Pregnancy Update – The Third Trimester

Pregnancy Update – The Third Trimester

As I sit here typing today I’m 37 weeks pregnant. My belly and my heart are full, and I’m beyond excited for the what lies ahead.

Much like the first trimester, this third trimester has been completely different to how I imagined it would be. My back hasn’t been sore, my ankles and legs haven’t been affected by swelling, and I’m still sleeping pretty well (although I do need to get up at least once a night to go to the bathroom). So many people complain about the aches and pains of the third trimester, particularly the later weeks, but I’m still feeling really good.
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Self-Care Snippets – A Sneak Peek Into My Daily Practice

Self-Care Snippets – A Sneak Peek Into My Daily Practice

Self-care is a huge part of my life and it’s something I practice daily. It’s also something that I think everyone needs to practice daily.

I know that for some people, the idea of practicing something daily feels really overwhelming or completely unachievable.

But your self-care practice doesn’t need to feel this way. Self-care doesn’t need to take you hours. It doesn’t need to cost you lots of money. It doesn’t need you to practice the exact same thing, every single day.

Self-care is simply about doing something that makes you feel good. It  could be as small as drinking tea out of your favourite mug. It could be as quick as taking a few deep breaths. It could be as easy lighting a candle that burns while you’re in the shower.  Continue Reading.

When Life Gets Tough, What Do You Need To Do?

When Life Gets Tough, What Do You Need To Do?

Recently I’ve been going through a tricky family situation. The details of which don’t need to be shared on the Internet. But it’s something I still wanted to write about, I just wasn’t sure how.

I’m a believer that we can create our own reality. That we can use our thoughts to change the way we experience things – both good and bad. But in saying that, we can’t control everything that happens in our lives.

We’ll find ourselves in situations we never imagined we’d be in. We’ll find ourselves dealing with things that we never thought we would have to deal with.

That’s life. It’s not always rainbows and sunshine. As much as we wish it could be.

So what do we do in those less than stellar or downright horrible moments?  Continue Reading.

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Ask About Meditation

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Ask About Meditation

Have you tried meditating but felt like you were doing it wrong?
Have you tried to create a meditation habit but forget about sitting down and getting still after a couple of days?
Do you want to start meditating but have no idea how to begin?
Do you find meditation boring, uncomfortable or just a little weird?

You’re not alone. 

But I also want you to know that meditation doesn’t have to feel forced, uncomfortable or like something you “should” be doing.

Meditation doesn’t need to feel hard or out of reach.  Continue Reading.

No, You’re Not Too Busy To Prioritise Your Health

No, You’re Not Too Busy To Prioritise Your Health

One of the most commonly used excuses for not living a healthy lifestyle, is being too busy.

Hands up if you’ve ever said you were too busy to make a healthy meal? If you’ve ever said you didn’t have enough time to exercise? If you were too busy to pause and look after yourself? 

Any one still have their hands down?

I certainly don’t. 

These days we all seem to be constantly busy. The calendars on our phones are full, we rush from one thing to a next, and we’ve got so much going on

But if we take a look at the things we’re filling our lives with, not all of it is necessary. 

We might spend hours a day looking at our phones. We often watch hours of television a week, if not a day. Many of us don’t give ourselves a proper lunch break, even though we’re always more productive once we’ve stepped away from the computer. 

So, if you find yourself claiming that you’re too busy to prioritise your health, stop right there.  Continue Reading.

Shifting Thoughts & Choosing to Go With The Flow

Shifting Thoughts & Choosing to Go With The Flow

In the online circles that I frequent, there’s been lots of talk about a shift that’s been palpable online recently. So many people have noticed that the way they use and consume online information has changed. 

They’re either spending less time on social media, or craving connection when they are using it. They’re reading blogs in a different way than they used to, and for my blogging friends, they are feeling an urge to create different kinds of content.  Continue Reading.

5 Ways to Simplify Your Self-Care

5 Ways to Simplify Your Self-Care

Self-care is one of the best things we can do for our wellbeing. Self-care is how we keep our cup full. It’s how we make sure we’re feeling our best.

But so many of us feel overwhelmed by self-care. We feel like it’s another thing we should be doing and our self-care starts to feel like just another item on our to-do list. When self-care feels like a chore it quickly ends up being something we just don’t want to do – no matter how often we’re told that it’s good for us.

Self-care doesn’t need to be complicated, it doesn’t need to feel like a chore and it certainly shouldn’t cause us more stress.  Continue Reading.

Should Nutritional Information Alone Influence Your Food Choices?

Should Nutritional Information Alone Influence Your Food Choices?

It’s so easy to find out what foods are nutritionally dense these days. Google, along with a range of calorie counting apps, will tell you in seconds the nutritional information of any food.

I’m super interested in nutrition and can rattle of a list of foods that are full of good-for-you fats, a list of food high in iron, high in vitamin c, and so on. 

Having this information at our fingertips isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I think it’s good that we can be so informed about the food we eat. But that information can have a negative impact on the way we view food.  Continue Reading.

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