The wonder of the nest

Recently I began my third trimester as a expectant second-time mumma and I’m a few weeks into being back home after a trip interstate. This is the first month of this pregnancy where I’ve really felt the urge to ‘nest’. A well-known phenomenon occurs for most expectant mums - we get to a certain point [...]

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Social media and I: it’s complicated and this is a cheesy title.

On our last family holiday I was happily perched on the couch one night with bubba sleeping soundly down the hallway and hubby beside me. I was doing what I always did - scrolling mindlessly through a social media feed on my phone - when I was suddenly confronted by a very disturbing post. I'm [...]

Behind the scenes: a psychology session

I wrote this post to answer the question "What's it like behind the closed door of a psychology session?" This is a trick question though! So, even though I have accurately answered it below, it has endless answers and all of them are right. For every person there's a unique version of the experience. There are limitless combinations of [...]

A few mindful moments

The breeze is heavenly today and the scorching sun is high above the umbrella I'm perched beneath. Just enough warmth is filtering through the canvas to gently wash over me. As the air moves, it softly shakes the shadow-casting plants and trees all around making pretty moving patterns across my arm and the little laminated [...]

An ode to a very special teacher

This post is about my year 6 teacher. It's now 20 years ago that I sat in her Macksville classroom each day. She was a bright soul in my life's journey and her presence has stayed with me through it all. On a summer afternoon I sit at my school desk and sing Otis Redding [...]

My journey so far living with Needle Phobia

Warning: this post deals with needle phobia and may trigger those who find it difficult to read about this topic. I've always been afraid of needles - well as far as I can remember. I don't know if something particular made me grow so fearful or I'm just wired that way. This extreme fear has [...]

The art of not being seen

What is it that turns off the green light in our minds? I'm often struck by just how fast I can flick from being 'go go go' to 'no no no'. I'm not talking about hitting the wall or running out of puff or other such turns of phrase. I'm talking about the weird disempowered [...]