Meditation for kids with Smiling Mind!

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Smiling Mind was live on The Today Show yesterday morning with 11-year-old Willow talking about bringing her latest idea to life: movie characters and meditation.

Since beginning to meditate consistently on a daily basis two months ago, I have found the Smiling Mind app to be a very valuable tool. Their guided meditations offer an array of helpful calming sessions, including sleep meditations, body scans, short 5 minute sessions and longer 30 minute sessions.

Now, they’re helping children meditate too, often speaking to many school students about the importance of mindfulness. Yesterday, young Willow’s idea came to life – coinciding with the release of the Trolls DVD.

Listen to Smiling Mind’s latest meditation collaboration with DreamWorks Animation & 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment below:

Meditation for kids with Smiling Mind!

Following my two passions & life’s purpose 

Hey everyone!

So I know that I promised you I would be posting more frequently, but something amazing happened which has been consuming my time over the last couple of weeks.

Getting sick and tired of not finding any full time work – ready to write my memoir, ‘struggles of a 20 something journalism graduate,’ I decided to finally take a different route. CRYSTALS. Well, crystal healing to be precise.

I enrolled into an online crystal healing course at the Natural Energies College with the intention to work part time in a writing role or to freelance. To my surprise, it was like the universe was yelling ‘YAAAS GURL!’ from the sideline when I finally committed to this decision. I kept seeing 11:11 everywhere (my message from the Angels) – and everything began to fall into place.

Not only is my anxiety slowly starting to make some progress again, but I also scored a part time freelancing role as an EDITOR at online furnishing journal, Furnishing International.

I’m so excited about all these new beginnings although I must admit, I’m quite tired from putting in extra hours while getting my head around everything.

I’m so happy to be able to share this news with you all and I hope to get back to writing on here once things have settled 🙂

Love & light,

X Cat.


Following my two passions & life’s purpose 

Bang bang

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Selective intimacy – why it’s more important than you think! 

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I want to start this post off by saying that what you’re about to read may come across as judgmental and offensive. So let me clarify from the get-go that just because my lifestyle choices may not coincide with yours, it does not mean in any way, shape or form that I’m about to judge the choices you make. If it works for you, then all power to you!


Previously, I have touched on the fact that dating in this day and age, has become a bit of a joke. Tinder, online dating and websites that encourage cheating on your significant other have made it all the more accessible for one night stands and quick hook-ups to occur. This is something I’ve never been into personally, but as I said, if it works for you, then it’s your prerogative.

What many people don’t know however is that intimacy – at a sexual level – intertwines your aural energy with the aural energy of the other person. You may think these encounters are insignificant, but these connections can leave spiritual debris, especially within people who do not practice any type of physical or emotional cleansing.


The more intimate you are with someone, the more your connection deepens, and the more your auras are intertwined. For example, someone who sleeps with multiple people will end up carrying an array of different energies, causing their own aura to become confused. What they may not realise, is that others can feel this confused, negative energy which can repel positive energy. Ultimately, this can cause even more negative energy to be attracted into their life.

Little did you know, it is becoming increasingly more important for you to be more aware of who you’re getting hot and heavy with. Not because –


– But because it could be affecting you on a deeper, energetic spiritual level.

In my opinion, we have sex with someone who can satisfy us physically, but we make love to someone who can satisfy us soulfully and eternally. As we mature, it is realised that having anything with just anybody isn’t good enough. You’ll either want it right, or not at all.


As Lisa Chase Patterson said, “never sleep with someone you wouldn’t want to be.” I think this is advice that we could all benefit from.

Love & light,

X Cat.

Selective intimacy – why it’s more important than you think! 

The next phase

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After putting off a long overdue doctor’s visit – I finally dragged my ass to the clinic on Monday night and I have some great news I’d like to share with you all.

 

I’m….

 

Not pregnant. Relax.

But I am starting the process to get off my anti-depressant medication #GoodbyeZoloft.


Those of you who have been following my blog from its creation last November would be aware that my anxiety and depression spiraled out of control due to the end of my long-term relationship. This caused me to jump on the medication and start seeing a therapist.

From the get go – I was hesitant to take meds, but I knew that it was something I desperately needed at that point in time. Had I not resorted to this option, I would not be where I am today. I did maintain however, that I did not want to stay on them for an overly long period of time.


I truly believe that I am at a stage in my life, once again, of legitimate happiness and contentment. I judge this by my overall emotions, my sleeping patterns; the way in which my body is changing and the amazing people I currently have around me for support. The biggest indicator? – I weigh the heaviest I have EVER been, and that speaks volumes to a girl who has struggled to put on weight for her entire life.

The above factors have lead me to conclude that now is as good a time as any, to start gradually reducing my medication, before finally completing my intake altogether. With support of my doctor, this process can take up to four weeks.

I am both excited and nervous about the next phase of my life – a new stage of learning in my healing process without the aid of meds. Spiritually, I have adopted practices such as yoga, crystal healing, aromatherapy and self-care in the form of treating myself to some new clothes or a pampering session. I make sure to love myself first and foremost, in the hope that someday, someone out there will love me and value my worth just as much as I value myself.


I feel now that I am better equipped to deal with my anxiety and my low moments. Sure, there’s no telling what the future will hold – perhaps I will need to revisit medication one day. But I do know one thing – I will never be made to feel as I did in the year that was 2015, because I am now armed with the tools, knowledge and experience to get me through.

Love & light to all

X Cat

The next phase