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Blog, Simplifying, Your best self

Making New Years Resolutions? Here’s why you shouldn’t bother.

Image credit Ian Schneider It’s the start of December and I’m already hearing people talk about New Years Resolutions! Many of us feel the pressure (and the possibility) of a New Year approaching and pick something we want to change in our lives. We announce it to the world and, ready or not, off we… Continue reading Making New Years Resolutions? Here’s why you shouldn’t bother.

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Blog, Parenting, Your best self

Superpowers for the overwhelmed parent

Sometimes this superwoman (or superman) role is just too much. Sometimes we have had enough of being the answer to it all. What are we having for dinner? What time is the birthday party? How many days till Christmas? Where are my jandels? Sometimes, we just want to hop in the car and leave. Even… Continue reading Superpowers for the overwhelmed parent

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Parenting, Your best self

Do you play the comparison game? Find out when it might be okay to.

She wore a bohemian dress, and had long flowing hair. I think her feet were bare, but I know her children’s definitely were. Her voice was soft and easy. Despite three children and a dog in tow she looked as though she didn’t have a care in the world. Although she was on her way… Continue reading Do you play the comparison game? Find out when it might be okay to.

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Slowing down, Your best self

Do you use busyness as a bandaid like me? Three ways you can stop today!

Photo by Arno Smit Dear friends. I’m going to offer you an apology. I feel as though I’ve been lying to you, or perhaps - at best - tricking you. Despite my best intentions to live authentically and honestly, these intentions have collided with my other best intentions to live slower and simpler. Last weekend… Continue reading Do you use busyness as a bandaid like me? Three ways you can stop today!

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Simplifying, World care, Your best self

Some lessons on decluttering and simplifying mindfully

So, if you haven’t heard, this month I’m playing along with The Minimalists for their Mins Game. It goes like this, day 1, get rid of 1 thing, day 2, 2 things… and so on until day 30, where you get rid of 30 items. At the time of writing this i’m on day 15,… Continue reading Some lessons on decluttering and simplifying mindfully

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Slowing down, Your best self

Avoiding overwhelm and redefining success

So last week I found myself in a deep dark hole. Completely overwhelmed to the point where just getting through daily tasks of living was a tough ask. I couldn’t believe I was here - again. I’ve done so much over the last few years to avoid falling into this familiar hole. But nonetheless, I… Continue reading Avoiding overwhelm and redefining success

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Your best self

Meaningful connection: Four key areas you can explore today

So despite being an introvert, I've always been a social butterfly. Always keen to connect with others. But connect in a deep and meaningful way. Not just a 'hows your day, hows the weather' kind of way. I can do small talk but if you hang out with me you might notice my eyes glaze… Continue reading Meaningful connection: Four key areas you can explore today