldn’t get comfortable, find my place.

Read More »

When Emotional Pain Becomes Physical

“I felt like killing him.” “I could have wrung her neck.” “I wanted to punch him.” “I felt like jumping off a bridge.”   What is your reaction to these statements, and how would you react if someone said that?   Although these statements are not always acceptable to express, let alone act upon, what

Read More »

Subscribe For Peaceful Insights

Top Posts

Want To Know The Truth About Anxiety?