birth. motherhood. career. relationships.

It’s a time of overwhelming excitement and fear, love and confusion, inspiration and worry. It can also be a time of intense re-evaluation and really discovering who we are.

Most of all, it’s a time of incredible opportunity to re-write the rules of your life in a way that supports who you want to be.

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803, 2017

Thank you, fearless girl

March 8th, 2017|Mindset|2 Comments

While contemplating what I could write about on #InternationalWomensDay, and trying to push aside self-doubt as I came across so many lofty, well-researched and socially-impactful articles, Fearless Girl and her standoff with the charging bull struck me.  
That girl exudes power and confidence. She’s standing up to challenges. She’s not worried about others’ opinion about what she thinks. That girl is […]

503, 2017

Unapologetically appreciative

March 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

This morning I came across this mum’s relatable experiment with saying “thank you” instead of “sorry”.  It made me really think about what happens when I say “sorry” vs. “thank you”.
My body
What happens to your body when you say “sorry?” Try it out and just notice, without judgement.
For me, if I’m saying “thank you”, I automatically smile. To get […]

2002, 2017

Already a good day

February 20th, 2017|Consciousness, Mindset|0 Comments

When I pick the boys up from school I try to ask them different questions besides, “how was your day?”. This afternoon it was, “Tell me about 3 great things that happened at school today.”
Before my older one had a chance to take a breath, my 6-year-old jumped in to tell me 3 different things his teacher told him he […]

2701, 2017

My 2016 surprise

January 27th, 2017|Musings, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Since a week before 2016 ended, I’ve been looking for things to be grateful for about the past year. Ever since the stroke in 2011 and I realised I’m mortal, I’ve never wished time away, nor do I regret time I’ve spent. And practicing gratitude is good for the brain!

2016 challenged me though.

Between myriad personal, local and global intensely emotional […]

2004, 2016

Need a lift? Set a goal – however small – and go for it!

April 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“It feels so good to achieve something!” I nearly shrieked at the trainer in the gym. I’ve had a goal for a week to increase weight I’m lifting in my favourite class… and tonight I did it! The numbers don’t matter – I’m sure if I compared them they’d seem paltry to some and eye-popping to others, so why bother […]

2901, 2016

Every moment you create who you want to be

January 29th, 2016|Goals|0 Comments

How is it already the end of January!?! What happened to the fresh starts, new beginnings, re-starts, & all around becoming a better version of ourselves? We’re already 4 weeks into that new year, which may not be feeling so shiny anymore. It doesn’t help that statistics show a big drop-off in resolve somewhere between our first and sixth month.

Today is a […]

401, 2016

Setting goals is one thing – how do you actually stick to them?

January 4th, 2016|Goals|0 Comments

On New Year’s Eve a friend announced some big intentions and a significant resolution for the new year. We talked more about how she was going to achieve it than the goal itself. Two days later another friend asked for advice on how to actually stick to goals and resolutions. If New Year’s resolutions feel like a repeated exercise in setting yourself […]

1402, 2015

Build up your heart

February 14th, 2015|Consciousness|0 Comments

Bleary-eyed from the boys bouncing on the bed in gratitude for the chocolate heart lollipops they discovered very early this morning, my husband asked my oldest son what he thought Valentine’s Day was about.
“It’s a day when we build up our hearts.”
Well. Mine nearly burst in my chest when I heard that.

I couldn’t get the thought out of my head […]

1710, 2014

Success is looking a bit different

October 17th, 2014|Career|1 Comment

My friend Steph posted a frank reflection today on her working mum journey the last few years. Being honest about simply not having the energy or inclination to work is hard to do with the “you can have it all” messages all around us and with the perception that we are being judged for our working-or-not mum status. She inspired […]

606, 2014

Step into your weekend

June 6th, 2014|Consciousness|0 Comments

“How was your weekend?” – it’s got to be the most-asked question on Monday morning, usually accompanied with a wistful sigh that it’s over and we’re back into the week exhausted already. How often are we unable to recall what we did on the weekend?

Oh, I’m guilty of letting the memory of a weekend fade away into oblivion by Monday morning, […]