Creating abundance without earning a cent

You don’t need a million-dollar bank account or mansion to feel rich. You can create abundance without earning a cent, with a subtle shift in focus. Often, especially when you’re meeting the needs of little people, life can feel like it’s lacking. Everything feels in short supply, from time and patience to money. Our mind chatter – those thoughts of …

Living the dream

Can you believe we’re more than half way through January? Just like that, the first month of the year is almost done, and already it can feel like time is slipping away before you’ve had a chance to do anything. Around here, the kids are starting to feel the heavy weight of the axe about to fall to signal the …

True confessions: motherhood is hard work. But you don’t have to drown in it.

“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” Charles Dickens could have been writing about raising kids when he wrote these words. Because while it is the single most fabulous, authentic, amazing and important thing you could ever possibly do in your life, it is also ridiculously hard, tiring, worrying, expensive and sometimes not much fun. …

Minding your mind clutter

This is how I explain the headspace of mothers today: “If you want to know what’s going on inside my head, think of a computer with 236 internet tabs open all at the same time.” Next time you’re trying to explain your exhaustion to your husband or partner, feel free to use it. That is life as a mother these …

The myths of motherhood

There are many assumptions we make about motherhood and many of them aren’t true. Sure, you’ll be tired while you have a young baby needing regular night feeds, and yes, your tummy won’t just  pop back to the way it was before baby. And absolutely your hormones have a party when you’re pregnant and breastfeeding. But the assumptions that we’ll …

Five simple life truths

Everybody wants to be happy and have a joyful life but we so often unintentionally find excuses and create obstacles to make sure we never achieve it. We defer happiness until some fairytale comes true. Or we find reasons not to take the action we know we need to. We’re conditioned to believe that happiness and joy come from sources …

Your life is you, not your circumstances

Until not so long ago, my life had been a constant exercise of comparison and judgement. One of the stories I told myself was that I had to achieve to please. To be worthy I had to be awesome, at everything, all the time and one way I judged my value or success was to compare myself to others. I …