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I work with purpose-driven women. She is the healer, the humanitarian, the carer, the nurse, the teacher, the community worker, the childcare worker, the mama, the activist, the lawyer or the volunteer. And she is suffering. The term ‘burnout’ was coined at first in relation to professionals working in the […]

Why the social sectors need feminine wisdom now more than ...


In this week’s podcast episode, I chat with my friend – budding Naturopath, Project Manager and Nutrition and Wellbeing Educator Tamsin Casey on how to live a values based life. We chat about: reality versus fantasy and how to find meaning in challenge how to find your values how to […]

[Podcast] Episode 009 – Living a Values Based Life with ...


I have this lens. It is me, but it is detached from me. She is the watcher that is constantly analysing, evaluating and commenting on how I do in any given situation. ‘Inner critic’ implies a voice. And yes, she has a voice. But she is more than a voice. […]

Are we searching for wellness, or wholeness?



I preach, above all else, compassion. Gentleness with self is the much-needed salve to heal our deep hurts. When we try and hate ourselves into changing, we only create more of the same. When our bodies are in the red zone – in fight or flight as created by our […]

Self compassion or self suppression?


Through all the challenges in my life – and in all my attempts to deal with challenge, there has been but one thing that has soothed me above all else. Despite the thousands of dollars spent on retreats and workshops and yoga and therapy and massage. Despite the many books […]

How anxiety leads to burnout


When I first started reading Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ outstanding book Women Who Run with the Wolves I was but two pages in before I read a word that made my stomach drop and my heart stop for a minute. Women, she said, have become domesticated. The word is purposeful, and biting. A conscious […]

The urge within



Anxiety and me have been mates for years. Over those years, I’ve developed a killer and personalised toolkit for managing and understanding my anxiety better. In this video, I share four tips that you can use TODAY to bring your body back to equilibrium and create space in your mind. […]

How to understand what your anxiety is telling you


Since I began cycle syncing my work schedule, I’ve noticed a whole bunch of benefits. The way I now work is to coach every second week and spend the alternate week writing/marketing/workshop planning or resting. I sync these non-coaching weeks with my period (when I need to rest for a […]

Please don’t get a f*cking massage this week


This episode Dave and I share how we ditched our 9-5 jobs and debunk the top five myths out there about leaving the rat race. We cover the importance of relationships, how to foster self trust and confidence, the benefits of slow living, how to reduce ‘convenience’ expenditure and how […]

[Podcast] Episode 008 – How to Ditch the 9-5



On the weekend, I ran my very first multi-day retreat here in the heart of Central Victoria. The experience was a deeply enriching learning experience for me – not only as a culmination of 18 months of manifesting this innermost desire, but as an individual woman on my own search […]

Bring back that loving feeling….


I’ve been noticing a few things awry these last months. First, a subtle gnawing in my belly that can satisfied only by sweet things. I’ve found myself buying extra cakes, baking more and heading to the fridge after meals to fill my belly with nectar. Second – an insipid compulsion […]

What our cravings can teach us


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I love helping women learn the tools to prevent or move beyond burnout. And inevitably, as part of conversations around burnout, it is necessary to have an open and meaningful conversation about work. Because it seems that women – particularly those who I work with in the caring or service […]

Working 9 to 5… not a way to make a ...



For a long time, I have beaten myself up for not being consistent. Business coaches the world over tell me that it is not until I am meticulously consistent that I will be successful. The key to parenting my daughter, I understand, is just to be more consistent. To be consistently emotionally available. To be consistently calm. My health, I believe, will […]

Why I’m not striving for consistency…


I talk often about how life happens in cycles and not in linear straight lines. And so it is that I find myself circling back to themes and passions that I thought I had moved beyond. The very first e-book that I wrote when I started my blog a few […]

Beyond burnout … a guide to building back better


As another week draws to a close, I find myself reflecting on what it truly means to retreat. I’ve just wrapped up a group program launch, and have also finished two other consulting jobs. The space that remains is welcome, but uncomfortable as well. As if I’m adjusting to a […]

How to run your own self care retreat