Setting an intention for 2018: when is enough, enough?

Setting an intention for 2018: when is enough, enough?

Don’t get me wrong. My visualisation game is strong. I practice every morning and I know where my life IS heading. And I will get there. But I made a decision that I could be happy, grateful, and present with the life that I have right now too. This is my intention for 2018. This blog shares five tips for how to balance vision for your future life with an appreciation of the abundance in your life right now. 

Four reasons why a staycation should be on your holiday list

Four reasons why a staycation should be on your holiday list

Finding time to 'holiday at home', otherwise known as a 'staycation' can have amazing benefits both personally, as a partnership and as a parent if you have little ones around. This post highlights my recent experience holidaying ten minutes away from where my kids were being babysat and the four big benefits of why you should add this to your holiday list!

An ode to those ragged, bloody heroes

An ode to those ragged, bloody heroes

When I was 15 I came second in an Australian national public speaking competition with an ode to Australia's ragged bloody heroes. It was a Legacy event, and I recently found my words and they remain as true today, on this Anzac Day of 2017, as they did in 1999 and of course during the battles fought so many years before. This blog shares the story of Edward 'Weary' Dunlop and is dedicated to all of those who have served and those who continue to serve our great country. I thank you and I honour you. 

A life of love and family

A life of love and family

Whether it is someone who has lived a long life, or someone who was robbed of years of experiences still to come - I don't think we can say goodbye to someone we know and love without something shifting inside us. Grief, hope, sadness, kindness, love, motivation, inspiration - there can be any combination of feelings, but we never remain the same. 

How do you 'pay it forward'?

How do you 'pay it forward'?

"No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted"

Generosity among strangers can be contagious - you spread a small amount of love to someone you don't know and your emotional and social wellbeing expands and energy grows, and what you give out comes back to you ten fold. Like cosmic karma. Paying it forward comes back in spades.

 

Not just tidying: how decluttering can clear energy in your life

Not just tidying: how decluttering can clear energy in your life

Decluttering: it's not JUST about clearing physical space. It's about generating space energetically in our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual dimensions so that we can be fully engaged.

This video talks about the benefits of decluttering - and not just having your house and space looking tidy!

Quiet parenting - why the world needs us to model down time to our children

Quiet parenting - why the world needs us to model down time to our children

I often found myself saying about my two year old - he's just so FRANTIC! He never slows down.

He'd race around constantly, and I'd say he was 'full of energy' and that it would be a 'blessing as an adult just harder to manage as a child' and similar phrases to help explain why I was exhausted and frazzled and he was always on the go. 

But after some amazing help from a family specialist, we felt confident to cut out a lot of the chit chat. Here are six reasons why introducing quiet parenting into your household and your family will help you and your kids.