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Thank you for setting me free

If you’d have wanted me back Back then I never would have left the city.   And then I never would have seen the sun setting over the desert in New Mexico as I sat in a circle of wild witches, howling at the sky. [...]

By |January 28th, 2018|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Sobriety, moderation, conscious drinking: is it time to recalibrate your relationship with alcohol?

First light It was January first, 2018. The first day of the new year. The sun hadn’t even risen yet and my feet speared the cold sand as I walked toward the water. I remember that feeling of breaking the skin of the sea, my [...]

By |January 18th, 2018|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Have you checked your energetic hygiene lately?

As children, we were taught to be strict with our personal hygiene. To wash our hands and clean our teeth.  To change our undies daily (unless, like my sister, clothes were a foreign concept to you and you ran around 92% of the time in [...]

By |January 3rd, 2018|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

I hope you break your resolutions on day 1

I hope on the first day of 2018, you break one of your resolutions. And it takes you two or ten or twenty startovers to get into the swing of your new habit So you may see The consciously 'not doing' of something you promised [...]

By |December 28th, 2017|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

I hope you know I care…

I’m landing in Indonesia, coming straight from Central America. The last few hours before this 35-hour trip have been completely crazy and the whole journey hasn’t been less hectic: i’m still trying to catch my breath when I reach destination. I exit the arrivals door [...]

By |December 10th, 2017|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Dear belly rolls; I am ridiculously in love with you

A love letter to my belly... Dude. I love you so, so much. I love how you remind me of my sister and my mother and my mothers mother, all possessing the same swell of flesh perched on the edge of our waistbands. And can [...]

By |December 3rd, 2017|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Ten no-bullsh*t affirmations to turn your average day around

Mantra's are nice and feel good and all but sometimes all that light and sparkles needs a bit more grit to feel like me. Here are ten no-bullshit affirmations to turn your average day around. - Caitlin 1. I fiercely love and champion myself, exactly as I [...]

By |November 16th, 2017|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Meet Caitlin — Woman of a Thousand Words

Where are you from? I am from Yankalilla, a small country town in South Australia. But my latest hometown of ten years before moving to El Salvador was the city of Perth, Australia. What got you into writing ? I have always written, ever since [...]

By |November 9th, 2017|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

You do not need to earn love, least of all from yourself.

It’s easy to love yourself when you’re feeling productive.It’s harder when you’ve been procrastinating for four hours and you feel like any move toward doing something constructive is a slow crawl through thick mud.   It’s easy to love yourself and feel like a MF [...]

By |October 25th, 2017|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

For all the times I didn’t tell you to back off.

Tonight, I shook hands with a guy that had literally just treated me with disrespect. I was furious and offended, and I still offered my hand. Only to walk away and suddenly want to explode with all the things I actually meant to tell [...]

By |October 24th, 2017|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Things I want my Future Daughter to know

Dear daughter, As much as I would like to nurture and protect you from the wildness of the world we live in, I also know that life is one hell of a great adventure that has to be experienced, and felt and built in the [...]

By |October 7th, 2017|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Why i’m done with beginner’s shame… and you should be too

Why do we get so weirdly embarrassed when we’re learning a new sport or skill or craft? PERSON: “Are these your paintings?” US: ‘Ya… but like, i’m JUST STARTING and I haven’t had any OFFICIAL TRAINING and this is just a HOBBY, and these paintings [...]

By |October 3rd, 2017|Categories: EMPOWERMENT, SURF|0 Comments

Stop trying to control the uncontrollable, man.

*This is actually a journal entry from January 2016. I had just moved from Perth, Australia, to South Australia, without any clue what my next life step was. This was before I moved overseas. Before I turned writing into my full-time job. Before I learnt that [...]

By |September 26th, 2017|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Stop running away from “bad feelings”

Running away from all the "bad feels" Ya know when sometimes you're not having a great day and you tell a loved one and they try come up with a solution for you... but that isn't really what you wanted? You just wanted someone to [...]

By |September 1st, 2017|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

I refuse to be the “chill girl.”

If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive. - Audre Lorde   I refuse to be the “chill girl.” If you interrupt me I will not let it slide. I will pull you [...]

By |August 23rd, 2017|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

BLISS is Orgasmic – & Doesn’t Have to Do With Sex

Do you remember the last time you felt an absolute moment of bliss ? You know, I’m sure you do, of those moments where the world stopped spinning for an instant. In that moment all the dots seem to connect. Every focal points that creates [...]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Categories: EMPOWERMENT, YOGA|0 Comments

Falling: what is it and why are we so scared of it?

