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43 daily habits, guaranteed to calm your mind and change your life

43 daily habits, guaranteed to calm your mind and change your life

I’m so over seeing lists of habits that say they are gonna change your life! … but this gal has done some hard yards in this life and I can tell you one thing… that these habits are worth reading! Even picking a small handful …

Top 35 gift ideas for teenagers – by teenagers!

Top 35 gift ideas for teenagers – by teenagers!

Geez, teenagers are hard to buy for. And expensive! We don’t do a huge Christmas here at our place. We spend time together and appreciate each others company. The best gift you can give your teens is your time and your understanding. But, it’s always …

15 Delectable Allergy Friendly – Gluten free, Vegan and Dairy free Christmas Cookies

15 Delectable Allergy Friendly – Gluten free, Vegan and Dairy free Christmas Cookies

We’ve got a family of varying dietary requirements, allergies and intolerances. Three kids who are dairy free, myself who is dairy free and gluten free… kids friends who are vegan and my husband who shouldn’t eat dairy, but does! … Dairy doesn’t sit well with …

How to consume less and create more in your life

How to consume less and create more in your life

When we were kids we used to save the wrapping paper off of our birthday and Christmas gifts. Back then I probably thought that was pretty naff! We didn’t have large chain stores and importing was mega expensive… so a lot of what we wanted …

Sometimes, I need a nap, how I discovered I was an introvert

Sometimes, I need a nap, how I discovered I was an introvert

Realising that there’s a name for how you’re feeling and there’s a label for being the you that you’ve fought your whole life against is somewhat refreshing. Yet, totally terrifying all at once. You see, I like people. And I love being social. And … …

How to audit your life and live with intention

How to audit your life and live with intention

So many things have changed for me as I’ve grown older. In my twenties everything seemed like it had to be done now! I spent a fair amount of time at Uni back then and was full steam into educating myself and becoming a better …

47 Summers

47 Summers

What would you do if you knew you had 47 Summers left on this planet? If you had to map out the time you had left. What would you add to the list of things you wanted to accomplish? What would be on your list …

Guest Post: Conquering Disease – My personal journey back to health

Guest Post: Conquering Disease – My personal journey back to health

I was just 21 when I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. A crippling bowel disease I had acquired through an intrinsically linked set of epidemiological circumstances that occurred throughout my life as a child. That, I would come to learn later. I remember how sick …

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 …