Sunday, 12 November 2017

My Self Care Toolkit

I'm going to start this post big and boldly, I have and most likely will, suffer with depression and anxiety for as long as I live - sounds pretty intense right?

Well, believe me it has been at times but as I fought through my twenties and now, as I enter my forties,  I have spent a good chunk of time getting very friendly with my mental health. I've learnt how to tame it and nurture it, I've learnt what helps me to get through the dark days and what keeps me buoyant when I have that sinking feel. 

As I got more familiar and friendly with my turbulent emotions I realised that having certain things in place made the low points much easier to navigate and rise out. Those particular things make up my Self Care Tool Kit and this is what makes it possible for me to look after my mental health now and for the rest of my life.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Crystal Wisdom - Autumn Favourites

Do you think that crystals are all woo woo or new age crazy?

Or do you think they're enchanting, vibrating pieces of beauty?

Well, I'm definitely a crystal lover and as my collection has grown I've been sharing more of them on Instagram and many of my followers have expressed a desire to know more! Now I'm no expert on crystals, or healing and meditating with them, but I'm absolutely drawn to them. In the last two years, since I've started to gather these little rocks of wonder, I have been learning how to use them as part of my self care practice and I'm also about to start a course in crystal healing too.

So today I just wanted to share with you the 4 crystals I'm using this season to keep my vibrations lifted and to feel comforted, after all autumn is the season for feeling cosy, relax and at home with yourself. It's also the time when the year is drawing to a close, goals and aspirations for the last 12 months may be still lingering and it often feels like there's a last minute push to get things done.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Pearl of Wisdom Number 16 - Making Fresh Starts

Happy New Year!!

Oh wait, hold on - it's September right?

Ok, I'm not off my head and confused, I know it's September, god DO I KNOW it's September!!

This month is always a crazy one for my little family with birthdays and back to school and various other things unfolding. I often hear other people say though that September feels like new years to them, it feels like a new beginning or a fresh start, something about the summer ending and everyone getting back to a routine, especially if school and education appears somewhere in your life. Even the weather signals a change to us with the cold, wet days and darker evenings drawing in and the the need to go out and invest in a new seasonal wardrobe!

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Her Wisdom - Rebecca Jacobs

This month I'm excited to welcome Rebecca Jacobs to the Her Wisdom tribe. Rebecca works with women committed to a thriving life to help them stop settling in their style. Through one-on-one styling and online group programs, she helps her clients to uncover their signature style that is both aligned with who they are and simplified so they are spending less time, money, and brain power on it. All so they get to feel good about how they look and get back to their bigger business and life goals with confidence. 

Monday, 21 August 2017

Pearl of Wisdom Number 15 - My Favourite Self Care Tips For Traveling

Do you find that your self care rituals self destruct when you travel?

Whether it's a trip to the beach or a trip around the world, travel can often lead to you dropping the ball on your self care routine and that my friend can have some sour consequences.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Her Wisdom - Suzy Reading

I hope you will join me in welcoming Suzy Reading to my HER WISDOM series today, by chance I started to follow Suzy on Instagram a few months ago after reading some of her wise words in Psychologies Magazine and since then her attitude and philosophy to life has really stayed with me. Suzy's words and ideas on self care continue to resinate with me, she's a mum of two just like me but she cherishes time out for herself just like me too! We also discovered lately that we're both about to turn the big 4-0 with in a week of each other, another journey no doubt we will share together! Hope you enjoy getting to know Suzy better and find some wisdom yourself in her words today...

Monday, 5 June 2017

Pearl of Wisdom Number 14 - Why Failure is good for you

Remember the last time you failed at something? 

How did it make you feel?

Well, I'm here to tell you that actually, not only was that good for you, but there is so much good information in your failure that will lead you on to bigger and better things if you look a little more closer at what happened, change your perspective and let yourself learn from it.