We know we should meditate, exercise, journal, be grateful, journal about being grateful, write lists, walk, be in nature, do something creative, read inspirational texts, switch off, avoid social media, have a morning routine and on and on – there are a million blogs out there that explain the science of why these can lead […]Read More Two simple steps to improve your life – everyday
First coined as a term in 1978 by psychologists Pauline Clance & Suzanne Innes, we are pretty familiar with the concept of imposter syndrome these days. It’s that feeling of not being good enough (even when all the evidence points to the fact you are doing just fine). The fear of being on the cusp […]Read More Is imposter syndrome killing your inner child? And what to do about it.
Creators, explorers, heroes, just some words I would use to sum up a new mum. But this isn’t always how I would have felt. As a society, motherhood seems to have become marketed and categorised by typically condescendingly ‘feminine’ whimsical tropes – flowers and pastels and baking bread. And more disparaging, the party girl who […]Read More New mums you ARE totally owning it – even if you don’t feel like it right now. Here is why
I am just coming to the end of eleven months maternity leave. Maternity leave can look pretty cushy – you’re off work and, if coffee shops are anything to go by, usually out having coffee and cake, right? But of course having a baby is also tough – you aren’t off at all, you have […]Read More The unexpected joys of maternity leave – four lessons for life
Some principles to live by.Read More Get through the day, love your fate, be kind