super rewards

A super reward for women’s financial security (Ep #51)

If you, like most women in Australia, have had a period of time when nothing or very little has been paid to your superannuation account, listen up! This episode of the podcast will introduce you to Pascale Helyar-Moray, the CEO of a new online shopping platform that has the potential to change women’s financial security and shake up the superannuation …

living your life

When will you do you again: waking up to living your life (Ep #50)

In this, the latest pep talk episode, I’m asking you this question: when will you do YOU again, and start living your life as well as being mum? We get stuck in our role of mother. We’re so busy, looking after kids, working, looking after the household and being available for others, that our own needs and wants end up …

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 …