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Lessons from my 6 foot Kangaroo: Strength & Going Inwards

  I hope this week’s blog/email is finding you well. Nothing fancy this week - but a strong visual to inspire and entertain you. A reminder that small encouragers are everywhere, even if things feel a bit shit.I wrote this one last week knowing that another...

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How to keep creating when you think it’s all been done before

An old chestnut that’s been coming up in mentoring this week is the blocking statement “it’s been done before”Of course it has. Your job (as I see it) is to say “yes, but not in my voice” and keep going.Do you think the staff at Vogue sit down before every winter and...

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You should test that – how Netflix got Offspring all wrong

You might be familiar with the concept of Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs) – all the well-worn but broken record thoughts, assumptions and beliefs that we have. If you are a health practitioner working with clients in counselling, coaching or a similar role you may...

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8 things I did with my 8 weeks off social media

This week I read that people spend an average of 2 hours and 20 minutes on social media per day. These are pre-covid stats, so it’s probably more than that.While I wasn’t actually spending 2 hours a day for my business on social media platforms, I was definitely...

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An experiment with my mental health, social media & business

So if you’re on social media you may have seen (or not – damn algorithms!)  that I’m currently on a break with social media. It’s coming up to 4 years since I started social media for my business and it’s occurred to me that I’ve never actually reviewed it. Does it...

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Rest and not Reinventing the Wheel – Even Disney does it

Confession time: I have a LONG history of choosing the more difficult option when the ‘easy’ option would probably get me the same (or better results): Being convinced to write a PhD thesis that was 600 pages instead of the typical 150 (in my defence one of my markers...

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A lesson in failing from Bower birds and Stephen Fry

I’m not much of a birder, but I do love watching birds of paradise with their glorious feathers and hilarious dance moves. So I watched Dancing with the birds on Netflix, narrated by Stephen Fry. Male black sickle bills can go a lifetime without ever seeing a female,...

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Ever walked into a room full of people and just gone “fark, I don’t belong here?” To be fair, I’d already walked in and paid for a ticket. 6 or more hours ago. I just hadn’t been kicked out yet. I was visiting a tourist attraction that may or not have the same name as...

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More Than a Healthy Baby Cover Reveal!

After a nervous wait for a covid-19 delayed package, from my publisher, the kind press, the first proof of my first book has arrived in my hands. More Than a Healthy Baby: finding Strength Growth After Birth Trauma is 362 grams and beautiful. Printed in Australia. The...

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Can You Fail at Hypnobirthing?

When I first met one of my gorgeous mum friends, we talked about our babies and our births. When she learned I was a Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner she had a look of wistfulness mixed with a flash of disappointment. She explained that she’d completed...

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The Impact of birth trauma on partners

Witnessing a traumatic event, like watching your partner experience a stressful or difficult birth can create a mixture of mind-body reactions. An all too common occurrence for people who witness a traumatic event is this sense of martyr syndrome: “I wasn’t the one...

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36 weeks pregnant? Time for a hot oxytocin date!

36 weeks pregnant? Time for a hot oxytocin date! Quite literally, dates (as in the fruit) have an oxytocin effect on the uterus. Some recent research using randomised control trials found that women who eat 6 dates a day from 36 weeks of pregnancy right...

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Four Things your Partner can do to support you in Labour

Four Things your Partner can do to support you in Labour Partners often feel like they don’t have a role in the birth space. Male partners in particular may have had limited positive associations with birth. Many dads in the 70s and 80s still were not...

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