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how to stop being a control freak

Being A Control Freak Is Not A Superpower. Stop it.

When the uncertainty of relinquishing control creates so much vulnerability that you prefer to just do it all yourself. How do you let go though, and stop being a control freak? Firstly, hands up if you’re a control freak? We are all friends here and there is no shame, so if you raised your hand … Continue Reading

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Ditching the Superwoman Myth: Why Rest Isn’t a Failure.

Why do so many women feel like they need to be Superwoman, and do all the things, all the time without ever having depleted energy or prioritising rest? When I started working with my then new business coach, Emma, she made it clear to me that she was unavailable every day between two and three … Continue Reading

10 things to ditch today to feel happier tomorrow

10 Things To Ditch Today To Feel Happier Tomorrow

You know you want to feel happier, but you don’t know how to take it from a concept to reality. Happiness is not an elusive unicorn, however, we often let things stand in the way of true contentment, like focusing too heavily on what others are doing and not tending to your own garden – … Continue Reading

The cost of perfectionism

What is the cost of your perfectionism?

Lucy* has a pretty damn near perfect life. She runs an award-winning business, she has been mostly happily married for 25 years, has two healthy kids, and a lovely home in a charming town. A busy, independent tower of strength, she would never ask for help and if anyone offers, forget it. She has everything … Continue Reading

are your boundaries causing burn out?

Are your crappy boundaries causing burnout?

Victoria* thinks she struggles to speak up for herself, but what she doesn’t realise is her biggest challenge is really her crappy boundaries. At work, she says “yes” to more work when her plate is already overflowing. When her colleagues or someone in her family does something she is not comfortable with she bites her … Continue Reading

Thought you’d have your sh*t together by now?

When I was in my twenties I had a magnificently clear picture of what my life would look like by forty. I’d be a well-known actor/director who had a fulfilling and sustainable career both in front of and behind the camera, a handsome loving husband, a couple of well-behaved kids, maybe a dog, and definitely, … Continue Reading

choose happy

Why “Choose Happy” is bu!!sh*t

Imagine this – You’re having a particularly rough time. Like, really crappy. Maybe you’re breaking up. Maybe you lost your job. Maybe you had a health diagnosis that blows. Maybe you ran out of ice cream when you’re PMSing, I don’t know, whatever, just work with me. It’s a tough time. You’re feeling low. You … Continue Reading

your good life

Current fire horrors triggering anxiety? Read this.

I want to start this article off by saying I hope everyone out there is safe. It’s been an epic two months in Australian history as an area larger than Holland and Belgium put together has burned, with more predicted to come. The fires are triggering anxiety in many even if we may be in the … Continue Reading

How being thankful for small things leads to big things

Doing daily gratitudes every day used to seem a bit silly to me until I actually tried it. In 2017, I hit a rough patch. There wasn’t anything specific going wrong in my life, it was more a feeling of being lost with no rudder to guide me. Often feeling anxious, I was uninspired and … Continue Reading

how to help a loved one die

We are all going to die, but do any of us know how to?

I had never given much thought to helping a loved one die. It was about 9pm on a freezing winter’s night, with the sound of the wind howling across the picturesque bay my Dad lived on. My children were sleeping on the other side of the house and I popped in to say goodnight to … Continue Reading

the list that saved my relationship

The Bucket List That Saved My Relationship

I had been dating my guy for a year and a half when I realised life felt as stale as a piece of old sourdough. We loved each other. It wasn’t that, bit this tale is about how I saved my relationship from a crash and burn. I have two small children from my previous … Continue Reading