Is your inner voice being a bitch?

Chatting to a mum at school pick-up this week, I was struck by how critical we can be of ourselves. This lady is beautiful inside and out – she’s a genuinely lovely person, is thin but curvy and has a head of long, beautiful hair that is quite striking. But she sees none of that, not that she let on …

Why taking a chill pill is the best medicine

It’s just not worth it. Whatever it is that has your knickers in a knot or your mind working over time, chances are it’s doing you more harm than it’s worth because stress is a giant contributor to ill health. It’s the one common denominator linked to major health issues, including heart disease, depression, cancer, obesity and autoimmune diseases. So …

Why cravings are good for you

When you’re pregnant, cravings are a bit of fun. Everyone has a bit of a laugh about what crazy combinations or concoctions you’re funnelling into your system, and whether it’s a boy or girl causing it. But outside of growing a person, cravings can be the undoing of all our best intentions when it comes to being healthy. That said, …

Rachael Jansen

Selfish is not (always) a dirty word

Being selfish isn’t about anything more than showing yourself some respect. It’s not about failing to care for your family, but making sure you don’t fail to take care of yourself. It’s about showing yourself the same consideration, care and attention that you do for everyone else. When you take the time to put yourself first, you’re showing yourself that …