Post Natal Depression: Five ways to ease the strain

On average, one in five people will experience depression at some point in their lives.  Admitting depression and seeking help for it is becoming more socially accepted.  However, post-natal depression (PND) does not share the same openness – especially since mothers are expected to be elated at the birth of their beautiful baby. Having a baby is an exciting time. But for some women, it … Continue reading Post Natal Depression: Five ways to ease the strain

The Monsoon is here!

The monsoon is here!  I love this time of year and always look forward to it.  There’s something about the weeks of non-stop rain and the dark brooding skies that make me feel uplifted after months of oppressive heat and disappointment when a storm rolls past each afternoon, failing to drop its heavy load. The wait is excessively long; a drawn out process of hopefulness … Continue reading The Monsoon is here!

Got your head in the sand about Grounding?

Chances are you have heard someone talking about ‘grounding’ or ‘earthing’ at one point or another lately. But what does grounding actually mean? Is it hippy-ville quackery or is there more to it? No matter what you think it is, it’s something that is certainly gaining momentum in the health and wellness scene reportedly offering many health benefits including reduced inflammation and pain, better circulation, … Continue reading Got your head in the sand about Grounding?

5 Ways to develop an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’!

There are lots of ways you can improve your health and wellbeing with treatments and medicines; but what if there was something not available at the pharmacy, something specific to you, something precious and completely free?  Would you be interested? What if this something had no negative side effects and helped you improve your health from the inside out?  What if it helped you to … Continue reading 5 Ways to develop an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’!

How one awesome day became an exceptional one!

What made a normal awesome day exceptional?  Several things actually; all things that I can do right here in my remote backyard; things that celebrate family, community, gratitude and the joyfulness that comes with connecting with your surroundings. My day started very early with my husband getting up at 4am to do volunteer work at the local squash club’s renovations – I admit I didn’t … Continue reading How one awesome day became an exceptional one!

Tropical inspiration!

I’m inspired by my local landscape.  A beautiful friend of mine uses the phrase ‘addicted to Gove’.  I’m addicted to my home too and I’m so inspired by our local coastal landscape . . . With my children asleep this afternoon and my husband safely captured by the television I headed off for some quite Christmas shopping.  Unfortunately, I’d left it too late and my only … Continue reading Tropical inspiration!

Motherhood – Is it all worth it?

I have five beautiful friends who are pregnant. Each friend is at various weeks along; one at the very beginning, three in the middle and one is at the I’m-ready-to-drop-at-any-minute-cos-my-vagina-is-hanging-on-the-ground stage. The one at the beginning and the one at the end are expecting their first baby. The three in the middle are expecting their second (one of them is expecting twins!). I find myself … Continue reading Motherhood – Is it all worth it?