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Surviving Christmas With a Toxic Family Member

Surviving Christmas With a Toxic Family Member

It’s the most WONDERFUL time of the year, or is it? Tensions run high and blood is boiling… someone snaps and it’s on for young and old. Down go the crackers and Santa hats and up come the fists, or at least the verbal slanging match. Sound familiar? If you're living...

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The Search For The Elusive ‘Perfect Mother’…

The Search For The Elusive ‘Perfect Mother’…

I’ve been a Mother for nearly 10 years. I’ve also been a Women’s Health Counsellor for nearly 3 years. During this time I’ve either experienced (or worked with) it all. Good. Bad. Ugly. And everything ‘mothering’ in between.If there’s one thing I’ve learnt through my...

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10 Strategies For Managing Depression

10 Strategies For Managing Depression

Depression is one of the biggest mental health concerns currently facing Australians. It is estimated that one in seven Aussies will experience some form of it in their lifetime*.With that statistic in mind I thought I would share some coping and management strategies...

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Disney Dad… Coping Tips For Mum!

Disney Dad… Coping Tips For Mum!

Last week I published an article about what exactly Disney Dads are and, why they do what they do. So in light of that I thought it only too relevant to now share some strategies for dealing with them. If you’re a separated or divorced mum dealing with a Disney Dad...

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Disney Dads… What Are They?

Disney Dads… What Are They?

‘Disney Dads’ is a term not everybody would have heard of. But, if you’re a separated or divorced Mum, it’s likely that you know one or deal with one regularly.The legal definition of a ‘Disney Dad’ is “a noncustodial parent who indulges his or her child with gifts...

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5 Instant Ways To Feel Happier Today

5 Instant Ways To Feel Happier Today

No doubt about it, everyone wants to feel happier! Everyone wants to get off the stress express and EVERYONE wants better mental health. But how? What’s the quick fix you ask?Sorry, but true, long lasting happiness takes work. It takes commitment and it takes...

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7 Tips For Living With Motherhood Induced Anxiety

7 Tips For Living With Motherhood Induced Anxiety

When it comes to anxiety in women there is NOTHING quite like becoming a mother to bring it on or, to make it worse. Motherhood is tough!  This article focuses on 'mothers’ but essentially the content will help any female in a long term caring role. If you identify as...

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Manipulation Tactics Narcissists Use To Destabilise You

Manipulation Tactics Narcissists Use To Destabilise You

There’s no doubt about it… the term ‘Narcissist’ is thrown around freely these days. It feels like every second person has dated one, married one, worked with one or lived with one. Narcissists seem to be everywhere. Whilst people can be diagnosed with Narcissistic...

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10 Things I’ve Learnt As A Single Mum

10 Things I’ve Learnt As A Single Mum

Becoming a single mum has been one of the most defining moments of my life to date. I was 32 with two children under 5 when I left a toxic marriage. The day it happened was like rebirth. It was as if my life was mine to start all over again… It’s been a 5 year journey...

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6 Tips For Living Well With Chronic Health Conditions

6 Tips For Living Well With Chronic Health Conditions

If you are living with a chronic health condition, this one’s for you. It’s tough, I see you and I hear you. Your challenges are real and your feelings matter. It's likely reassuring to know you are not alone because… …in 2018, a national health survey indicated that...

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