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Books for slow, mindful mothering

Firstly, if you’re visual and prefer to see the book covers I mention, or you want to listen while doing something else, you can find the corresponding posts on my podcast and YouTube channel. I’ve been feeling the call to share my books lately. Here’s a list of books that have helped me find peace, validation and a slow, […]

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Clinical Psychologist, Author, Business Mentor, Course Creator, Educator, Supervisor, Podcaster, Mum (to tiny humans, dogs & chicken divas). Slight Overachiever. 
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I’ll admit that I still don’t know how to find balance in running a business when it’s school holidays. I figure other people struggle with that too, so I wanted to add something to the conversation.  Something other than: “get up earlier!”, “work when your kids nap” or “just get someone to watch the baby”. None […]

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I’m writing this as my husband is attempting to get our kids ready for the park so I can catch a break. It’s possible to love being home with your kids during the holidays and yet feel and utterly overstimulated, and a bit like we’re back in lockdown. I read some statistic the other day […]

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As an author, psychologist and Mum I find that a lot of my meaningful, life changing reads come from other people’s reading lists. With that in mind, I thought I’d do a brief run down of the books I read this year. You’ll see in this list that I mostly read non-fiction. Mostly because I’m […]

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When Positive Psychology gets watered down it can sometimes come across as unachievable or even cruel

This week on the podcast I’m talking about toxic positivity and explaining a bit more about cruel optimism

I’ll be honest and say that one of the reasons I decided to leave Instagram (and all social media) wasn’t just the daily negative click-bait, but also the daily pom pom shakes from the positivity police.

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This is the week I call Big Bowe week. Two kids’ birthdays and my wedding anniversary rolled into one. Even though I’m done with babies, I absolutely still use some of the techniques I learned and taught in Hypnobirthing. I used one of them just the other day when I was having my eyebrows microbladed.  I thought […]

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This week I’m reflecting on busyness and its relationship with parental burnout. Or any other kind of burnout for that matter.  If you prefer to listen, I talk about this on the podcast this week.  Just like how we say “good” or “busy” when people ask as how we are, we know these aren’t emotions. They are […]

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First up If you prefer to listen or watch, I’ve chatted about this topic on the podcast and YouTube channel. It’s been over 18 months since I quit social media. I’ve been reflecting on where I think social media use fits within discussions about perinatal mental health.  There’s a phrase that’s used in trauma therapy sometimes – “don’t ask […]

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I’ve been trying to find some inspiration to feel creative again after what feels like bit of a slump. I ordered a book I heard about called Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. I actually managed to read it less than 24 hours after it arrived. That never happens, yet Parkinson’s Law (or the universe?) granted me the time. I’ve […]

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Note this is my opinion and my experience, and what I think will 100% contradict other advice you read or have received – that’s the point of this blog! We need to normalize the contradictions. I simply don’t think there’s one way or a proven formula that will work for everyone. Think about the health […]

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I specialise in birth trauma and perinatal mental health. I also write books, create courses & provide clinical supervision & business mentoring.

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As a psychologist + entrepreneur, I’m the ultimate business coach & mentor. I use a compassion-focussed approach to inspire all the “I wonder” questions. Like, “am I actually having any fun with my business and mothering?”, and “do I really need to hustle & push so hard?"

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