When Spirituality Is Superficial

Being honest about heavy experiences doesn’t make you un-spiritual.

One of my yoga teachers would often say that getting to enlightenment is easy, it’s staying there that’s tricky, after all isn’t there a Ram Dass quote that’s now prolific on Instagram that suggests if you think you’re enlightened, you should try spending a week with your family?

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Does it EVER end?

Does it ever end? Does it ever seem like you’re having the same conversation over and over, yet it feels like you don’t ‘get anywhere?’ Or you stumble on yet another emotional block regarding love / money / your job / your home / your in-laws / siblings that feels...

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Transitions That Test You

There has been a lot going on behind the scenes at Patty Kikos HQ that has required me to use a different kind of energy where I’ve been ‘putting myself out there, a lot more than I ordinarily do. While it’s been exciting and offered me the opportunity to learn a lot,...

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Happy Autumn Equinox

Happy Autumn Equinox beloveds! I celebrated a little earlier during my kundalini yoga workshop on Saturday, (by the way - thanks for another packed out workshop my darling yogis!) and today I’ll be facilitating a Reiki 1 Training Day where 3 new healers will be...

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Happy International Womens Day

When I found out about the existence of International Womens Day, I was a teenager who felt very disempowered within my own family. I was the youngest kid and only daughter born to European immigrant parents who had not received a full education in their own...

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So THAT just happened

Well hello there! It’s a wonderful windy morning as I type away while feeling the potency of this magical super moon. I think full moons are always amazing, but this one seems to have brought so many people together in more ways than it usually does, simply because...

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Happy Spring Equinox!

Happy Equinox beloved! May the equal balance of day and night bring you a sense of clarity about your direction in life, a sense of peace within your heart and above all a loving integration of your own shadow and light. The balance of my own darkness and light was...

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Beautiful Boundaries in 6 Easy Steps

Good morning my lovely friend, how was your weekend? On Friday, RuRu my little ball of feisty fluff had an operation, and on Saturday I facilitated a Reiki 1 Training Day so I really enjoyed a day in the sun during this epic false spring that we’re having in Sydney....

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8:8 Lions Gate Portal Demystified For You

This morning as I write to you, I do so with a heart that's bursting with love and gratitude. On Saturday, I spent the entire day with my first ever healing mentor from when I had attended a spiritual healing college many years ago, and on Sunday (yesterday), I spent...

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6 ways to spot the energy suckers in your life

As much as I've come to love writing posts and articles with the intention to inspire (and possibly entertain you), today I'm popping in nice and quickly to share an article that has stirred up something in me. Much of my personal life has involved the learning and of...

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Do you have a strong and supportive anchor?

As strange as this may sound because I'm assuming that you're not at out sea.. but.. Do you have an anchor? I ask because during times of perilous transitions that are often masked as disappointments, I find myself seeking comfort from one of my favorite ever quotes...

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July Reiki Healing & Energy balance For You

At the start of each month and in conjunction with the new moon, I always sit in a deep healing meditation that gives me the opportunity to send reiki healing to my loved ones, as well as to everyone that is a client on my mailing list. I’ve been doing this for a...

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Scars, Spirituality & Samantha Wills

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting Samantha Wills and ended up having an inspiring chat about her scars, my spirituality and the tumultuousness that can often accompany an entrepreneurial success story. SAMANTHA WILLS Samantha’s recent collaboration with Optus...

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Winter Solstice Wishes

Sending you wonderful Winter Solstice wishes my dear friend, Today we celebrate this year's longest night and shortest day, also known as Winter Solstice. Even though this event happens every year, THIS year is particularly auspicious as it falls on a full moon. Is...

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When we unite from a place of love

My dear friend, I try to encase myself in a bubble of love as much as possible, both personally and professionally, so this past weekend, I was left reeling with shock from the news of the Orlando shooting. The fact that this level of hatred and righteousness exists...

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The power of Perspective

Top of the morning to you my friend! Today I am writing to you from the power of a fresh perspective! You see, I just had a solid 10 hours sleep! Indulgent you say? More like a desperately needed catch up..No wonder I get grumpy when I don't have enough.. I live in an...

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3 tips to help you balance your energy

My friend Shantelle’s partner is in the military, so when he got posted to Hawaii, she jumped at the chance to ensure her business was a little more location independent and still balance her energy. In true form, she has already made some wonderful connections and...

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I Always.. You Never..

One of my dear friends just sent me an email with a hilarious account of her latest couple therapy session that she’s been attending with her husband. To give you a bit of background, both make a living as very successful writers, and when it comes to the language of...

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Releasing My Resistance & Embracing My Ebb

Wow, today finally feels like Autumn! On Friday night I officiated a wedding in the Northern Beaches and for the first time felt super chilly after the sun had set. Yesterday, I spent the day with my family in honour of Mother's Day and am feeling replenished enough...

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Inadvertently dropping the F bomb

I find family dynamics inherently fascinating as they come up A LOT in all aspects of my working life. From clearing inherited patterns with my yoga and kinesiology clients, to managing tricky relationships on emotional wedding days as a celebrant.. Ever been around a...

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What’s Your Love Language?

February is traditionally a very busy month for me as it’s not only my favorite time of the year because of how warm the water temperature is at the beach, it’s also peak wedding season for my celebrant business. As an ode to a NON astrological yet overly...

