The Ultimate Self Care Q&A!

Welcome to this super post all about self care! If you’ve ever thought about self care, struggled with self care, or don’t know what the hell self care is, this post is for you. If you’ve ever [...]

Dreamshitters, Standing Up For Yourself & Losing People Along The Way

There’s something people don’t tell you when you start to stand up for yourselves and following the beat of your drum. And that’s this: often you’ll lose someone along the [...]

Self Care Doesn’t Have To Be Glamorous

This week I want to debunk some myths and share with you something I’ve been struggling with lately. And that’s this notion that self care has to be beautiful. It has to be these set [...]

You Are Not Alone: On Self Care & Being An Entrepreneur

I used to think self care was hard. Impossible even. That was until I started working for myself, started my career as a freelancers/entrepreneur/small business owner/whatever the name of the day [...]

The Ultimate Napping Playlist

I absolutely bloody love napping. I really think it’s one of life’s simplest luxuries. And I can say with pride (maybe too much pride), that I have NAILED the art of napping. All it [...]

What happens when you show up but you forget yourself?

You know when you have one of those days where you’re trying to put milk in the kitchen drawer and peanut butter in the fridge? Today is one of those days. This morning, I found myself [...]

A couragemaker’s guide to navigating the self help world

I’ve ranted a lot lately. About online gurus, about get rich quick schemes, and other bullshit that creates an alluring trap for couragemakers like you and me but ends up with us feeling worse in [...]

A Day in the Mind of a Self Care Warrior

It won’t come as a surprise to hear that I’ve spent a great proportion of life struggling with guilt, feeling selfish and going full pelt, with no thought to the effect on myself. A lot of us do. [...]

How I quit feeling guilty about relaxing

About five years ago, I read a quote that I haven’t been able to get out of my head since. I can’t remember who said it, it was possibly Marx but haven’t been able to find it [...]

5 things to remember when you’re exhausted

I’m gonna be honest with you – I am exhausted. Things have been pretty hard lately. I’ve moved house, started a new job and haven’t had much time for rest. Emotionally, [...]

Self care is hard

There’s this myth out there that self care is eeeaasy. It’s like this ridiculously simple thing that needs no attention. Simple as running a bath right? It’s not easy If this [...]

How I fell in love with commuting

For the better part of the last ten years, I have been getting coaches all over the country.  9 hour coach journeys to meet one of my closest friends, about a thousand 3 hour journeys to see Mr. [...]

Calling bullshit on the glorification of busy-ness

*Disclaimer: This is a satirical piece, not intended to offend but to challenge and call bullshit on both the unrealistic expectations women are expected to meet and the expectation that we must [...]

How spoon theory will change your life

When a lot of people think of the things they want in life, money and success might be up the top there. That might have even been what we had up there in the past. But when you’re in the [...]

Repeat after me: I am not superwoman

Maybe people have called you Superwoman. It feels good, right? We’re in control, we’re pleasing everyone, we’re doing all that we can, we may even become canonised (a step too far?). Right? Ummm. [...]

3 ways to say no and stop people taking you for granted

“It would be easier, and quicker if I just did it.” “It will cause an argument if I said no, and I hate conflict” Sound familiar? I thought so. So let’s take a couple of scenarios: 1. [...]

7 ways to manage your self-sacrificing guilt issues

If you’ve ever heard yourself saying, or thinking… ‘But I’d feel bad if I didn’t’ ‘I feel so guilty if I take time for myself’ ‘Looking after [...]

Why self care is a form of protest

Somewhere between the stone age and today, the world has turned bat-shit crazy. The other day, I read something and had a reaction I don’t often have. ‘Protest is a form of self care.’ I [...]

This one word could change everything

As passionate women who are committed to making an impact in the world, we tend to say yes a shitload more than we say no. Imagine: 1. A colleague asks you if you could do a bit of extra work as [...]

Pep talk – what do you keep meaning to do?

Last night I did something that I’ve been meaning to do since this time last year. It’s not profound, it’s not impressive, it’s something that’s really simple. And [...]

30 things you can do to relax in under 5 minutes

I haven’t got time to relax What’s spare time?  Slow down? Are you serious? I have so much to do. Everything will fall apart if I take my eyes off the ball. This sound familar? I’ve certainly [...]

Self care is not bullshit

Let’s make this short and sweet. Most of us want to live. Most of us want to achieve our dreams. We all have a limited amount of energy and time. If we hit the ground running and never stop [...]

7 things to do on a shitty day

We all have bad days. For some of us they’re one offs. For others, they show up pretty regularly. It’s not about banishing the bad days, because like good old Dolly tells us, ‘if you want the [...]

Is trying to relax stressing you out?

Picture the scene. It’s been a hard few weeks. You just want to relax. Everyone has seemed to want something from you, the bags under your eyes look bigger than your credit card bills, you [...]

Radical Honesty and the Shower Song Strategy

I’m a big fan of radical honesty and sincerity. I’m a fan of putting my truths out there for the world to see and not holding back. I don’t want to come across as some kind of douche expert that [...]

Fooling yourself into taking time out

I have grown up with a strong sense of selflessness and caring for others. As I’ve written about before, in the past, I’ve really struggled with doing my best, putting healthy boundaries [...]