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I recently posted on my Facebook page a long, lamenting post about how distant I felt from living according to my values and purpose. This year has been tough as my partner and I have grappled with finding the right mix of work, play, family and leisure – long stints […]

The reason you’re not failing


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The thing I love helping clients with the most is expanding their view of what constitutes wellness. We are sold a very narrow perspective of what wellness should look like and as a result we lose sight of the simple pleasures already have access to in order to achieve energy […]

My wellbeing roadmap


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I used to think that I was highly ambitious. That my thirst for ‘more’ – more material things, more work, more approval, more love, more food, more social connections, more hobbies – was merely a reflection of my inherent need for variety, my deep, internal drive to save the world and […]

How mindfulness taught me to stop chasing more



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Many people much wiser than I have hypothesised that the quality of our life is defined by the quality of the questions we ask therein. I would go even further and propose that words in themselves – how we employ them in their singular form and how we put them […]

The three words that help me manage my anxiety


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“The ground’s generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty. Try to be more like the ground”   – Rumi   Guest post by Hannah Churton – The Worm Monger Photo by Maya Hed   Over the last three years, I have spent a lot of time getting to know the […]

The therapy that helped me through an identity crisis


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For a few years now, I’ve been noticing stuff. Some of the spiritual among us may call it becoming conscious. Some Buddhists may call it mindfulness. Some may refer to it as awareness. For me, it’s simply been a process of noticing. Noticing first, the physical breakdown of my body. […]

The one habit that changed my life



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Our bodies are sending us signals – by way of symptoms, feelings, cravings and reactions – all the time. As part of the mindfulness coaching work I do with my clients, I teach them how to first listen to and then interpret these signs so that they can bypass the suffering […]

5 Things Your Fatigue Is Telling You


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I, like many other women, spent decades trying to coerce, stress, restrict, judge and hate myself into changing my unhealthy behaviours. From extreme elimination diets to weight loss pills, excessive hot yoga, triathlons, green smoothies, austere meditation practices – I have tried them all. And while none of those activities […]

9 Ways to guilt-free wellness


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Self acceptance and self esteem are worthy goals, but so often we feel as though they are conceptual ideas that are hard to attain practically speaking. Many of us are now seeing the value of self love as a practice – to improve our wellbeing, to help us have the […]

Yoga For Self Esteem



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I often google meditations according to how I feel on any given day. Today, feeling stuck in busy-land, I googled ‘Meditation for Prioritisation’ and found… zilch! So, here is the meditation that I wish I had have found, especially as it relates to my blog post ‘Why You Don’t Need […]

Meditation for Prioritisation


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Last Wednesday I saw the effervescent Danielle La Porte here in Melbourne and, as always, she spoke a lot of truth about womanhood, wellbeing and the search for peace. At the beginning of the evening she asked for a show of hands as she listed off a range of personal […]

How to ditch the wellness guilt


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Tony Robbins says that stress is the over-achiever’s word for fear. And, as someone who identifies with the aforementioned label, I kind of agree. It’s taken years and much subtle peeling back of the layers to get to the bottom of why I find things stressful and how that impacts […]

The cause of stress that you’re probably ignoring



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For a long time I only worked at addressing one side of the energy equation – and as such my fatigue (both mild and later chronic in the case of adrenal fatigue) lingered far longer than it should have.   My understanding of the signals that my body was sending […]

How to tackle your fatigue holistically


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There I trembled. Sweaty and shaking – trying to vanish into the floor or the walls or some place away from the watching eyes and the bright lights and the honking horns filtering distortedly through the filthy window panes.   “5, 6, 7, 8” yelled our pint-sized, flat-abbed, terrifying instructor. […]

On overcoming perfectionism


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A lot of women come to me asking for help with managing their time better. They perceive their problem as a lack of time to do all the things that they want to do. More specifically – they believe that they have an inability to properly manage it and that […]

Why you don’t need to get better at time management