FREE Email Challenge to get you Unstuck and Creating Killer Content

FREE Email Challenge to get you Unstuck and Creating Killer Content

For nearly ten years I worked as a researcher in Universities. I loved researching, but missed human connection and the pleasure that comes with helping others. I was experiencing self-doubt, insecurity, and fear around my creativity and as a result had blocks around moving forward. I was completely and utterly stuck. Early in 2014 I kept […]

5 habits to help free you from binge eating

5 habits to help free you from binge eating

There was a time in my life when I binged on sugar compulsively and was extremely unhappy. It wasn’t even that I was overweight, my unhappiness stemmed from my negative thinking and the expectations I had of myself to be skinny and ‘fit’. My inner critic was loud and proud as it hissed scathing words […]

Learning to accept pain when the reality is utter crap

Learning to accept pain when the reality is utter crap

It’s been one year since I had my hip reconstruction and has been quite the journey – mentally, physically and emotionally. Initially I was told that there was a screw loose in my hip and so I went into shock at the time. I was still in the hospital, had large doses of painkillers pulsing through […]

Monday’s Mindfulness Link Love

Monday’s Mindfulness Link Love

Lately I seem to be coming across a range of wonderful articles, videos and courses on mindfulness that I have found extremely interesting and informative and so I thought I would pass on this Mindfulness Link Love to you. Here is a fabulous list: Articles  “If mindfulness makes you uncomfortable, it’s working,” an article by […]

Gratitude for 2015’s special moments: a recap on a few

Gratitude for 2015’s special moments: a recap on a few

On the first day of 2015 I began compiling a Little Bits of Happiness Jar (the idea of which came from a coaching friend Tracy Gardner). In it I wrote down achievements, moments of gratitude, love, connection and anything that I felt deserved some recognition.   I started this as a way of acknowledging myself […]

How my shadow saved my life

How my shadow saved my life

Lately I have felt tired, grateful, anxious, hopeful, sad, happy, uncertain, excited, the list goes on. That’s a lot more than I could have said six or seven years ago. Back then if someone asked me how I was feeling I probably would have responded with ‘good’ and then walked away. Anxiety was like my […]

Patience, that sly devil & a gorgeous banana seed porridge

Patience, that sly devil & a gorgeous banana seed porridge

Patience is something I don’t consider myself to be very proficient in. I am quick to get irritated when folk are dawdling in front of me at such a pace it’s quite possible they’ve slipped into a coma. I’m the girl that whizzes past you on the escalator as you stand still on that step. […]

Making space for grief with music and mindfulness

Making space for grief with music and mindfulness

Last week I shared my first series of posts that explored the theme: “Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” In it I shared about the importance of family, my nephews, and experiencing joy in life’s precious moments. You can read it here. This week, my intention was to write a […]

Life is a journey and not a destination (and how five minutes with two toddlers reminded me of this)

Life is a journey and not a destination (and how five minutes with two toddlers reminded me of this)

I recently returned to New Zealand with Anthony for my Grandad’s 90th birthday. It was a glorious trip and has inspired a torrent of writing as it reminded me of the aspects of my life that are necessary for me to feel alive and well. For me this is family and loved ones, nature, beauty, […]