13 Easy Ways To Decrease Your Stress Now

13 Ways to manage stress

Let’s set the scene for when the universe gives you a reason to decrease your stress. Its 4.00 am Sunday morning and you are awake, even the birds aren’t stupid enough to be up and on with their day. Right bring it on, no point in stewing, may as well … Read More

How To Have Things To Look Forward To In Every Day

How To Have Things To Look Forward To In Every Day

In life it is important to have things to look forward to, a holiday in the sun, upgrading that furniture, having family visit, that awesome new show but those are the big ticket items. It is also important to have things to look forward to in every day. Have Things … Read More

How To Have An Awesome Mental Health Rejuvenation Day

I am declaring a mental health rejuvenation day for me and you. This is going to be awesome! You get to put down those 50 hats you are wearing and put on just one, your most favourite one, the one that truly suits you, has your name on it and … Read More

5 Tips For Surviving When Your Children Don’t Need You Anymore

5 Tips For Surviving When Your Children Don’t Need You Anymore

My children don’t need me or want to spend time with me anymore. It started when they wanted to hold the spoon containing green healthy goop that was being choo-choo’ed into their mouths and continued later when they told me every detail of their day including when so and so walked past at … Read More

5 Tips For Keeping The Stress Out Of Christmas Shopping

5 Tips to take the stress out of christmas shopping

The stress of christmas shopping can start in the carpark. Today’s car stalking episode. The mall doors slide open and a woman walks out keys in hand, pushing a trolley laidened with enough presents to provide a very-merry-christmas for every kid in the city. At this point I expected to … Read More

Fake It Till You Make It And Killer Turkey Flap Arms

You know that old addage “ fake it till you make it! ” Please don’t giggle into your arm pit you look like a bloody pigeon. To fake it is a thing and it works. I remember the first time I went to the pool to begin my newest attempt at … Read More

How To Kick Bad Self-Esteem’s Ass

Bad self esteem is that gothic mistress with black khol eyes

Bad self-esteem is that gothic mistress with black khol eyes who treats everything and everyone with suspision and distaste. She wants you to be perfect, to judge yourself as not good enough, to think the worst and when the worst happens she tells you to give up. Here are some … Read More

Screen Time For Children – 5 Effects And 5 Rules

How much is too much screen time? ‘How much screen time’ is a debate that rages hotly and VERY LOUDLY in many family homes, or perhaps only ours. I am sure the neighbours would agree that if not just us we could win prizes for our volume. It’s a difficult … Read More

Save Your Mental Health By Being Wickedly Self-Indulgent

Save Your Mental Health By Being Wickedly Self-Indulgent

Who would think you could get healthy by being wickedly self-indulgent? I am here to tell you it is possible. The one thing you can do to improve your health right now. Today. This very minute. Be selfish! Dictionary definition of selfish: (of a person, action, or motive) lacking consideration … Read More

9 Tips To Help You Stay Asleep

9 Tips To Help You Stay Asleep

So you have successfully fallen asleep, then something dreadful happens. Just as Ryan Gosling is looking into your eyes with wanton abandon you wake up. Here are my tips for staying asleep and finding out what Mr Gosling had in store for you: Tossing and Turning? If you are having … Read More

7 Tips To Help You Get To Sleep Easier

Do you have difficulty getting to sleep at night and wish it was easier? Do you find yourself getting ever stressed about the hours ticking away while you toss and turn? Try these seven tips to help you get to sleep easier: Avoid caffeine too late in the day I try … Read More

5 Simple Ways To Make Life Easier For Yourself

If there is one thing I get asked a lot (besides whether or not I know about the ten chia seeds stuck between my teeth) is how I carve out some extra time in the day to make life easier. Here are 5 simple tips to follow so that you can … Read More

Extra Luxuries To Pack For That Special Holiday

Extra Luxuries To Pack For That Special Holiday

This post isn’t about reminding you to stop the mail and the paper when you go on holiday. I assume you know to do that already. No this is about making sure you pack those extra little things that you always remember when it is too late. Each time you go … Read More

How To Step Off The Hamster Wheel Of Perfectionism

How to step of the hampster wheel of perfectionism

Perfectionism is certainly not something that I have ever tried to strive for. I have always been so far away from faultless as to be in another universe completely. How can something ever be faultless? For me it is subjective. What I think is perfect is completely different from your idea … Read More

Meditate Anyime, Anywhere And Start Re-building Your Brain Now

Meditate Anyime, Anywhere And Start Re-building Your Brain Now

Some would think why on earth would I need to meditate. I am a stay at home mum who blogs and cleans. What on earth would I have to get stressed about? Um, let me see: Christmas shopping, two teenage birthday parties right after Christmas, two private school educations, a thirteen-year-old … Read More

Seven Suggestions To Improve Your Mental Wellbeing

How is your mental wellbeing? Some signs that it is not all it could be are: Feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Waking up tired despite going to bed at a reasonable time. Feeling like you have nothing to look forward to and can’t remember the last time you had fun. Not so long ago those … Read More

Living A Simpler Life That Is Right For You

Living A Simpler Life That Is Right For You

I stumbled across this post about living a simpler life by Sara Wilson the other day. It struck a chord in me. Living a simpler life is something that has become important to us as we have got older. I have always hated consumerism for the sake of having the latest … Read More

Talking To Yourself: Crazy Or Ingenious?

When I was growing up I remember it being said that talking to yourself is the first sign of madness, or having hairs on the palm of your hand. I know you looked! Lately, I have caught myself regularly having a good old conversation with me; After accidentally cutting someone … Read More

I Am Mind Itself

I wrote this a few weeks ago on the plane to Hobart: I am currently on a flight to Hobart where I will be attending an Aikido seminar and will have the opportunity to ‘touch the hand of the man who touched the hand of the man’. Why am I going about touching … Read More