I’m a firm believer that our intentions become our beliefs, which determines our actions, define how we experience each moment, each of those moments culminate into a lifetime. So today, I’m quieting the biggest obstacle toward my goals.
Me, the self-critic.
I've started writing this piece many times over the past two years. I've procrastinated, faffed, avoided, hesitated, again and again. Finally, no more.
I have a dream, more crystallised than that. A clear vision.
So let It be written, so let it be done :)
Ange’s place isn’t simply the name of my website or facebook page where I share my weekly musings and yoga offerings. Although that is certainly a part of it. It will one day be a physical location a fusion of my love for creative expression, food, tea, friends & family, yoga and psychology. A cozy and contemporary space - part café, yoga studio and psychology practice, with the intent to satisfy a simple yet potent human need...
We live in a time of history where there is an endless list of ways to communicate, yet I truly believe, many in society are starved of genuine connection. Whole-hearted, all-in, honest and trusting relationships with our family, friends, our neighbors and sadly, with ourselves. We all seek connection in our own unique way and I want to create a space that allows each of us to do that.
A place where you can come in on your own,
sip a cup of tea, read a book or rest.
Join a friend, share a meal, a drink, a conversation.
Laugh or cry.
Be surrounded by friends, family or perhaps connect with strangers you only just met - banter, chill or play a game of uno :)
Come to nourish your body, mind and heart through nutrient rich organic food, the healing practices of yoga and meditation or book a private appointment to see me as a psychologist.
The more I practice yoga, meditate and study psychology the more I see their complementary power to heal. My journey as a yoga teacher has begun and my ability to practice as a psychologist is many years away still, however I’m loving the journey of strengthening my understanding and integration of eastern and western approaches to achieving optimum wellbeing.
Part of my goal is to eradicate the taboo of counseling and therapy. Debunk the notion that there is something 'wrong' with you if you seek help, instead you just want to be a better person and live a happier healthier life. Seeking help is a courageous act of kindness to yourself and should be as ‘normal’ as seeing a Dr for a cold, going to a café or joining a yoga class. Hence, why they are all under one roof.
And yet, if I was truly honest and open, I want something much more simple than Ange’s Place, yet far more elusive to me. I seek love. I have love in my life – love for myself, from my family and friends. What I would love more than anything is to give and receive love from the greatest loves of my life…that I am yet to meet. To have a family and to experience love as a wife and mother. That’s really hard to admit and put in black and white. Eek! There was once upon a time when ‘old Ange’ would have said that was settling, getting soft or giving in to the traditional woman’s role. Yet now I see the old Ange was simply protecting her heart. The older (and wiser) I become, I realise there is more strength in vulnerability than in wearing armour.
By expressing my vision, I set them free from the burrows of my consciousness.
I set them in motion.
I genuinely believe that Ange’s Place will become a reality, I don’t know when, nor where her door’s will open. I’m hoping to open up the café and yoga studio within the next year or two, then expand into the Psychology practice when I’m registered. I’m not wedded to any set timelines or approaches. Perhaps I will do it alone or with a business partner or investor…
Do you know someone?
Are you that someone?
Do you share a similar vision?
Get in touch!
Thank you for indulging me with your time and attention.
I hope to welcome you to Ange's Place very soon.
Hi, I'm Ange.