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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

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

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

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

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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

best every farm style chicken soup

Best Ever Farm House Chicken Soup

There are very few things as comforting as a bowl of steaming hot farm style chicken soup. Asian chicken soups are dandy and all, but there is something about the no-frills straight up chicken soup that simply screams “nurture my soul!” In Winter this bad boy is on high rotation in my house. We eat it … Continue Reading

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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

ways to live a better life

10 ways to live a good life starting NOW

Almost everyone would admit that they could be happier in their lives, however, if we keep doing what we’ve always done we’ll keep feeling how we’ve always felt. Find out how to live a good life, a better life, with only small changes that you can begin immediately. It’s time to adopt some new healthy … Continue Reading

how to reignite your creative spark

How to reignite your creative spark

Creativity is a muscle, which we must exercise and hone for it to become sculpted and strong. If we ignore it, it simply withers and gathers fluff like an apple core in the bottom of your handbag. Luckily, like those disused muscles, once you get going again you can reignite creative spark with a little … Continue Reading