Finding Peace in Mindfulness

Finding Peace in MindfulnessAt the beginning of this month I headed over to the Sunshine Coast for a little training in Mindfulness Coaching, and I have to be honest, I had no idea what to expect. I’m sure as you’re reading this now you’re wondering, mindfulness? How does someone get coached to be mindful??

I pretty much thought the same. But I was intrigued, plus I really wanted to improve my own meditation practice, which had seriously been lacking in recent times. Read the rest of this post »

Diets, Body Image and Divine Femininity

Diets, Body Image and Divine FemininityYesterday was a momentous day for me. It was the day of the You & Your Wellbeing workshop, and it was hands down the most incredible day I’ve had the blessing to be part of. 50 women in one room, oh man! You know what it’s like with that many women in one space? The energy was electric!

And, the energy was positive. Open, welcoming, loving, genuine. These are feelings that women do best, yes??

So for four hours (we ran over by a whole hour and no one minded!) we did yoga, listened to inspirational talks, talked about – and ate – great food, and meditated. Read the rest of this post »

(Self) Love Is All You Need

(Self) Love Is All You NeedThere’s a definite theme happening right now. With my clients, with myself, I’m seeing it everywhere! We’re all failing miserably at prioritising something extremely important – self-love.

I was chatting to a (gorgeous) client of mine yesterday and she was talking about work, doing the long hours, running around after other people and having trouble sleeping at night. So I said to her, “Well, when’s the last time you stopped and allowed yourself some relaxation time?”. And the response was a bit of an embarrassed, “Never…..”. Read the rest of this post »

Stop Getting Caught Up in Keeping Up – Time for a Tech Cleanse

You may have noticed I’ve been a bit quiet here for the last couple of weeks. It hasn’t been a planned break by any means, but it has felt like the right thing to do.

I announced on my facebook page recently that I was embarking on a one day ‘tech cleanse’. No phone, no social media, no laptop, no tv. However, my one day cleanse turned into a two week break from my blog! Total surprise to me too! Read the rest of this post »

It’s My Soberversary – Insights One Year off the Booze

I honestly can’t believe that it’s been one year. A whole year! When I look back on my booze-filled past, it really is nothing short of a miracle that I have reached the stage that I’m at. Not that I was an alcoholic, but I definitely used it as a crutch.

Boyfriend broke up with me? Let’s get drunk. Had a crappy day at work? Let’s get drunk. Something to celebrate? Let’s get drunk. It’s the weekend! Let’s get drunk. Read the rest of this post »

How to Move Onto the Next Path

How to Move Onto the Next PathThis week I was going to be telling you about my one year soberversary (which is actually happening tomorrow). But the news of Nepal’s massive earthquake has got my mind thinking about something completely different. There goes life again, changing my plans! And there it is, my subject for today.

Life changing our plans.

The last 24 hours I’ve been thinking a lot about the earthquake in Nepal. As soon as I heard the news, I felt crushed. Sadness, grief, empathy – and this loud voice inside me telling me that I have to do something to help (I have a bunch of ideas brewing inside my head, so once I’ve grown them enough to be shared, you’ll be the first to know). Read the rest of this post »

Getting Some Perspective and History Lessons in Nepal – Part 2

Getting Some Perspective and History Lessons in Nepal – Part 2Welcome back to my Nepali adventure! If you haven’t read Part 1, then hightail it over there and check that out first, then come back and get into Part 2 below (it will make more sense that way!).

So where did we leave off last week..?? Oh yes, that’s right. I was in Lumbini. And I was feeling pretty disheartened by the selfies and selfishness I’d experienced at the birthplace of Buddha. But there was something that brightened my time there – the food! Read the rest of this post »

Getting Some Perspective and Being Busy in Nepal – Part 1

Getting Some Perspective and Being Busy in Nepal – Part 1For the last two-and-a-half weeks, the hubby and I were traveling through what is quite possibly one of the most interesting and eye-opening countries I have been too (and I’ve been to over 30 countries so I’m not just saying that! I have some good comparisons out there). Nepal is stunning. The scenery, the people, the culture, everything just took my breath away.

So why did I choose to go to Nepal? It’s been on my bucket list for a while, and I think the most attractive quality for me was the religious aspect. Read the rest of this post »

How Did Your Year Stack Up? 2014 in Review!

How Did Your Year Stack Up 2014 in Review!Can you even believe 2014 is nearly over?? I certainly can’t! Apart from being one of the quickest years in history, this year has also been the most rewarding. For me anyway.

So let’s take a look back at our year, shall we?

When I think about reviewing my year, I’m not thinking about what went on in the world. I’m thinking about what went on in my heart, in my mind, and in my soul. How did I grow, learn evolve, exist? Read the rest of this post »

Why I’m Saying No to New Year’s Resolutions

Why I’m Saying No to New Year’s ResolutionsI can’t believe it’s almost the end of 2014! Don’t you think this year has gone by super quick? Much faster than normal… Kind of like global warming, but that’s another story.

So you might have also noticed (along with the rising temperatures) that around this time of year people start to think about the things they did, and the things they didn’t do over the last 12 months. Things they want to do, or things they tried to do but failed at first time around (or maybe second or third time around, as the case may be). Read the rest of this post »