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“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance!” Oscar Wilde

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It is said that one of the kindest things you can do for yourself is accept yourself just the way you are. It is also said that one of the bravest things you can do is stretch yourself and reach for your dreams. So which is it, self-acceptance or self-improvement? The truth is both. Psychologically speaking, if we are to improve ourselves and be happy and peaceful along the way, we have to learn to navigate the fine line between self-acceptance and self-improvement.

Everything we do (includin…

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Get Your Stress to Work for You, Not Against You!

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Stress is part of daily life, no getting around it.

However, what if you could use this guaranteed contribution to your day as a resource and set it to work for you?

Like most things in life, our perception plays a monumental role in the outcome… no different from our perception of stress. You see, the body experiences many of the same arousal cues from stress as it does from excitement or exhilaration. Both arousal states, for instance, produce an increase in heart rate and cortisol levels …

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Black and White or Colour Your World?

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Hey lovely ones…. there is so much room in our lives for good solid reliable dependable black and white zones. Clear boundaries, good assertiveness, internal rules to live by, these are all examples of great black and white zones. However, there are also areas in our lives that may be a little too black and white and might need a splash of colour, am I right? I am an inner child girl at heart and love the Zest that colour brings. … to be honest, I need to bring a little more black and white into…

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Learning to Rest by Finding Certainty

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In times of uncertainty it can be so easy to feel like you are adrift on an ocean not sure which way is North …not a great feeling. In fact, I often say to clients that psychologically, living in the “unknown” is one of the hardest places to live. We can usually face any stress that we can quantify because we know the cost, we know the resources that will be needed, we know the time frame that it will use etc etc. Not so with the unknown, we tend to have to free fall a bit which is highly unco…

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The Happy Mum’s Roadmap to Parenting

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Raising children can be stressful. Parenting is hard because it’s is not a one-size-fits-all job. You have to be continually learning, growing, and adapting as your kids grow and change. It can be difficult to juggle the responsibility of parenting with everything else you’re already doing – like work, sleep, socializing, cleaning the house, cooking meals, managing kids sport and more.


You also have to try to balance being a parent with being yourself. This means learning to be present and all …

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