2019: A year to concentrate on the bigger picture

New Year is a time for reflection for me. Instead of partying on New Year’s eve like so many million other people, I prefer to spend the time in quiet reflection of the year just past, in the context of my life as a whole, and put a bit of thought into planning the year...

Getting my Tubes Tied

Over the last few years I’ve noticed a slow trickle of media coverage of women who choose not to have children. It seems the tide of public opinion is finally beginning to turn, and women who choose to be childless are no longer universally viewed as failures, incomplete, or child-hating monsters. We’re getting to hear...

Rock Your body Image: self-love, self-care, and positive self-image

Today’s body-shaming culture has us comparing ourselves with impossible ideals, giving us a whole swag of new sticks to beat ourselves with, and we stop showing up for life. We don’t wear what we want, we don’t go those dance or fitness classes we want to go to, we do whatever we can to avoid...

Lean On Me: Supporting your loved one through a crisis

Supporting a loved one through a crisis is one of the most difficult things you’ll ever have to do, and so often we tough it out alone. We do our best with the skills and knowledge we have, but often we’re fumbling in the dark, unsure of whether we’re on the right track, afraid of...

New Year : New Pathway – Start living the life you deserve in 2018!

Life is too short to not live it how you want, and your dreams deserve their chance to shine. I’m here to hold you accountable to making your own dreams come true! If there is a gap between where you are now and where you want to be, then personal development coaching can help you...

Book finished mid-chapter

It hit me like a steel toe-capped kick to the chest. And I choked on the shock. I couldn’t breathe. I thought that only happened in movies, but in real life there are things that hit you so hard that your body can’t catch up with your mind, and words just don’t come. And then...

365 Reasons Why Not

If you haven’t heard about 13 Reasons Why, you’ve probably been living under a rock. The popular Netflix series has opened the public conversation around suicide, drawing attention to the gritty subject of risk factors, including bullying, sexuality issues, and rape. But you can’t open Pandora’s Box without consequences. While bringing such a taboo topic...

Final Frontier, or No-Go Zone?

Increasing women’s participation in male-dominated industries starts with improving conditions for men. This is the unexpected conclusion of research into why Australia’s building sites remain virtual no-go zones for women despite increasing gender balance across the workforce. While women now make up 46% of the workforce, Australia’s third largest industry has seen a backslide in...

Detached from our True Nature: Nature Deficit Disorder

It’s taken a long time – many thousands of years, in fact – but we’ve gone from being a land-based species living in harmony with the landbase we knew like the back of our hand to being predominantly concrete jungle-dwellers, closed off from the habitat that we evolved in harmony with. Spending time in nature...