emotional eating

7 ways to stop emotional eating

Emotional eating is a fact of life these days. Our bodies have become too familiar with the abundance of yummy foods, and most of us have lost the ability to eat only when we are physically hungry. Think about it… When was the last time you felt truly hungry? When…

work life balance

Work life balance – 5 ways to make it a reality

Work life balance is that delicate seesaw of career and home life, of work involvement and family commitment, teetering on the pivot of your mental well-being. We all end up facing stressful situations, day in, day out. It’s inevitable. The key – however – is how self-aware we are: how…

an accidental home birth

The tale of an accidental home birth

It was this time five years ago that I went to bed feeling a few twinges in my belly. I was 38 weeks pregnant with my third baby and I was tired. So tired. Tired to the bone. The kind of tired that you get when it is summer and…

happiness

10 things to remember on the road to happiness

Simple things are often the best. We’re all guilty of over complicating life and losing sight of what really matters. These 10 things are simple, but are important to remember on your road to happiness: Eat regularly (and well) Get enough sleep Stop talking and listen Don’t take anyone’s shit…

back to school

Beat the back to school blues

After being in “go slow’ mode over the holidays it can be a challenge getting the kids, not to mention yourself, excited about going back to school. With a new teacher, classroom, classmates, and year of new learning experiences ahead, it’s important that children start refreshed, relaxed, and motivated. Rather than…

get organised

6 ways to get organised for the year ahead

Last year raced by in a whir of crazy chaos for me. I am normally a calm, relaxed kind of person, but for the first time I started feeling overwhelmed and had that constant sense of playing catch up. My usual level of organisation was lost amongst it all. On top…

healthy eating plan

12 ways to kick start a healthy eating plan

Ahh, New Year, new beginnings. Is it just me, or does pretty much everyone talk about becoming healthier as a New Years’ Resolution? There aren’t too many people who haven’t made some kind of declaration in the weeks after Christmas that they’re going to “lose weight”, “get fit” and “eat better”. If your…

blogging challenges

Blogging challenges: We asked and you answered

I am a failed blogger. I started off with big dreams of all that I could say and share, but I lost my momentum somewhere between my third and fourth posts. I’ve never written a fifth post on my personal blog. My failed attempt has given me something really important,…