Creating healthy habits

The new year is a time when we all begin to think about what we’d like to change and improve in our lives. It’s a great time to reflect on what has been and become hopeful about what can become, in our future. So much of our new year’s resolutions are taken up with creating…

Just three things to focus on!

Dylans crying seemed to peek a few weeks ago and it made things challenging for poor Laura when I need to look after him all the time. She ended up having a really rough week too, which added to my challenge. I try to make things simple, I decided that the three things I need to…

Life lessons from Surfing

Each time I go out for a surf I feel like the universe has a lesson for me. Today I thought I’d share them with you. So here are the top things I’ve noticed Surfing has to teach me. 1. Patience is indeed a virtue, learning to enjoy the wait is critical to a great…

Self esteem for Girls

Having high self esteem means that you feel good about yourself and like yourself just the way you are, regardless of the way you look, or talk or walk. Everyone needs positive self esteem, but for young girls it’s the foundation of their lives, and of their future families lives as well. Interestingly studies have…

Losing weight with your mind

If you’ve been struggling with your weight for some time, then this is the course for you. Statistics suggest that only around 2-4% of diets actually work. Staggering isn’t it! Yet people keep going back and trying new fads, shakes or gadgets to try loose weight. The diet industry is now worth around $100 billion!…

A respectable trade… or not!

I recently read a book titled ‘A respectable trade’ by Phillipa Gregory. When I picked it up I had no idea that the respectable ade they spoke of was the slave trade. The book was set around 1780 and is a story of an educated man trapped into slavery and his journey from Africa to England and…

My self pity

It’s been a challenging three months with Dylan, there’s been lots of screaming and crying and not a hell of a lot of sleeping. It’s easy to get stuck feeling sorry for myself and even easier to feel all alone and like I’m the only one doing it tough. (Which logically I know is stupid!)…

Music and Happiness

All of us at some stage have experienced how music can influence our moods. Travelling through foreign lands we often attach positive emotions to the local music and the places we visit. Think about the songs and sounds that give you that happy feeling and bring them back into your home life. When a favourite…