What a day!

Trouble maker Noun: a person who habitually causes difficulty or problems, especially by inciting others to defy those in authority. I started my day with a message saying “you are my queen and I worship the ground you walk on” for getting stuck into a project. I spent the middle of the day feeling like I was in the middle of a nightmare that would continue my legacy of being a troublemaker, shit-stirrer, difficult woman. Choose the name you’d like to give it, you get the poi

Food for thought: stress

We generally perceive stress to be a bad thing, it is a sign we can’t cope with the stimulus around us, it’s negative and overwhelming. But is that true? In reality, it should be considered a state of arousal or stimulation. If we are bored then this will be low, if it is too low and we have no stimulus this can lead to depression (like, too much can lead to anxiety and depression). If we are angry, nervous, afraid or excited the level of stimulation or stress will be higher.

Food for thought: stress

We generally perceive stress to be a bad thing, it is a sign we can’t cope with the stimulus around us, it’s negative and overwhelming. But is that true? In reality, it should be considered a state of arousal or stimulation. If we are bored then this will be low, if it is too low and we have no stimulus this can lead to depression (like, too much can lead to anxiety and depression). If we are angry, nervous, afraid or excited the level of stimulation or stress will be higher.

Food for thought: stress

We generally perceive stress to be a bad thing, it is a sign we can’t cope with the stimulus around us, it’s negative and overwhelming. But is that true? In reality, it should be considered a state of arousal or stimulation. If we are bored then this will be low, if it is too low and we have no stimulus this can lead to depression (like, too much can lead to anxiety and depression). If we are angry, nervous, afraid or excited the level of stimulation or stress will be higher.

Taking positivity into 2020

Generally the end of the year marks a period of reflection. What did I set out to do this year? Have I done it? Have I done more, less, as I expected? Who did I meet? Who have I not spoken to for a while? What will next year bring? If I could do it again, would I do it differently? Am I proud of what I have achieved? For me, this process typically starts in early November, then I have a long weekend away in the middle and I come back ready to make some changes. My mum and Kat

Taking positivity into 2020

Generally the end of the year marks a period of reflection. What did I set out to do this year? Have I done it? Have I done more, less, as I expected? Who did I meet? Who have I not spoken to for a while? What will next year bring? If I could do it again, would I do it differently? Am I proud of what I have achieved? For me, this process typically starts in early November, then I have a long weekend away in the middle and I come back ready to make some changes. My mum and Kat

Taking positivity into 2020

Generally the end of the year marks a period of reflection. What did I set out to do this year? Have I done it? Have I done more, less, as I expected? Who did I meet? Who have I not spoken to for a while? What will next year bring? If I could do it again, would I do it differently? Am I proud of what I have achieved? For me, this process typically starts in early November, then I have a long weekend away in the middle and I come back ready to make some changes. My mum and Kat

Taking positivity into 2020

Generally the end of the year marks a period of reflection. What did I set out to do this year? Have I done it? Have I done more, less, as I expected? Who did I meet? Who have I not spoken to for a while? What will next year bring? If I could do it again, would I do it differently? Am I proud of what I have achieved? For me, this process typically starts in early November, then I have a long weekend away in the middle and I come back ready to make some changes. My mum and Kat

Worth taking a leap

Every now and again you realise how far you have come, how many moments of progress you have over the weeks, months and years that seem insignificant but when you look back they all add up to be something quite remarkable. Tonight I went for dinner with a friend, someone I haven’t known for very long but have many similarities in the way we think and act and our interests. I guess this is part of being an adult, that it’s no longer about the length of the friendship that vali

Worth taking a leap

Every now and again you realise how far you have come, how many moments of progress you have over the weeks, months and years that seem insignificant but when you look back they all add up to be something quite remarkable. Tonight I went for dinner with a friend, someone I haven’t known for very long but have many similarities in the way we think and act and our interests. I guess this is part of being an adult, that it’s no longer about the length of the friendship that vali

Worth taking a leap

Every now and again you realise how far you have come, how many moments of progress you have over the weeks, months and years that seem insignificant but when you look back they all add up to be something quite remarkable. Tonight I went for dinner with a friend, someone I haven’t known for very long but have many similarities in the way we think and act and our interests. I guess this is part of being an adult, that it’s no longer about the length of the friendship that vali

Worth taking a leap

Every now and again you realise how far you have come, how many moments of progress you have over the weeks, months and years that seem insignificant but when you look back they all add up to be something quite remarkable. Tonight I went for dinner with a friend, someone I haven’t known for very long but have many similarities in the way we think and act and our interests. I guess this is part of being an adult, that it’s no longer about the length of the friendship that vali

Anxiety and travel

I found myself in the awkward position last night of just not knowing what to do with myself. I didn’t want to go to sleep super early in case I didn’t sleep through. I didn’t really feel like eating. I didn’t know if it was sensible to use energy on exercise. Then suddenly I’d had two half hour naps and was getting ready for a swim. I am aware I have an exercise addiction, I don’t really have a leg to stand on to deny that. But it’s better than a drug addiction, right? This

Anxiety and travel

I found myself in the awkward position last night of just not knowing what to do with myself. I didn’t want to go to sleep super early in case I didn’t sleep through. I didn’t really feel like eating. I didn’t know if it was sensible to use energy on exercise. Then suddenly I’d had two half hour naps and was getting ready for a swim. I am aware I have an exercise addiction, I don’t really have a leg to stand on to deny that. But it’s better than a drug addiction, right? This

Anxiety and travel

I found myself in the awkward position last night of just not knowing what to do with myself. I didn’t want to go to sleep super early in case I didn’t sleep through. I didn’t really feel like eating. I didn’t know if it was sensible to use energy on exercise. Then suddenly I’d had two half hour naps and was getting ready for a swim. I am aware I have an exercise addiction, I don’t really have a leg to stand on to deny that. But it’s better than a drug addiction, right? This

Anxiety and travel

I found myself in the awkward position last night of just not knowing what to do with myself. I didn’t want to go to sleep super early in case I didn’t sleep through. I didn’t really feel like eating. I didn’t know if it was sensible to use energy on exercise. Then suddenly I’d had two half hour naps and was getting ready for a swim. I am aware I have an exercise addiction, I don’t really have a leg to stand on to deny that. But it’s better than a drug addiction, right? This