Is this it? Is this all there is now?

Have you ever asked yourself that question – ‘is THIS it’? Secretly felt alarmed that your perfectly normal life is not fulfilling, doesn’t measure up in some way, is unexciting, and exhausting? Wondered if this is it for you from now on? And then felt ashamed for having those thoughts because really, you should be grateful for being a mum? I have. It’s part …

Five tips for when you’re too busy

If you’re waiting for life to slow down all by itself, with no intervention on your part, you’re going to be a busy lady for a long time. I know that feeling, when you keep spinning your wheels, telling yourself you’ll relax when it’s all done and dusted. That you’ll have a break soon, when things aren’t so busy. That …

How to not buckle under your busyness

 Here’s a heads up for you: it’s not your workload or to do list that’s the problem. Not really. As an anti-busyness crusader (yep, my new title) there’s much I could say against your workload, and I invariably will. Because mostly, women are trying to do way too much, at a cost to their health and happiness. But, if you’re …

Fatigued to fabulous in simple steps

Just over two years ago, I was sitting on the side of my bed, fatigued and overwhelmed, my head in hands, wondering how I was going to get through the rest of the day. I was exhausted, had aches and pains and felt way older than I actually was and it was making me feel miserable. The thought of where I might end …

Aim for progress, not perfection

A former client sent me a lovely letter the other day, updating me on how she was going (she’s going great by the way. Bloody phenomenal actually!). She mentioned at the end of her note that she loved hearing that I sometimes slip up on my journey to healthier living – that it made her feel better to hear I was …

An extraordinary week

Here’s what I learned last week: I learned much last week: mostly that I don’t kiss my husband often enough or deeply enough; that I need to swap crap TV for more music; that I’ve missed too many sunrises; and that my ordinary life is freakin’ extraordinary because I bother to pay attention to it. Dressing up is fun but …