Author: Louise

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 … …

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 …

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 …

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 …

At the heart of sustainability lies a change in mindset

At the heart of sustainability lies a change in mindset

No single one of us can save the world in one fell swoop, nor can we fight the good fight alone. But, we can make choices in our daily lives in order to both move the planet, humanity and ourselves towards a new utopia. I …

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 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 …