mental health, Simplicity, Thoughts

Four steps towards contentment 

Consumer culture tells us that we always need more. What we have is not enough. Who we are is not enough. I spent a long time thinking that I could only start to really live my life and embrace it, once I improved myself to the point where I was 'acceptable'. I was unhappy and… Continue reading Four steps towards contentment 

40 before 40, mental health, Thoughts

Head stands and bridges

It is easy to take our body for granted and focus on what we would love to change about it, but more fun to embrace it and focus on what you wouldn't change for the world! I had a difficult relationship with my body for a long time. For years and I literally mean years,… Continue reading Head stands and bridges

mental health, Thoughts

Sharing stories 

Anyone observing my outside life day-to-day might assume that I do a great job pulling together the different strands in the fabric of my life. I am balancing work, study, family life, volunteering and running a home and most of the time I do it with a smile and lots of enthusiasm. My inside life,… Continue reading Sharing stories 

Life in New Zealand, mental health

Why I am making May 2017 simply marvellous..

May 2016 was a low point for me because it was when I finally admitted that I was struggling to the extent that I needed to go back on medication. I sat on the floor of the bathroom and cried angry, scared tears because I didn't know how I was going to get through the… Continue reading Why I am making May 2017 simply marvellous..

Life in New Zealand, mental health, Reflecting

Stuck in traffic 

Lately I have spent a lot of time in traffic. My commute into the city is easily taking an hour most mornings and I spend a lot of time not moving at all. My natural tendency is to get stressed out when I am stuck like this as I worry about being late for work,… Continue reading Stuck in traffic 

mental health, Reflecting

Why I don’t find anti-Trump memes very funny…

When I was 15 I had to write an autobiography for an English assignment. I started it off by describing my appearance in a way that only someone with serious body confidence issues would. I described my greasy skin, very wobbly bits, big nose and lank hair so vividly and with such rawness that I recall… Continue reading Why I don’t find anti-Trump memes very funny…

mental health, Recipes, The Fun Project

Give your brain a boost

In my quest to have more fun and to get creative, I have been trying out some new ideas in the kitchen. I am also trying this year to replace my dependency on sugary snacks with more nutritious options and so lately I have been making a lot of these little balls of sweetness and goodness.… Continue reading Give your brain a boost