A Note About Fear

A Note About FearFear. It’s imbedded in each and every one of us in some way, whether in a full-blown phobia state or just a little knot in your stomach that stops you in your tracks.

Fear is that voice in your head that says things like, “But what if I fail? What if I look stupid and people laugh at me? What if I lose all my money and can’t afford my rent and end up living in a cardboard box?” That’s fear. Read the rest of this post »

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 »

(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 »

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 »

5 Tips to Make You Stress Less and Relax More

5 Tips to Make You Stress Less and Relax MoreI think all of us have to deal with stress at some stage. Whether it’s from your job, or your kids, or having too much stuff to do, it’s pretty much a normal part of our lives now. Which sucks, to be perfectly honest! Because unfortunately, stress is not your friend (well, unless you’re actually in a life-or-death situation, but that’s not what we’re talking about here). It doesn’t help you get things done, it doesn’t help you enjoy what you’re doing, and even once that thing that was stressing you out is over – it doesn’t help you celebrate! Read the rest of this post »