self-awareness


On the Importance of Having Healthy Boundaries 2

IMAGE: Breaching boundaries can leave us a bit wrecked… © Louise A. Shilton (Shipwrecks in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area, Kiribati.) Developing healthy boundaries is hugely important on the journey of awakening, as we open ourselves up to greater feeling and love. As a highly sensitive person who is acutely tuned […]


Learning Self-Love

One of the biggest soul lessons we all have is learning how to love ourselves… Today’s SNAPPY INSIGHT is the opening line to a post by Sabrina Reber in her wonderful “How to Raise Your Vibration” blog. Lots of songs talk about this. Whitney Houston of course had a massive […]


Spirituality, Self-Care & Self-Responsibility

Image: My dog practising self-care when the tiles were cold © Louise A. Shilton Chatting with a friend I hadn’t seen for a while yesterday, and we covered a wide range of topics. When we discussed spirituality, we touched on a few things we are both very passionate about—things that […]


The Temper Trap

IMAGE: Warning sign—can you read it? © Louise A. Shilton   “Anger is an energy” “Rise” by Public Image Ltd (PiL)   I decided to write my next blog about positive and negative thinking—the glass half full versus the glass half empty. But then I’ve found myself feeling quite flat […]


Are You Gonna Go My Way? Reflections on Relationships…

IMAGE: Soulshaping figures from my 2012 “Evolving Souls” Ceramics Series © Louise A. Shilton “We must engage and rearrange And turn this planet back to One… We’ve got to dance and be in love (But what I really wanna know is) Are you gonna go my way?” Lenny Kravitz—Are You Gonna Go […]


Don’t Judge a Book by its Movie!

IMAGE: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert © Louise A. Shilton   I have a confession. I love Elizabeth Gilbert’s now world famous book Eat, Pray, Love—but I really disliked the movie. And I love movies in the romantic comedy genre. Not all “rom coms” of course. But when I […]