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Why unplugging is good for your health

Do you wake up and immediately reach for your phone to check the latest Facebook or Instagram post or skim read your list of unanswered e-mails? Do feel the knot in your stomach tighten as your morning ritual is underway and feel the stress pot begin to boil? Do you then berate yourself for your [...]

How to connect with others and deepen relationships.

This has been a new ‘aha’ moment for me over the last few months.   I was listening to a Gabby Bernstein podcast where she talked about the risk of putting others up on a peddle stool.   Her message was simple: When you do this, you are reducing your chance for connection.   The energy is off. [...]

How to REBOOT when you are feeling under the weather

I believe that feeling under the weather is our body’s way of communicating.   It’s up to us to interpret the signals and act accordingly.   Sometimes we need to slow down or re-evaluate our boundaries.   Sometimes we just need to let go and allow our body to express what it needs to express.    Making space in [...]

Forgiveness – it’s time to cancel your subscription

Who do you need to forgive? Have you noticed how we are so unbelievably hard on ourselves and others?   How we commit 100% to believing the crazy and warped stories we tell ourselves.   Not only do we renew our subscription every day but we treat these stories like a prized possession, print them out in colour, [...]

How to keep your life on track

We all know how it feels to be busy,  especially in today’s society where women are expected to juggle numerous roles.    Stress seems to be the norm and busy people wear some sort of badge of honour.    The problem is that overtime,  this pattern creates a feeling of overwhelm.    Stress begins to creep in as [...]

It’s time to woman up!

I was having a chat to a friend about what I do as a health and lifestyle coach .   A vague account about my goal to help women be healthy and happy didn’t appease her curiosity.   She dug deeper. I dug deeper (who needs a coach when you have friends huh)? I told her I love to empower mums [...]

How to stay healthy this Winter!

After an amazing week at the beach house with hubby and the kids,  it was a rather rude awakening to find winter had arrived back in Auckland earlier this week (like overnight)! I think it’s one of those mind over matter scenarios but I automatically started to feel fluey,  tired and run down.   My body was two [...]

The key to gaining confidence

How much time do you spend trying to fit in, pleasing others or giving your energy to people you don’t really like or situations you don’t even enjoy?   It’s amazing how much we put up with or in basic terms – how much we are willing to suffer. The catalyst here is our lack of [...]

Been there, done that, got the baby!

One big kahuna I have learnt (the good old fashioned tried and tested way) is that getting stuck in victimhood is common, and the biggest staller of happiness – well basically life. So what do I mean by this? Can you see yourself in the following bollocks: life is hard, they don’t like me, work [...]