6 practices to stay calm

6 practices to stay calm

The other day I received the most thoughtful, sweet, heartwarming handwritten letter from a dear friend (I really believe that handwritten letters are a lost art). In this beautiful letter she told me that I have ‘this calming, serene nature that is hard to come...
You can do hard things

You can do hard things

Wouldn’t it be nice if life was just easy all the time? I think many of us have this idea (myself included) that we cannot do hard things. I know for myself that I have a tendency to almost shut down when I encounter difficult things. For instance, I’m...
Just put on the bikini

Just put on the bikini

Since moving to New Zealand I’ve probably been wearing a bikini more than I have in my whole life combined. We go to the hot pools, we do a sauna pretty much every day, and we live right by the beach. If you know my story, you know that I was stuck in a...
Coffee talk: social media, being present & being authentic

Coffee talk: social media, being present & being authentic

Perhaps you have noticed that I’ve been a little bit more quiet on social media lately. It actually wasn’t something I did consciously at first. I just had a lot of work on, we had friends over, and generally I just had a lot to do so I didn’t really...
Feel your fear and do it anyway

Feel your fear and do it anyway

This blog post first appeared as a newsletter. If you would like to receive my weekly newsletter, you can sign up HERE. Can I share something with you? This morning I had planned to go drive to the mount and go for a walk by myself, but chickened out at the 11th hour....