Motherhood observation #6: Take the advice that works for you

Motherhood observation #6: Take the advice that works for you and your own dynamic. Let the rest roll off your shoulders. Every child is different and every parent child dynamic is different. Acknowledge too that there are treasures and trials unique to every stage of...

Motherhood observation #5: Savour and share the good times

Motherhood observation #5: Savour the good times. Share them with your partner. Sometimes they don’t hear enough of them. My husband sees me most often at the end of the day when my patience is starting to fray. I try to send a picture message during the day,...

Motherhood observation #4: Empower your partner

Motherhood observation #4: Empower your partner, other willing family members and friends to be actively involved. Criticism, micromanaging, or just doing everything yourself disempowers them. Also, speak up, ask for help and give yourself permission to gently shape...

Motherhood: the art of compromise

Motherhood observation #2: upholding 'ideal' parenting practices can negatively impact on the emotional wellbeing and mental health of mothers. There needs to be a balance struck between the needs of both. Give yourself permission to make choices that sustain your...

One for all the mammas.

Come join me on my Facebook blog for a week of daily observations about my personal experience of motherhood. Day One: I know I post a lot of images of my little girl, capturing many happy moments. This week I’d like to let you in on the whole picture by sharing some...

5 ways we steal our own sunshine and their antidote.

Put your mind to good use and it helps you move mountains. Let it get the better of you and you carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. Here are 5 ways of thinking or being that steal our own sunshine. Get to know this checklist, recognise how they manifest...

As promised… before and after photos

My '8 weeks to a better bodymind' challenge has drawn to a close and I did promise to display my before and after snap shots... I can tell you, it was a powerful motivator! You can find them by clicking here. Are you ready to be a better incarnation of yourself? I can...

8 weeks to a better bodymind: my insights

Woo hoo! We made it! A huge thanks to all who embarked on this journey to a better bodymind with me. I have loved sharing it with you. I certainly feel like a new woman -  a new physical incarnation, renewed vigour, and a fresh perspective. It truly feels great to...

It’s time to celebrate!

It’s the last day of my ‘8 weeks to a better bodymind’ challenge so it's time to celebrate! I celebrated with a family trip to Balmoral Beach – a fitting reward given this challenge for me was all about family 😉 It’s time for you to celebrate too! What were your...

Time to reflect on your insights

I hope it has been a fruitful 8 weeks for you, whether you've followed closely, or just a few tips here and there. Take a moment to reflect on what have you've learnt during this ‘8 weeks to a better bodymind’ challenge. Consider three things this challenge has taught...

Time to recognise your triumphant self!

Take a moment and think over the last few weeks. Can you think of something that you have you done well? Is there something you are proud of achieving? Stop and reflect on that experience. How did you use your strengths? Is there something you learnt about yourself?...

Time to pause and reflect

Take a moment now to pause and reflect, maybe jot down some thoughts in your Vitality Journal… Even if you have only tried out a couple of my tips in the last 8 weeks please consider the following: How has life changed? How have you changed? What does health and...

Stop and smell the roses

Stop and smell the roses today! Spend some time in Nature and feel the uplifting effect of basking in its beauty. Aim to do this on a regular basis. Don’t have time to take yourself off the beaten track? Train your eyes to seek out the beauty surrounding you - you can...

Reclaim your vitality! Nurture your physical body.

7 weeks in and I am a new woman. Self-care is not selfish! Your vitality boosting tip for today is: take care of some ‘personal’ incompletions. It’s ok to nurture your physical body! Invest some time in a bit of grooming and feel how it lifts your self-esteem. Book in...

The power of completions!

We’re into the last week of my ‘8 weeks to a better bodymind’ challenge which gives us a great opportunity to reflect on the power of seeing things through to completion. This week is all about wrapping things up, reflecting on what we've learnt and committing to...

Coping Strategy #6: “Know Your Boundaries”

This is simple - stop and identify what lies within your control and what lies beyond your control. Pour your energy, effort and attention into what you can control and take action here. Acknowledge and surrender where you know you have no influence. Worrying,...

Coping Strategy #5: “Put a Ring Around it”

Put a ring around it... This remains the single best bit of advice I received when I was struggling a few years back. Use it to isolate the part of your life that is challenging you. Recognise that it’s not everything, it is just this facet. Or if it does genuinely...

Coping Strategy #4: Beat Self-Doubt.

We all have a niggling voice of self-doubt. Coping better is all about learning how to keep moving forwards regardless of what’s bouncing around in your head. Use this mantra to get out of your own way: “I am already enough. I am already whole. I am already perfect....