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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


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Imagine an approach to wellbeing that is centered on creating healthy habits. Habits, we are told, take 28 days to cement. During these days, we must painstakingly commit to rigorously integrating these new habits into our lives – day in, day out regardless of how we feel or where we […]

Why healthy habits won’t improve your wellbeing


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I recently posted on my Facebook page a long, lamenting post about how distant I felt from living according to my values and purpose. This year has been tough as my partner and I have grappled with finding the right mix of work, play, family and leisure – long stints […]

The reason you’re not failing



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The thing I love helping clients with the most is expanding their view of what constitutes wellness. We are sold a very narrow perspective of what wellness should look like and as a result we lose sight of the simple pleasures already have access to in order to achieve energy […]

My wellbeing roadmap


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I used to think that I was highly ambitious. That my thirst for ‘more’ – more material things, more work, more approval, more love, more food, more social connections, more hobbies – was merely a reflection of my inherent need for variety, my deep, internal drive to save the world and […]

How mindfulness taught me to stop chasing more


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Many people much wiser than I have hypothesised that the quality of our life is defined by the quality of the questions we ask therein. I would go even further and propose that words in themselves – how we employ them in their singular form and how we put them […]

The three words that help me manage my anxiety