Tag: anxiety

Guest Post: How I found meaning and happiness through simple living

Guest Post: How I found meaning and happiness through simple living

I realised that things needed to change for my family when I watched my eldest son, who was just five at the time, ripping wrapping of his ridiculously large pile of Christmas presents.  As he finished tearing away the paper, he would take a quick …

Guest Post: Mindful running, how I turned running away into running strong

Guest Post: Mindful running, how I turned running away into running strong

Trigger warning: This content contains reference to sexual abuse and may be disturbing to some readers. There are times I feel somewhat invincible, like some kind of superhero. I know I don’t stand alone in this thought. We all have it in one way or …

Guest Post: What lupus taught me about burnout, friends and myself

Guest Post: What lupus taught me about burnout, friends and myself

I’m Kirstie, I’m 44 years old, I have been a wife for 17 years and I am a mother of two boys, aged 14 and 10. I’m pretty run of the mill. Average… you might say. I have a day job, I dress conservatively and …

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 …

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 …

Nutrition, autoimmune disease and perimenopause

Nutrition, autoimmune disease and perimenopause

My name is Sandy Rasmussen and 2020 marks my 50th year. I have 3 children aged between 9 and 14 and I am also a practising qualified Personal Trainer, and I have a passion for nutrition and I love to share what’s worked for me. …

How to tame your anxiety in uncertain times

How to tame your anxiety in uncertain times

Anxiety sucks. And right now, for many women she sucks bad. I’m not sure why, but over these past weeks, I’ve actually been super calm and centered… maybe it’s because I feel well prepared? Or maybe it’s because I’m continuing to do those things I …

How I’m returning to a simpler life

How I’m returning to a simpler life

While its a tough ask to find silver linings right now amidst such uncertainty and sadness, it’s important that we remember to regularly take ourselves out of our negative feelings. It’s OK to feel all the feels. It’s also OK to put them on pause …

Be kind, be gracious, be gentle

Be kind, be gracious, be gentle

It’s OK to sit in discomfort… for while… It’s OK  to feel your grief, sadness, fear. For a time. But don’t stay there too long. Move forward. Decide who you want to be in this time of turmoil and uncertainty.  Find yourself, your true self …