Growing our own veg

When we initially bought our home 3 years ago, we bought an acreage because we wanted to become self-sufficient. When I told my friend it’s so we can survive the armageddon when it comes she thought I was joking but considering the state of the climate I really don’t think it’s too far-fetched a prediction. Regardless, my husband, James, is an absolute green thumb and loves to garden. I am learning to embrace it and I must admit, not having a degree to do is helping me to enjoy spending time away from a desk. Plus, I love animals so having some space for chooks and dogs seemed perfect.Continue reading “Growing our own veg”

Coming up to my due date

Well, I’m finally here. I’m 39 weeks and 5 days pregnant – in just 2 days I’ll be at my estimated due date. That kind of means nothing apparently, only 5% of babies come on their due date, but our little man’s date is special – 02.02.2020 – so it would be cool if he did!Continue reading “Coming up to my due date”

Why I meditate (and how I learned to do it)

Meditation is a pretty big thing these days. Previously reserved for monks, yogis or hippies now you hear of even CEOs and billionaires swearing by it. Honestly, I’m not surprised – it’s certainly changed my life (and I don’t say that lightly).Continue reading “Why I meditate (and how I learned to do it)”

Body image in pregnancy

I always knew that body size, shape and weight mattered to most women – I am one, after all, and so are most of my friends. I’ve also worked in the fitness industry as a personal trainer, yoga teacher and wellness coach for 9 years and the vast majority of women I worked with listed weight loss as their main goal (regardless of their size). In fact, I became so empowered to do something about the issue of women’s battle with body image after my own long struggle with food, exercise and the size of my body, that once I overcame the issues I faced I studied intuitive eating and created an instagram page to help others who experienced similar concerns. So I know how prevalent and persistent this issue is and yet..Continue reading “Body image in pregnancy”

Stuff, Minimalism & Marie Kondo

Ooh I am SO inspired! This week I watched the Minimalism doco on Netflix (twice: watched it once then convinced Husband to watch it too) and it has motivated me to really get into Minimalism. We don’t buy much ‘stuff’ to begin with, but that’s not to say we don’t buy any. After all, two of us live in a four bedroom home, which means we have filled every room up with things. I’ve realised I’m guilty of keeping stuff ‘just in case’ too. Just in case of what, I don’t know. (This reminds me of my dad who had a really beautiful set of cutlery he called “The Queen’s Cutlery” for when the Queen visited which obviously would be never so it was rarely used). So this week, I focused on clearing out all of this stuff, and all of these things, and gosh it felt good!Continue reading “Stuff, Minimalism & Marie Kondo”

My Eco-Resolutions

Eek I am seriously not a fan of resolutions. Usually, because they’re just forgotten about and I think that every day is a new day to set resolutions for change if that’s what I want to do. But, in the spirit of the new year I’m setting some for a more environmentally conscious year. So here’s what I’m going to do:Continue reading “My Eco-Resolutions”

To news or not to news?

I had brekky with a good friend the other day, and of course our conversation moved to the current bushfire situation and the Australian Government’s response. She asked alot of questions and admitted she doesn’t pay much attention to the news (intentionally), but was feeling unsure as to whether she should after a friend of hers exclaimed she needs to be more aware of what’s going on.

As I mentioned in my last post, I watched the news for the first time just the other day and felt totally depressed about it. I am on Facebook though, and read articles and view videos there. I discussed this with my friend, and said I was having the same self-query but from the other end – am I absorbing too much? Is it necessary? Is it achieving anything? Continue reading “To news or not to news?”

Hope in the face of hell

I just watched the news. I knew there was a reason I don’t normally do that. The fires across Australia are absolutely devastating; wild flames destroying everything in their path. We were given the “all clear” a week or so ago – the Hawkesbury had blocked the Gosper’s Mountain fire that threatened the Central Coast. To be honest, I felt like the real threat was from embers setting the bush behind our home ablaze – because I couldn’t imagine the fire moving through whole suburbs to get to us, or that the RFS would “allow” such a thing to happen. But ABC News really quashed those ideas tonight – footage of whole suburbs gone, people running to the beach because the water was the only place they would be safe, the only place they could go.

A few weeks ago my mum asked me “how do you feel bringing a baby into all of this?” Continue reading “Hope in the face of hell”