How I Lost Weight And How I Stay Motivated To Workout.

  It’s been 3 years since I committed to taking my power back.  After years at a job where work/life balance was not part of the workplace culture, I was burnt out, tired, stressed and feeling very disconnected from my Self. Change is hard and I think it’s human to want to stay comfortable and…

A Wellness Day

    “Caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” It’s 6pm, Friday.  The sun was shining 30 minutes ago then the weather switched.  I only noticed a storm had come in because the wind chimes on the patio began ringing quite violently.  I love wind chimes, they’re…

How To Be A World Traveller When You Have Anxiety Disorder.

“When in doubt, book that ticket and go!”  (Photo by Jennifer Pedraza Richardson) Today I wanted to talk about something that took me a lot of time to overcome.  Anxiety Disorder is something I’ve lived with for over 30 years. I’ve learned tools to manage it  but most of the work came with finding the…

How The Law Of Attraction Has Worked In My Life.

“Everything is created twice. Once in the mind and then in reality” – Robin Sharma   Today I wanted to write about the Law of Attraction as it’s been something I’ve used consciously (and subconsciously as a child) for most of my life.  As defined by Wikipedia “the law of attraction is the belief that by focusing…

The Ritual of Bedtime

At night the energy  turns inward. The home is quiet, lights dimmed and the flannel duvet on the bed invites to restore and dream.  Before I turn the day off the ritual begins. The Ritual of Bedtime. These are some of habits I’ve adopted over the years.  They put me in a deep state of relaxation.  The…

Essential Oils Derived from Spring Flowers

A clear representation of the arrival of Spring is Nature bursting with colourful flowers.  Not only beautiful to the eye;  many have exceptional health (physical and mental) benefits.  I’ve compiled a list of Essential Oils made with the petals of fragrant flowers and their uses in Aromatherapy. I will share not only the medicinal properties here but psychological profiles as well. Blessed…

I’m not Antisocial. I’m an Introvert

I always struggled with being around a lot of people at once;  the chatter, the having to smile and be polite, repeating myself over again to each new person I meet,  and worst of all, the small talk.  Put me in a room with a group of people I don’t really know well and you…

Journalling for Mental Health

Of all of the techniques or practices I have learned throughout  my journey in healing Anxiety and Agoraphobia, one of the most meaningful and helpful for me has been journalling.   I’ve always loved to write and deeply enjoy a new book with blank pages ready to be filled with heartfelt thoughts, feelings, quotes and…

5 Simple New Years Resolutions

2015 was the first time in many years that I arrived at New Years Eve without any defined resolutions for the coming year.  I’m all for positive thinking and setting goals but for a resolution, something I will practice for an entire year (and develop lifelong habits in some cases) I wanted to keep them simple…