I, like many other women, spent decades trying to coerce, stress, restrict, judge and hate myself into changing my unhealthy behaviours. From extreme elimination diets to weight loss pills, excessive hot yoga, triathlons, green smoothies, austere meditation practices – I have tried them all. And while none of those activities […]

9 Ways to guilt-free wellness

Self acceptance and self esteem are worthy goals, but so often we feel as though they are conceptual ideas that are hard to attain practically speaking. Many of us are now seeing the value of self love as a practice – to improve our wellbeing, to help us have the […]

Yoga For Self Esteem

I often google meditations according to how I feel on any given day. Today, feeling stuck in busy-land, I googled ‘Meditation for Prioritisation’ and found… zilch! So, here is the meditation that I wish I had have found, especially as it relates to my blog post ‘Why You Don’t Need […]

Meditation for Prioritisation

Last Wednesday I saw the effervescent Danielle La Porte here in Melbourne and, as always, she spoke a lot of truth about womanhood, wellbeing and the search for peace. At the beginning of the evening she asked for a show of hands as she listed off a range of personal […]

How to ditch the wellness guilt

Tony Robbins says that stress is the over-achiever’s word for fear. And, as someone who identifies with the aforementioned label, I kind of agree. It’s taken years and much subtle peeling back of the layers to get to the bottom of why I find things stressful and how that impacts […]

The cause of stress that you’re probably ignoring

For a long time I only worked at addressing one side of the energy equation – and as such my fatigue (both mild and later chronic in the case of adrenal fatigue) lingered far longer than it should have.   My understanding of the signals that my body was sending […]

How to tackle your fatigue holistically

There I trembled. Sweaty and shaking – trying to vanish into the floor or the walls or some place away from the watching eyes and the bright lights and the honking horns filtering distortedly through the filthy window panes.   “5, 6, 7, 8” yelled our pint-sized, flat-abbed, terrifying instructor. […]

On overcoming perfectionism

A lot of women come to me asking for help with managing their time better. They perceive their problem as a lack of time to do all the things that they want to do. More specifically – they believe that they have an inability to properly manage it and that […]

Why you don’t need to get better at time management

This is a blog is about wellbeing.   Empowered wellbeing.   I aim to provide an antidote to the countless wellness blogs that, for all their good intentions, have one basic premise at their core.   There is something wrong with us.   If we buy this information (or product, or […]

Empowerment is the new wellness

I’ll tell you what I love about living in this era? The increasing number of inspirational people who are questioning the status quo. The older I get the more I’m convinced I was born at exactly the right time. Here these folk are -asking deep, profound questions of themselves and […]

In Search Of Her Part 2 – Ditching the Career ...

When I began searching for her (and by her, I mean me… but the real me), I had no idea where it would take me. I was answering a deep, primal call within to go beyond the physical ailments. Beyond the suffering and symptoms. To the heart… to the core.. […]

In Search of Her Part 1 – Moving to the ...

As 2016 draws to a close I’ve been reflecting on what this year has offered me and how I plan to take those lessons forward in the new year. 2016, for me, was all about learning to love the shadow. Learning to know, embrace and accept the parts of me […]

The Mindfulness Myth

Every so often you come across people who just resonate a certain quality – they almost vibrate love. Melissa Farrugia is one of those souls and I’m so excited to share this podcast episode with you so you, too, can appreciate  her deep wisdom. Melissa is a Shamanic Kinesiologist from […]

[Podcast] Episode 7 – On The Feminine with Melissa Farrugia

Today I interviewed the wondrous Kristy Arbon – Founder of Heartworks Training, scholar of all things mindfulness, self compassion, shame resilience and teacher/teacher trainer on Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) through the Center for Mindful Self Compassion. We chat about the power that self compassion in quietening the inner critic and enhancing wellbeing, […]

[Podcast] Episode 6 – On Self Compassion with Kristy Arbon

I never really had a conscious intention to do this work – to teach and learn from women striving to live healthy, fulfilled lives. From the 20 something who valued collecting university degrees and travel experiences beyond anything else… from the girl who argued vehemently in the validity of scientific studies… […]

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