Sinking into it…

I’ve spent a lot of time talking with women about their bodies. How they move them. What they can do with them. How they want to feel inside them. How connected they feel to their own bodies. The last one generally leaves women stumped. They don’t feel, nor do they want to feel, connected to…

The (Wo)Man in the Arena

I recently watched Brene Brown’s Netflix special – Call to Courage. Twice. Once on my own, with a few tears and goosebumps and a second time with three of my treasured girl-friends. I’m not sure what category her show fits in to – comedy, drama, self-help, documentary? However, it is essential viewing for anyone on…

Soul Spark

When I listen to TED talks, I let the app randomly select ones for me. I’ve stumbled across incredibly inspiring and informative talks this way, many that I’d probably never have selected for myself. Today I listened to Elizabeth Lesser‘s ‘Say your truths and seek them in others’. Halfway through, I realised that I’d heard…

The Midlife Unravelling

There is no coincidence that so many people reach a point of acceptance about many aspects of their life when they hit ‘middle aged’. I just paused to Google what constitutes ‘middle aged’ as I do still struggle a little to use that term for myself. Oxford English Dictionary describes it as being between 45…

For My Daughter

I’ve had a nostalgic morning browsing through tubs of old photos. I’ve always been known as that one who takes endless photos. Even before digital cameras, I was constantly snapping away, large chunks of my money spent on developing film, only to discover that you had just 3 decent photos out of a roll of…

30 Day Challenges

I listen to TED talks while I walk for exercise. I used to listen to music to pump me up and motivate me to move faster or even jog, which is still my preference if I’m working out in the gym. However, I’ve found listening to inspirational podcasts and TED talks while I walk in…

Hiking, Unicorns & Belonging…

Fifty-two kilometres of rugged, undeveloped, Australian beauty, accompanied by twelve dynamic women. Hiking all day, followed by yoga and belly-dancing sessions then a glass of wine with dinner. What more could you ask for? Over four days, we traversed fifty-two kilometres of spectacularly diverse coastline in Yuraygir National Park in northern New South Wales, with…

Marriage & Mental Health

Pete and Kylie met in their thirties, set up by mutual friends. Both had been married before and Pete had children from a previous relationship. They fell in love fast and hard. Within the first few months, Kylie noticed behaviours that gave her caution, but in her own words, she was already in love. Pete…

Breaking

A few years ago I had what I now describe as my break down. After returning home from two years living abroad with my family, I struggled to immerse myself back into our ‘normal’ life. I’d gone from managing a team of thirty plus staff, feeling respected and ‘important’, to working from home by myself,…