Ok dude. Let’s get this clear. Falling. What is it? Gravity pulling you down at 9,81 m/s2? Falling down the stairs? Falling off a twenty-storey building? Or even falling in love? (yeah, that one can mess you up real good too.) Falling also sounds like [...]

By |August 14th, 2017|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

We are only as loveable as we think

When did you decide you weren't good enough? It likely happened when you were small.  As kids we take on the projections of adults and the strange ways that people treat us and make it mean something about us, inherently, as humans. We make it all [...]

By |August 10th, 2017|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

I’m sorry, but screw your ‘Perfect Partner’ checklist

All these boxes These checklists women prepare Dot-points, paragraphs and rulebooks on what their ideal partner must have Before they will even think to open their hearts, to share their lives with someone I hear this so often He’ll have his own successful company and [...]

By |August 4th, 2017|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Today, I stopped giving a fuck about living for a bit.

Today, I sat still in the ocean, holding on to my surfboard like it was the only thing keeping me alive, and I cried out loud in the middle of the big blue. Drifting away, giving up, giving in, surrendering to the all-mighty ocean. I [...]

By |August 1st, 2017|Categories: EMPOWERMENT, YOGA|0 Comments

Burned-out at 27: What Happens When You Fall Off the Carousel

I’ve been a Grey’s Anatomy fan since forever, way before I went to medical school. I remember watching all first three seasons in a record-breaking short amount of time and thinking I wanted to be Meredith Grey. Now, let me clear the air before I [...]

By |July 11th, 2017|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Your limiting beliefs are holding you back: here’s how to push past them

It all started with some hot sauce... I went out for dinner with a friend last night, this cool little bar that specialises in hot sauces. So like, they bring out about seven hot sauces, all ranging from mild to please-for-the-love-of-god-don't-do-sexy-things-with-your-boy-after-eating-this-cause-you-will-set-their-peenie-on-fire kind of hot. Anyway, [...]

By |June 11th, 2017|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Why I Skate

This time last year, I set out on a one-way ticket to El Salvador. I made rough plans to spend my summer learning how to surf and to improve my Spanish, but even rough plans don’t always follow course. I got in over my head, [...]

By |June 6th, 2017|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

This one is for the WILD ONES

“Some days I am more wolf than woman and I’m still learning how to stop apologizing for my wild.” - Nikita Gill   Coming across this short poem has hit me, shook me, straight to the heart. How to stop apologizing for my wild…? How to [...]

By |May 30th, 2017|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Why you’ll probably never feel like you have your shit together

Photo by Ollie Reimann I just need to get something off my chest: Kdsuehcdjsueq,jsgcowue fojwebvjkqsbuicadchouohas iuggvuecq;;;. Gah. That wasn’t even as satisfying as I’d hoped. I’ve been waiting to do it for like three hours now. Three hours since I’ve wanted to start this article, to [...]

By |May 30th, 2017|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|1 Comment

{Poem} be unapologetically you.

Photo by Tom Ganor Wake up and sink in a little deeper. You have time. Be guiltless about it. Sprawl out naked, touching the soft edges of your bed. Forgot to take off yesterday’s make up? Forget to put on todays... Let the crisp air [...]

By |May 24th, 2017|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|1 Comment

How to Know When it’s Time to Leave

Should I stay or should I go. I think that's a shit song from the 80's, but the title does highlight a very important question we've all had to ask ourselves at least once in our life: is it time to leave? Does this job/ [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|2 Comments

Would you Run Away from Time with Me ?

How long are you here for ? That damn question... I’ve been spinning around this globe without a fixed address for almost three years now. Where the fuck did time go? It passed. It slipped. It got gone, I guess... Have you ever noticed how in [...]

By |April 24th, 2017|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Why Yoga and Margaritas is my kind of BALANCE

Balance: TF it actually mean? What do you think of when you hear the word balance? Do you do what I do, and picture the girl who wakes up and does her yoga practice religiously at the same time every day? Who then sits down [...]

By |April 20th, 2017|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Let’s get real about “Inspiration”

Feature Image Lauren Bullen It's been a while since I last wrote for Salty. What have I been up to since then? Really, I've got nothing to tell you about. I haven’t been surfing perfect lefts in Bali or doing yoga on a remote, tropical island. [...]

By |April 14th, 2017|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|1 Comment

WINTER 2018 – CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE