One little word guaranteed to de-stress your life

I read somewhere recently that busy is the new black. And if my friends are anything to go by, that statement is mostly true. Whenever I ask anyone how they're going at the moment I can pretty much guarantee their answer will be ‘busy’. And while busy itself isn't bad, what I'm also seeing is a Continue Reading

Do you make time to meander?

Back in the day (circa 2010) my Mondays to Fridays looked like this: 5am wake up > throw down a coffee while checking emails > high-five my husband as he comes in from his run and I head out for mine > get home and jump in the shower > get ready for work > get child ready for daycare Continue Reading

9 tips for getting your inbox under control

Whenever I see a post online from someone whose inbox contains 3500 unread emails a little piece inside of me dies. And then when I see a well-meaning person respond with just delete them all, if it’s important that person will email back I am fairly certain a unicorn dies. No. Please don’t Continue Reading

My life philosophy – never die wondering

I try to live my life where I end up at a point where I have no regrets. So I try to choose the road that I have the most passion on because then you can never really blame yourself for making the wrong choices. You can always say you're following your passion. ~ Darren Aronofsky Since Continue Reading

How did I get here?

NB: Below is the intro to my new book The Impossible Dream of a Life Less Frantic and How I Made it Happen. If you would like to know what my book is about before reading the intro, click here! HOW DID I GET HERE? I remember the exact moment with frightening clarity. Ant and Jaden, my Continue Reading

Lifehacker Tip #26 – Find your tribe

It’s a widely accepted fact that human beings are social animals. We crave a sense of belonging and instinctively seek out ‘tribes’ to feed this need. What is a tribe? At the most basic level, it is a group of people with whom we share common ground. It’s a group of people who we feel ‘gets us’ Continue Reading

Lifehacker Tip #25 – In defence of the love job

What’s a love job? Generally speaking it's one where you offer your professional services for free. While writing and design are my profession, they are also my hobbies (ie  they are both things I like to spend my free time doing). That's why I have always been a huge fan of a love job that uses Continue Reading