As an adult, life with ADHD can seem and feel bewildering or just plain hard. Nothing really goes as you thought it would in your head. You may suspect you have ADHD, or you may have recently been diagnosed. Or perhaps as a kid you were diagnosed, but you thought that you were going to be ok and ditched your meds and got on with life. Nevertheless, something has never been quite right. Your life just never seems to be as simple as other’s and you just figure out why. You may have even tussled with depression and anxiety from [...]
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I have a lovely friend named Sarah. She's smart and funny and our time together is filled to the brim with fascinating conversations and fun adventures. Sarah is a successful professional and respected in her industry. However, she gets bored quickly and has to button down to do the boring bits at work. She also struggles with her weight and even had a gastric bypass. It worked for a while but the weight came back. She knows she’s an emotional eater, what to eat and when yet never quite can get a handle on it. When it comes to wine, [...]
I'm going to make a prediction about one year from now. You'll be thinking about New Year's Eve and resolutions for 2022 and you'll be saying to yourself. I wish I'd... ... spent more time with my family and friends, more time living life and making memories... and less staring at a computer screen. ... taken up that opportunity for a new dance class, joined that walking group or created a garden. ... been more open to challenging my beliefs, to accepting new ways of living and living younger. ... spent more time traveling, exploring and having adventures. ... made [...]
Let’s just say I wasn't the jolliest Christmas elf you've ever met! Back when my three boys were little, December meant the fun of watching their faces light up Christmas morning but not before a wave of obligations, chaos, clutter, and exhaustion. It was also often the busiest month of the year for our business and my husband Peter would comehome exhausted. I would race around like a bedraggled, cocaine addled elf… to town shopping returning to wrap gifts and prepare dozens of homemade cakes and goodies (despite not being the best baker). Christmas Day, we'd attend an extended family [...]
I'd love to give you the gift of a beautiful visualization script I use which is perfect for washing away your worries. It's about tossing away the things that haunt you. Those heavy piece of baggage you’re tired of lugging around. These could be worries, anxieties, insecurities, a limiting belief or an old habit. Anything you’re ready to “wash away”. When we get rid of the old stuff, we make room for the new! I think we all have "something" (now more than ever) that we would like to release from our life. There is something about the sea, [...]
Have you thought about your skincare routine recently? Is it the same as it was twelve months ago? Six months ago? If so, it's time for a change. We can all become complacent with our skincare rituals. It's easy to not see what's happening and to continue on the same path without making any changes. Laziness is partly to blame as is lack of believe that anything actually works. We've been marketed to, sold faux miracle treatments and sometimes even damaged our skin in the pursuit of younger-looking skin. Thought this we've spent a fortune in the process. I'm the age [...]
I made a big mistake yesterday. I was distracted, busy and should have known better.It's not something I'm proud of, but it might help you if I tell you about it.It was one of those mistakes that you know the moment that you’ve made it and it wasn’t going to be good.Here's the story.If you know anything about me, you’ve noticed I'm curious one and love learning new things. A lot fascinates me and I read widely and (at least think) I have a good understanding of what my capabilities.Well yesterday while in the kitchen I got myself into a predicament [...]
"Going Grey" isn't for the faint-hearted. For several years I had asked my hairdresser if I could go grey. His answer was usually "no" citing he didn't feel I had enough grey for it to look good. However, I persisted. I was tired of coloring and felt that it was time. Two years ago, without telling a soul, I started the transition. I had devised a plan that I though would be make my transition nearly unnoticeable to others. So, I kept my secret until it was nearly over. For the most part, I've kept this process quiet. However, [...]
A couple of days ago I heard that a young mum had been diagnosed with "the" virus. How? She went shopping for food for her young family. You might say, "what's the problem? She's young." Well, she is immunocompromised. It's serious. I have a neighbour. He's a wonderful and very gentle and not very old human bean. Every morning he walks past my front fence to collect a coffee for both himself and his wife. It gives him a reason to be out and about. (until now) He looks fit and healthy and very handsome. He has Motor Neurone [...]
I don't have to tell you that we're going through an unusual time right now. And though everyone else is talking COVID-19 as I am not an expert in that area, you won't hear me saying much about it. However, as an allied health practitioner and coach, I believe in being practical and in using evidence-based strategies to better support us. And I can talk about these, as that is something I do know about. For everything else, I find an expert in that area to help me. I feel that doing anything else isn't helpful. I do believe in [...]