When something has to give, let it

Sometimes, things just become too much. Life is busy, and for the most part, it’s a busy we can handle. But then a spanner comes along, and it’s not so easy anymore. The pressure feels like something has to give.   When something has to give, let it. Click To Tweet If there’s one gift you can give yourself to …

A bored mother is not a happy one: why we need excitement in our lives

Is it possible that motherhood is not making you happy? Not that motherhood is making you unhappy. But that it, and the effort and time it takes to dedicate to the kids, as well as everything else you have on your plate, has a direct contribution to a level of unhappiness? Because you’re bored by it. I’ve been reading Tim Ferris‘ book The Four …

Books you must read for more health and happiness in 2015

One of the greatest joys in life are books and the opportunity to absorb information, lessons and beauty from them. Call me old-fashioned, but I love the feel of real paper in my hands, and just cannot take to using an electronic device to read with. I always have a large pile of books on the go. My bedside table …

The list you need to make this New Year

Following on from the pre-Christmas intention setting, there will be no grand declarations of goals and plans for 2015 here today. Not because I have none – simply because I’ve had them for some time. Have been working on them diligently for months. And will continue to work on them diligently tomorrow. And revise and detour as I go. Instead, for …

Set some ‘Bare MiniMums’ with a worksheet and year planner for 2015

This is without doubt my favourite time of year. It is for many mums, despite the workload, expense and chaos it sometimes brings with it, and that’s because when it comes to giving – in an emotional, spiritual and traditional sense – we are experts. I am a total Christmas tragic, especially now that I’m a mum. My own mother …

How to create the life you want to live

Whatever it is you’re craving or desiring, achieving it all comes down to one thing. You either want it, or you don’t. Really, that’s it. It’s honestly not more complicated than that.     The only thing that stops you from being able to create the life you want to live is failing to acknowledge your deepest desires and making decisions …

Perfectionism is fear by another name

This week, my daughter and I both learned a lesson in perfectionism and letting go. She’s not aware of it, but I am – her lessons are my lessons too, or so I am learning. A small slip up one morning, one that really was of no consequence and not of her own fault but caused by a lack of information, …

You haven’t lost your willpower – you just have decision fatigue.

Want to know why you just couldn’t be bothered cooking dinner? Why you have lost the willpower to whip up something healthy and instead just choose something you know isn’t good for you? It’s not because you’re not capable, don’t care or don’t want to eat well. It’s probably not even because you hate cooking. Chances are you’re actually suffering …

Stop using the f-word

For a long time, over the past year or so, I’ve been trying not to use the f-word. Not that one. I say that all the time. Most likely I always will. I’m talking about the other f-word – fine. It was my default response to all the common questions – how are you, how are you going, how’s things, how’s …

You’re not the only one to feel bad

Why is it that we always feel like we’re the only ones? That we’re alone in our struggles, doubts, anxieties and guilt? Because without a doubt … we are all the same in these feelings. I asked readers to answer four questions in a quick survey. I read with a heavy heart the same answer after answer. You were all …