Choose to Show Up For Yourself

It may not always look the same. But it will always feel the same. Walking out on yourself is like that. There is nothing quite as disconcerting as the sense of abandonment that comes from leaving yourself behind. There is...

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The Light Will Always Triumph

This week, an ex-client of mine was featured as part of a documentary on national television. The documentary detailed some of his story, particularly that of his distinguished career as a police officer and the traumas he had faced throughout. My client, the...

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The Complexities of Wanting (Something Very Badly)

Have you ever wanted something so badly it permeates your every waking second? Like a melody you can’t get out of your head, the wanting loops endlessly in your mind and its beat mimics that of your own heart. Wanting of this kind is usually strongest for those things...

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Permission (Give it to yourself)

January turned into February this week and I’ve lost count of the number of self-directed eye rolls I’ve seen people give themselves for not sticking with their New Year’s resolutions. It got me thinking about the challenges we have in giving ourselves permission…to...

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Making Sense of the Nonsensical

A follower of my Instagram page asked me this week to write about the process of making sense of things that don’t make sense – the nonsensical events in our lives that often represent the fractures, fault lines, and shadows of our hearts. This is a timeless topic...

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Notes on Healing

I am it all when it comes to the process of healing. I am healer. I am healed. And in some ways and some places within, I remain in between the shore and the sea, swimming amongst the waves of healing still. Some wounds take a lifetime of perpetual tending and are...

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There’s No Right Way to Start a New Year

The beginning of a new year is a wonderful time for reflection. A time that we gather the lessons together from the previous 365/6 days and distil them into wisdom to take forth into the new year. It’s also a time for cleansing of old energy to make way for new...

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What if your parents are toxic in your life?

I was asked recently to give advice on a friend’s struggle with her relationship with parents, especially her mother. It’s that time of year where relationships are often tested. We can feel forced to sit around the table with people whom we’d rather not share...

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Embracing Uncertainty

Embracing Uncertainty: The Challenge of Change   I’m not sure if it’s something in the air, in the water, or in the pulling of the tides, but the energy of change seems to be everywhere at the moment. As I observe my own experience and those of loved ones, as well as...

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About me

Rebecca Ray

Longing to seek – and find! – a beautifully expansive, inspired life? You’re in the right place. I’m Dr Rebecca Ray, writer and clinical psychologist. I’m here to support you and guide you and your adventurous heart as you learn, grow and explore the possibilities of the expansive, inspired life you deserve.

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