We need to talk about expectations because it seems to be standard these days that everyone’s expectations are too damn high.

As I see it, the challenge for our generation is that we are ‘unlearning’. For example, there’s still a tendency to believe that adults can feel and express anger, but our children must not.

If I ask you what you want your kids to be, chances are you’ll say ‘happy,’ right?

Lockdowns are REALLY challenging for your mental health – and for your children’s wellbeing too. In a time of global uncertainty, I feel a call to sit gently with our emotions and take a conscious approach to the structure of the day.

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Lockdowns are REALLY challenging for your mental health – and for your children’s wellbeing too. In a time of global uncertainty, I feel a call to sit gently with our emotions and take a conscious approach to the structure of the day.

Staying sane (with kids) during lockdown

Why should you support creatives and small businesses this Christmas, every Christmas and all year round? I’d like to share my thoughts on this. Excuse me while I get a little vulnerable. Being creative can be a curse. You live for your art and anything else is soul-destroying. But for many of us, it’s anxiety-inducing […]

Why support small, local businesses

We need to talk about expectations because it seems to be standard these days that everyone’s expectations are too damn high.

Great (or not-so-great) Expectations

As I see it, the challenge for our generation is that we are ‘unlearning’. For example, there’s still a tendency to believe that adults can feel and express anger, but our children must not.

Teaching our kids and unlearning our bad behaviour

If I ask you what you want your kids to be, chances are you’ll say ‘happy,’ right?

Want happy kids? Read this…

On my 42nd birthday, I started thinking about some of the advice I give myself… So, here in no particular order, are some of the things I want to remember every day. Be grateful every day. You woke up – you’re alive. You ate breakfast – you have food. Realise that you can be grateful […]

42 Pieces of Advice for my 42nd Birthday

Four surprising habits that helped me survive New Zealand’s eight week lockdown. In New Zealand, we were lucky to have a short lockdown (although it did not feel that way at the time). Nearly eight weeks of parenting the twins on my own while trying to keep them quiet so their dad could work 15 […]

Life Lessons from Lockdown

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