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How to find your flow

I was recently inspired by one of my buddies practicing his handstands while his fiancé and I took pics during a cloudy sunset. These guys are 2 of my closest friends & constantly motivate me with their approach to love & life. Are they yogis?  Err. No. Do...

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Is it easy to design a life you love?

I was recently interviewed for a podcast by Brent Price who runs a website called The Lifestyle Income. His mission is to inspire you to design a life you love, and for many, that involves leaving the corporate world behind, and pursuing their dream of working for...

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Meeting Caroline Myss

There were many reasons that inspired me to leave the world of social work behind. Caroline Myss (pronounced mace) is probably one of the bigger contributing factors, if not my greatest inspiration at the time. Shitty pay, never ending red tape, ongoing policy reviews...

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Esther Hicks – The Law of Attraction

I don’t know that much about the Law of Attraction, other than the basics, so when I heard that Esther Hicks would be coming to Sydney, I jumped at the chance to see her. Esther is an American inspirational speaker and author. She has co-authored nine books with her...

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Comfort Zones

Well hello there stranger! It feels like ages since I last wrote to you, in fact, since my last blog post, I managed to sneak away to Bali for 2 weeks and teach on a wonderful retreat that my dear friend Beata facilitated. Do I sound nonchalant and blasé? Good. I...

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Is your self talk as kind as it could be?

A few months back I was standing on my kitchen bench watering one of my plants. Unfortunately I ended up spilling the water, which caused me to slip and fall on the hard linoleum floor. My unceremonious decline had me land with a thud that reverberated throughout my...

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Bali, Blessings & Boundaries.

How do vacations sneakily become working holidays? For me personally, it seems to be a combination of bad time management and poor boundaries, so it was a huge blessing when my flight to Bali got rescheduled due to the volcanic ash cloud. Initially, I had planned to...

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Winter Solstice and the magic of 6 months

Winter Solstice is coming. And just like that, the days start to get longer.. I love the life of an antipodean. Yesterday, I braved the wind chill and went for a swim in the middle of the day. (!?) The sunny winter days that Sydney is well known for are incredible,...

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The prosperity that comes with saying ‘no’.

Does saying ‘yes’ to every opportunity mean that we will never go without? What if we could make the fist dent in the Universe by saying ‘no’ to what isn’t quite right for us? For many of us that need to pay our rent or mortgage as well as our utilities, we use money...

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Truth. And its Consequences

Much of the 1:1 work that I do with my clients revolves around the concept of ‘truth’ and its consequences – both for themselves and mostly the effect that this will have on others. That well-known cliché that tells us that ‘your truth will set you free’ is so common...

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Rain. It doesn’t just ‘make’ you sad.

April, Sydney - 2015 - we were impacted by the worst storm in 10 years. I hope you haven’t been severely impacted by the Sydney storm. Some of my friends lost power in their homes, and others had trees fall in their backyard. I was lucky enough to stay dry unless I...

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When a portal opens hidden treasures.

Have you ever read the Harry Potter series? It’s the first time that I was ever introduced to the idea of a portal. In the fantasy world, it’s known as a sacred opening through time, space and dimension, but it’s a concept that is also used in energy healing to mend...

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When it no longer fits, let it go

Why do we stay connected to people that make us feel bad? Why do we hold on to things that trigger a negative response from us? Why do we find it tricky to let it go? A friend of mine was hosting an amazing party for one of our mutual acquaintances late last year. The...

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The Resolution of Surrender

I started the year feeling very unsure. Uncertain of where I wanted to live (Australia? America? Sydney? California?) Undecided about what to do next regarding my work. (Commit to my 7 week courses? Workshops? Finish the e-course?) Unclear about the dynamics within...

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Ecstatic Dance News – Chakradance

I’m so excited to announce that I’ve added another string to my bow via my brand new Chakradance qualification! Chakradance is a dance practice for the soul. It is about reconnecting back to our true essence or true self with the intention to honor the work of the...

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Do you use your clout for good or evil?

When I was growing up, I never really had any clout. Being the youngest child by many years in my extended family meant that my older sibling and cousins had always seen, done and experienced so much more than I ever had. Having relatives that were so much older than...

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Danielle La Porte – Truthbombs

DANIELLE LA PORTE  I’m not usually one that goes to live events to see speakers, but the chance to hear Danielle La Porte's live truth bombs made me reconsider. In fact, I’m not even a fan of seeing live bands. There’s something about the jostling, the smoking and the...

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Bright Eyed & Blog Hearted course

BRIGHT EYED AND BLOG HEARTED I like to think of my business as the place where yoga & healing unite & merge into chakra balance workshops & e courses. And eventhough it has undergone rebirths before, they were never quite like the one that took place after...

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When the hustle is a hassle

When the hustle is a hassle, is it time to connect to your heart so that life flows a little easier? I just love how language evolves. Popular euphemisms are a sign of the times we live in, and in the case of my landlord who uses ‘Gas’ to describe something appealing,...

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How your paradox packs a punch

I truly don’t love how what we do for a living defines how we meet people instead of embracing each others paradoxes. Our occupations have become an introduction, an ice breaker and the meaning behind what we choose to share in conversations with new people. If you’re...

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