A different way of looking at yourself

Today I thought I’d share with you the first chapter from my book Your Best Year Yet. It was the hardest chapter for me to write, and perhaps because of that, it seems to have struck a chord. It’s certainly the chapter that people most comment on when giving me feedback about Your Best Year Yet Continue Reading

What every child needs from their parents

I mentioned in Tuesday’s post how I suggested this exercise to my Facebook community last week … and then thought I would do it myself out of interest. Today I’d like to share with you what my mum wrote. Initially it will seem like I’m blowing smoke up my own arse, but trust me, there’s a Continue Reading

The stories we tell ourselves

“I’ve figured out why I’m not looking forward to Perth Upmarket” I said. “All those people, all that interacting – it’s exhausting for me. Once I’ve done this one I won’t do any more stuff like that. It’s just a bad energy thing for me.” Monologue over, I looked proudly at my therapist. I was Continue Reading

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

The 7 best things about 37

So it’s my birthday today. I don’t get funny about birthdays or getting older because I know what a privilege it is to get old. I consider every extra year I'm still here on earth to be such a blessing. As are all these things: 1. This guy We met in first year uni and have been a ‘thing’ ever Continue Reading

10 Questions

Now a confession: I'm not big on blogging memes. But there is one going round at the moment that I've been tagged in a few times and I figure Fridays are always good for '20 question' type posts. Or in this case ... 10 questions. Here are my answers - feel free to leave YOUR answers in the comments. Continue Reading

Magic happens when you say ‘I can’

A few weeks ago, when I wrote this post,  Emelle mentioned in the comments that she wasn’t a fan of the word ‘should’. And I could see where she was coming from. Should needs to be wielded with care doesn’t it? Because should is a mandate. A word tied up in guilt and reprobation. And Continue Reading