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7 Self-care journal prompts for the life you deserve

7 Self-care journal prompts for the life you deserve

I was speaking to a new friend who has been on the front lines of Covid19 yesterday about this lockdown. How, while it’s complete shit, and no one would wish this on any nation, it has had it’s silver linings. We’ve been forced to assess …

Guest Post: Caring for yourself, an essential part of caring for others

Guest Post: Caring for yourself, an essential part of caring for others

I’m Jacqui O’Connor. I’ve been a Registered Nurse for 25 years, working with women and families and in psychosocial nurse management. Through lived experience, I’ve discovered the benefits of working with mindfulness and healing modalities and find joy in sharing the tools I’ve mastered with …

7 steps to self care

7 steps to self care

No bullshit, warm baths or cups of tea here! Just some simple and sage steps on how to get your mind and body back into equilibrium when you’re feeling a bit meh… although I must say that this list seems to be my main staple …

How I learned patience amidst a pandemic

How I learned patience amidst a pandemic

I’ve been somewhat surprised at my reaction… or maybe lack of… to this lockdown… I’ve been calm and reasoned, present, connected and hopeful. My anxiety has been low, very low and I am sleeping well. The family is all getting on well and we seem …

Youvetsi Lamb & Orzo Stew

Youvetsi Lamb & Orzo Stew

My gorgeous and talented friend Kristie Macaulay is a pro foodie… she’s owned and managed many, many great food establishments right here in NZ.   Her Youvetsi Lamb & Orzo Stew caught my eye! She got the recipe from her friends mum who spends her …

Leadership and vulnerability during Covid19

Leadership and vulnerability during Covid19

I’ve always tried to lead with my heart. Opt for relationships first, above all else. After all, we are all human right? And if nothing else we are all doing our best to make our way in this world. For the most part, this has …

Baked turmeric, tomato & chicken risotto

Baked turmeric, tomato & chicken risotto

So, this lockdown has us taking our time. Cooking, spending time doing the small and methodical tasks that I have taken for granted for far, far too long. I’m walking my talk and taking each moment as it comes. Enjoying the normal, enjoying the feeling …

Vegan potato gratin

Vegan potato gratin

My son is dairy allergic, so apart from me being DF due to health issues, we don’t cook with dairy at home for him as well. My husband is working from home right now with New Zealand in lockdown. He’s been a busy boy! Not …

Dairy free, gluten free banana bread

Dairy free, gluten free banana bread

Been baking a lot more during the lockdown. Its calming and soothing and takes time. I’m enjoying the peace and brainspace of slowing down. This wee gem is a fave – gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free. You can either add choc chips …

Vegan (protein powder) blueberry pancakes

Vegan (protein powder) blueberry pancakes

The fabulous Sandy Rasmussen popped this delectable vegan pancake recipe into my inbox and I had to share… perfect for a Sunday brunch to share with the fam! 💛 These Protein Pancakes have none of the high GI foods in them and they’re delicious.  Sandy …