Why ‘being happy’ may be a poor use of your time

July 18, 2019
Helen Joy Butler Bringing Awareness quote

As I was driving to an appointment recently I was thinking about the different emotions I’ve felt over the past week.

Everything from full on happiness and JOY, to the total opposite end of the spectrum – sadness, anger, shame.

And as I thought about these emotions, I got thinking about the concept of ‘being happy’, and whether it was a worthwhile pursuit or not.

Because, you see, I actually don’t think it is. 

At least, I don’t think it’s a good pursuit all of the time.



Are You One Of These “Clairs”? Giving You Permission To Own Your High Sensitivity Super Power

July 4, 2019

If you’ve ever read ‘The Highly Sensitive Person’ by Dr Elaine Aron, she shares an interesting analogy to help explain how HSPs operate in the world.

Why an analogy? Because it’s actually too difficult to explain a complicated innate trait in a few short words!

Dr Aron’s analogy is for the word DOES.


An Experiment I’ve Been Doing – And The Outcome!

June 20, 2019
Be Who You Are quote | Helen Joy Butler

Over the past few months I’ve been doing a little experiment.

Nothing “science-y” – that’s certainly not my area of expertise!

My experiment has involved something a little more practical; something we have to connect with each and every day if we want to go outside the home!


One thing I love – and always have done! – is clothes.

So for the past few months I’ve been doing a little experiment with them, to see how much I can shift my energy and show up how I want to show up each and every day.


Sanctuary Lessons From Mother Nature, for Highly Sensitive People

June 6, 2019

We can learn so much about our personal growth by looking at nature.⁣

A little over a month ago I went away with Mr 13 on a mother / son weekend.

It was a program facilitated by The Rites of Passage Institute and involved camping, ritual, connection, sanctuary; individually and collectively.⁣

When we were driving home Mr 13 was dozing in the passenger seat as I navigated traffic and reflected on my personal experience.⁣

As I drove into our driveway the first thing that greeted me were blooms all over our camellia trees. I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face!

You see, when we left there were only a few flowers in bloom, and hundreds of buds ready to burst open.

And in three days Mother Nature had done what we had done on camp – expand, grow, blossom, shine brightly.⁣


A Walk Through The Cherry Blossoms

May 23, 2019

Have you ever had the urge to travel to a certain place, do a certain thing, spend time in a particular part of the world?

I know I have!

But sometimes things like this creep up on you without you even knowing it.

What do I mean by that?


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