Perfectionism? Imposter Syndrome? Anxiety? Workaholism?
These are often the price for successful women.
Come join me as I explore all aspects of psychological wellbeing so that you can overcome the 'four horsemen' signalling the road to burnout.
Together we will do more than feel better, we will learn how to find joy and aliveness in every moment, so that work, family and relationships become vibrant, rich and rewarding.
The Gifts of Solitude
How much time do you spend in solitude, silence and stillness?
I don't spend much. In fact I've been actively seeking community over the last few years.
But when I do allow myself to get quiet, something happens where I feel more connected to my Self and to Nature.
It's a quandary because stillness always invites the messy bits of my life to emerge front and centre.
I can't hide from the difficult emotions of sadness, grief, and guilt in the quiet. But I know there's a sweet spot on the other side of them.
Come explore solitude with me today.
How to Find Your Bliss
I’ve had a growing epiphany over the last few months about the effort required to create joy.
Joseph Campbell is famous for saying,
“Follow your bliss”, and I took it to be simple and easy.
It takes effort, will, determination and often the ability to work through dark emotions like despair, frustration and doubt.
I guess that’s why Campbell also wrote so much about the hero’s journey.
So today, join me as we journey through what it takes to find your bliss and how you might make those first steps.
How Thoughts Become Things
This is not a new age meme.
It’s highly practical, logical and very real.
Stay with me!
Would you like to unlock a secret way to make shift happen in your life?
Start visualising what you want with feeling and engagement. Really bring it to life. In your mind.
Because your thoughts and feelings are powerful creators of reality.
So next time your mind wants to slide into worry, regret and fear, stop.
Imagine the opposite, the outcome you could only dream about, and build that possibility in your mind.
Make it a practice and watch your life change towards the reality you set for yourself.
Sometimes comfort zones are not so comfortable.
They're just familiar.
It's easy to go on in an uncomfortable, familiar way for years and even decades, but when you look back there might be sadness, regret, anger or resentment.
Today I'm exploring my own recent transformation, shedding parts of my life which had become heavy and uncomfortable, embracing new, lighter ways of being, and giving myself permission for more joy.
After all, my life is about me as well as other people!
Embrace Your Complexity
How do you do life?
How do you show up most of the time?
Our Psyche is an interesting, complex thing which yearns for integration and wholeness, and today I'm exploring the concept of 'parts'.
It is liberating to recognise that I choose to show up as the caring doctor most of the time, but there are other parts of me longing for expression.
Integrating all aspects of the self is a lifelong, rewarding process which you can start right now!
Your Woundedness is Your Giftedness
I used to feel that I was indelibly stamped with sadness and grief.
I didn't even know where it had sprung from.
All I knew was a deep pain and the shame that accompanied it.
This is what I hear from my clients very often, and as I reflect on my twenty years as a therapist, it's clear that my healing was linked directly to the healing of my clients.
When I started the long journey of healing - which is never finished- and realised what my story offered me, I opened to its richness and understood this counterintuitive notion that my woundedness was my giftedness.
The metaphor of the lotus rising through mud helps us understand our situation, and to seek the cool water, which is the right condition for flourishing.
Love this podcast
Really have been enjoying to Dr Leila Davis, has helped me so much with where I am in my life at the moment. Her knowledge is amazingly vast! And her voice is so soothing to listen to. Highly recommend to anyone. So many self awareness topics she covers.
Dr Leila has a soothing and wise voice for those seeking the balance and antidote to stress and anxiety. She brings her authenticity and I’m enjoying listening.