Mindset

Mindset is at the heart of everything we do. It impacts the way we see ourselves and others, the way we connect with our children and loved ones, the way we look after ourselves and the way we respond to challenges and changes. Our mindset directly impacts our happiness, resilience and what happens in our lives. Here you’ll find practical information, tips and stories from my own experience that will help you develop a helpful mindset for a happier, more confident life.

You can learn to love your body as it is

You can learn to love your body as it is

Do you love your body? Like REALLY love it?  Becoming a mum is one of the most amazing journeys of life, but that doesn’t mean it’s not without its ups and downs.  The changes in your body image and how you see yourself can be some of the toughest to deal with and...

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Why you need to speak kindly to yourself (and how to do it!)

Why you need to speak kindly to yourself (and how to do it!)

Imagine that your partner said to you: “You look awful today. I can see your stomach bulging over your pants and you haven’t even bothered to put any makeup on. You’ve really let yourself go.”   Imagine that your best friend said to you: “Wow your house looks...

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How to ease stress in motherhood with EFT (tapping)

How to ease stress in motherhood with EFT (tapping)

I'm always interested in learning about how to ease stress and any other negative emotions such as overwhelm, fear, anxiety or worry. There's nothing wrong with having these emotions. They're completely normal and human, and we all experience them. But it is helpful...

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What about all the things you did right?

What about all the things you did right?

At the end of a long day, what plays on your mind? Is it something like any of these? The way you yelled at your son? That you were late to child care or school pick up because of your paid job? How you didn’t really listen when your daughter was telling you (for the...

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Why you need to take a pause

Why you need to take a pause

How fast are you running each day, lovely mum? Of course, I don’t mean actually physically running, but rather, rushing. Life can be so fast paced. I've learned to follow my son’s pace during the day where possible. I avoid over scheduling and give him some choice and...

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Why you should listen to your intuition (and how to hear it)

Why you should listen to your intuition (and how to hear it)

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How to set healthy boundaries to protect your wellbeing

How to set healthy boundaries to protect your wellbeing

Let’s start with a bit of reflection. How many of these things do you do? Change your opinions or decisions to match other people’s, even if they don’t align with your values? Feel like you’re at the mercy of everyone else’s needs and priorities, with nothing left for...

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Why we need to be aware of the stories we tell ourselves

Why we need to be aware of the stories we tell ourselves

For a long time, I considered myself to be a logic driven person. A thinker who valued practical, realistic and considered decision making over gut feelings (not that those things can’t exist together). I told myself that I wasn’t at all intuitive, and in fact, that I...

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Why you don’t have to love every moment of motherhood

Why you don’t have to love every moment of motherhood

Enjoy every moment  It’s the sort of thing that well-meaning people say when you’re preparing for the birth of your baby. They also say it when you’re talking wistfully about how fast your children are growing up. Or when you’re sharing something about mum life that...

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What to do when you feel judged

What to do when you feel judged

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How and why anxiety can affect you in motherhood

How and why anxiety can affect you in motherhood

“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed” – Linda Wooten   I think from the moment of conception the worries begin as a mum and I am often reminded that these worries never ease as our kids...

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8 Reasons you’re stuck in the busyness trap

8 Reasons you’re stuck in the busyness trap

Have you ever wanted to do less but can't seem to make it happen?  Do you feel stuck in a cycle of never-ending commitments and obligations? Are you wishing that someone would show you how to prioritise it all and what to stop, so you can put an end to the madness?...

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Emotional triggers: How to choose a more helpful response

Emotional triggers: How to choose a more helpful response

My 3 year old son has always been a pretty good sleeper. Sure, he’s woken up through the night but I consider that normal. He did also go through a period where he woke every hour and that was the beginning of co-sleeping for us. Much better. Anyway, I was pretty sure...

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Why you are not “just” a mum

Why you are not “just” a mum

I’ve heard way too many mums, say “I’m just a mum”. It hurts my heart to hear it. Using the word "just" seems to imply that being a mum isn't really that important or noteworthy. Why do we add the word "just" in there? Is it because we: Don't believe that being a mum...

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How to find balance in life as a busy mum

How to find balance in life as a busy mum

Are you constantly trying to achieve the right balance in your life?  Do you feel like you’re neglecting certain areas of your life? Or do you feel like some parts of your life are pulling you and demanding a disproportionate amount of your time and energy? Before I...

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How to create helpful daily habits for the life you want

How to create helpful daily habits for the life you want

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How to stop thinking like an imposter when you feel like one

How to stop thinking like an imposter when you feel like one

Do you ever feel like some day, someone is going to find out that you’re a great big fraud!? That someone is going to realise that you: Aren’t as good a mum as you seem to be Aren’t coping as well as you “should” be Have no idea what you’re doing in raising your...

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How to overcome the excuses and make exercise manageable

How to overcome the excuses and make exercise manageable

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Paid work or stay at home? Mums don’t need to be judged

Paid work or stay at home? Mums don’t need to be judged

I always knew there was an ongoing debate and judgement about whether mums should stay at home or return to paid work. More recently, I've realised just how divisive, hurtful and personal this debate has become for some mums. Fortunately, any judgement of this kind...

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How to accept compliments with grace

How to accept compliments with grace

I love to give compliments. I really believe that if you see something positive in someone, then you should tell them. Why? Because: They may not see it themselves It might brighten their day (or week!) They may need the encouragement It tells them that I appreciate...

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How to get yourself to take action and make this year amazing

How to get yourself to take action and make this year amazing

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39 powerful things I’ve learned in life

39 powerful things I’ve learned in life

This week I'm celebrating my 39th birthday. I’ve always loved getting older. For a long time, I’ve rounded up my age in the last 6 months before my birthday. Is that a bit strange? I think the reason I’m so excited about getting older is that I associate it with...

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How to replace stress with joy this Christmas (Part 1)

How to replace stress with joy this Christmas (Part 1)

Does your ideal Christmas look like something out of a Netflix Christmas special? I’m the first to admit that I get totally caught up in whole experience of Christmas. I love buying and wrapping presents, baking, making craft, decorating, getting together with friends...

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25 ways to save time and save your sanity

25 ways to save time and save your sanity

For as long as I can remember, when I asked my Dad how his day was, he would respond in a weary tone, “busy”. It became a bit of a running joke in our house. As an adult, I've realised that I’ve subconsciously taken on this same mindset. I always feel like I’m in a...

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How we can be happy no matter what

How we can be happy no matter what

It is scientifically proven that happiness is a choice, but what does that mean? And in our current society, why are so many people unhappy? Did you know experts are saying that the leading causes of death in 2020 will be depression, anxiety and mental illness? We are...

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How to quieten your inner critic

How to quieten your inner critic

Do you ever speak to yourself in a way that you would never speak to someone else? Harsher? Meaner? More irrational? We all have a voice in our head that reminds us of the things we aren’t. That’s your inner critic. Your inner critic might tell you that you’re not:...

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