mental health

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

The Stories of our Post Baby Flesh

First published on Keeping Up With The Holsbys in 2014 I recently received a Facebook ad in my newsfeed for a brilliant new procedure being offered to mums. It was enticingly titled – ‘Australia’s First Mummy Makeover Package.’ The makeover consisted of a little tummy tuck for the excess skin where your flesh stretched to … 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

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

orthorexia clean eating

Orthorexia; the dark side of clean eating

While eating unprocessed, whole foods is undoubtedly better for our health, it is wholly possible to take clean eating that step too far and it becomes ortherexia. Health coach, Brenda Janschek, was focused on providing only the best food for her family. She stocked her kitchen only with organic, clean, whole, grass-fed, sustainable local, seasonal, … Continue Reading

facebook unfriend

Why the ‘unfriend’ hurts like a bee-atch

The Facebook unfriend is the new social statement if you have decided it’s time to amputate the dead wood from your life. People announce “I’m having a cull, if you see this you made the cut” so there is an “in” crowd even in cyber space. Or maybe one day, you’ve just been kicked to … Continue Reading

Coping with overload and learning how to do less

Coping with overload and learning how to do less

  We’re all so incredibly busy, aren’t we? Someone recently said to me that we’re so busy filling every moment that we don’t have time to live well. What a terrible waste, when our workload is so great that the expense is our joie de vie. Our workload is heavy. Our life load is too much. … Continue Reading