kylie lowe

A warrior woman’s story (Ep #49)

Kylie Lowe is a true warrior woman and I’ve wanted to share her story with you for some time. She is a true inspiration to know and watch. Diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer in her 30s and a mother to two very young girls, Kylie embraced the fight and life. Recognising the gift that various healing modalities provided her …

energy seasons

Tapping in to the energy of the season (ep #48)

With each change of season, there is a natural change of energy and this can be really helpful to our health and wellbeing if we tap into it. In this episode of the podcast, I’m talking about using that energy to achieve goals or look after yourself. We humans are a part of the nature – we might live in …

life after 40

Life on the other side of 40 and raising daughters (ep #47)

Life on the other side of 40 is a curious and sometimes confronting stage of life for women – it’s a time of major transition that often catches us unaware. I asked Mel Jeffcott to the podcast to have a conversation about this time of life, so that we might all feel a little more connected on this trip through …

stop stressing

Stop stressing: what are you getting your knickers in a twist over? (Ep #46)

Do you need to stop stressing over minor things? Maybe. Probably! I love the saying: Don’t get your knickers in a twist!  It’s a fairly visual description of the way we can tie ourselves in knots, and usually over issues or things that don’t deserve that kind of energy. We need to stop stressing about what, in the bigger scheme …

suzi dent

Beauty, confidence and ageing (ep #45)

After a career as a leading award-winning makeup artist in Australia, Suzi Dent found the shoe literally on the other foot when she became a beauty queen at the age of 54. A woman who didn’t wear dresses and had never worn a pair of high heels, Suzi found herself representing Australia on the world stage in the US, as …

stress less

10 ways to stress less in 10 minutes

Being stressed stresses me out. I literally stress about being or feeling stressed, and in the process, I make my stress worse. It’s because I know how bad stress is for me – I know it’s the number one thing linked to all major diseases and illnesses – stroke, heart disease, cancer, Alzeheimer’s, autoimmune diseases –  so when I’m stressed, …

in your 40s

The perfect storm in your 40s: are you in it?

There is much about motherhood and parenting you aren’t told before you get into it and it’s too late to back out, but one warning that certainly isn’t issued is that if you have kids in your 30s, you’ll  be caught in a perfect storm of hormones and stress in your 40s. My mum was of the generation of women …

more than mother

Don’t call me mother (ep #44)

For the record, there are only two people in the world who are entitled to define me as a mother. They’re my kids. For the rest of the world: don’t call me mother. Don’t misinterpret my sentiment here: I love my kids, I’m proud to be their mother, I am blessed to have them and to be having this life …

stretched to limit

Stretched to your limit? Elastigirl you ain’t

I wonder if it was a coincidence or an act of design that the the mother in The Incredibles was given the superpower of elasticity. Because if there’s one thing a working mother understands it’s the feeling of being stretched to the limit. When there are competing needs or commitments pulling at our time and attention from all ends, we …

making time

Making time when you have none (ep #43)

There’s never going to be enough time. There’s never going to be more time. There’s never going to be a right time. Another time. The perfect time. None of those times are coming. The only time you have is right now. The only time you have are the minutes you are living right now. What you choose to do with …

routine habits

How to use routines and habits for better balance (Ep #42)

When it comes to getting everything done in a day, routines can be a blessing. We adopt them as soon as we become parents – the sooner that new baby is in a routine, the sooner we feel able to manage. Then we continue keeping routines because kids respond well to them. Then the kids go to school and are in …

international women's day

International Women’s Day needs to be about men too (Ep #41)

I am conflicted about International Women’s Day. I both love and despise it. I love that it celebrates the achievements of women. I love that it brings them together, to connect and form a solidarity. I love that it creates conversations about equality and helping women rise. I love that it highlights the fact that inequality is still rife and change is …