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What the Earthquakes in New Zealand Taught me about Fear

What the Earthquakes in New Zealand Taught me about Fear

In February 2011, there was a large earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. I was living in Christchurch at the time. I moved to Christchurch in June 2010 to work at a language school in the city centre-I only ended up staying a couple of months at the language school but continued to live in Christchurch. The earthquake was of course very traumatic. I think the most traumatic thing about an earthquake is that something so powerful can come along in an instant, possibly destroying your home or your livelihood and if you are unlucky, it can kill you too....
My Journey Recovering from Abuse & Codependence and Why I Try to Be as Real as Possible on my Blog

My Journey Recovering from Abuse & Codependence and Why I Try to Be as Real as Possible on my Blog

One of the things I try to do in writing on my blog about my experiences and lessons in life is that I like to be real. I try to counter what I talked about in my last article about our culture being narcissistic and based on appearances. That we are shallow, we try to keep up with the Joneses, paste on a smile and say we’re OK. These behaviours above serve us in some ways because we don’t necessarily want to spill our guts to people we don’t know. It gives us privacy and the right to project...

I am not a city girl

All my life I believed that if I go some place else, things will get better, and everything in life will click into place. This feeling kept me on the move for a long time. I went from Oxford, to France, to Spain, to Bristol, to Spain, to London, to Australia, to New Zealand, to Australia and back to New Zealand in the space of six years. I don’t actually enjoy the process of travelling. My favourite thing in the world is to be home, sleeping in my own bed, cooking my own food, tending to my own garden....
How I Deal with Criticism

How I Deal with Criticism

As I have a popular website which deals with new-age topics, I get a lot of feedback.  Most of it is nice feedback, but over the years I’ve received a bit of not-so-good feedback on my writings, opinions, and beliefs. I wanted to write about it because for me it has been a really interesting journey putting myself ‘out there’ and navigating the feedback, especially as I am a very private person (believe it or not!) who used to be very sensitive to other peoples’ opinions. Here’s what I’ve learned along the way. 1. You can distinguish quickly between...

My Injury, My Journey with Overachieving and For Those Who Are Waiting for Level Two of my Professional Intuitive Training Program

It’s been a tough year: Extricating myself from a dysfunctional family system, and the loneliness and heartache that came with it; Fighting for my right to stay in New Zealand, almost bankrupting myself in the process; Exhaustion, physical and emotional, from the sleepless nights and stress. And then, a couple of months ago, just when I thought things couldn’t get any worse, I suddenly found myself with constant pain in my hip. I panicked. At first all sorts of horrible scenarios flashed through my mind. I imagined chronic illness. While I was driving the hilly, windy roads to the...
The Transformation from Anna Conlan to Anna Sayce

The Transformation from Anna Conlan to Anna Sayce

One of the things about being in business that I have noticed is that if you have a business like mine, your business has to evolve with you. It is an expression of your energy and creativity and divinity in the world. When you change, your business has to change too, otherwise it becomes stuck. This is where I am at now. In February 2012, I shut down my business as I waited here in New Zealand to hear about the outcome of my business visa (I am originally from the UK and was seeking to emigrate here.) I...