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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


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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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“The ground’s generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty. Try to be more like the ground”   – Rumi   Guest post by Hannah Churton – The Worm Monger Photo by Maya Hed   Over the last three years, I have spent a lot of time getting to know the […]

The therapy that helped me through an identity crisis


For a few years now, I’ve been noticing stuff. Some of the spiritual among us may call it becoming conscious. Some Buddhists may call it mindfulness. Some may refer to it as awareness. For me, it’s simply been a process of noticing. Noticing first, the physical breakdown of my body. […]

The one habit that changed my life


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



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


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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