happiness

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

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

gratitude

Show more gratitude today to feel better tomorrow.

Some days may feel like a ball ache, with not a whole lot to be thankful for. If a loved one’s health is declining, or your life has taken an unexpected turn, gratitude might seem an out-of-reach fantast for hippies. On other days, though, things could be totally different. You might feel that life is … Continue Reading

lose weight permanently

The real reason you can’t keep that weight off

Have you been on a roller coaster ride trying to lose weight permanently? You are not alone, but this is not another article suggesting that you need to be a certain size or a look a certain way to be healthy or happy. Happy healthy bodies come in many shapes and sizes. If you do … Continue Reading

benefits of smiling

What happens when you smile at strangers for a week?

This morning, as I walked along the beachside promenade, I flipped smiles casually to passersby. Some people looked away probably presuming I’m a psychopath, but often people smiled back. When I got a “hi” or “good morning” it was a like hitting a little feel-good jackpot because it’s hard to know precisely how you’ll be … Continue Reading

emotional baggage

Your emotional baggage is not a golden ticket to be a dick

I was involved in a conversation recently where people were talking about someone they were kinda friends with. I say kinda because hanging out with this often charming, clever and humorous person was akin to hanging out with a sweet, fluffy animal who occasionally tried to inviscerate you when you weren’t watching. This ‘kinda friend’ was … Continue Reading

attitude of gratitude inner peace

How an attitude of gratitude can bring you inner peace

If you hear ‘attitude of gratitude’ and die a little inside, you need to think again. If you’re skeptical about practicing gratitude to help bring you inner peace, let me shine a big fat light on the changes this daily gratitude practice brought to my life. I was having a tough time last year. There … Continue Reading