A bit of verbal diarrhea straight from the heart

Me just doing the LIFE thing.

Me just doing the LIFE thing.

How many posts actually use the word diarrhea in their header and get read do you think? Can’t be that many. It’s hardly enticing. But it aptly explains where I feel this post is going to go. Nowhere. But I’m going to take awhile about getting there. It’s the scenic route.

Some of my more regular readers will probably have noticed that I haven’t been around so much lately. I have had so much on that I’m struggling to find the time to think straight, let alone write. This post from Rose, one of my favourite bloggers, really nails how I feel right now. Specifically she says: Continue reading

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30 Day Meditation Challenge Update – Week 4 + The Way Forward

Yay! I made it!

I feel like I climbed a massive mother of a mountain.

I did it. I made it. I meditated for a minimum of 10 minutes every day for 30 days in a row.

Whooopy fucking doo da is what I just typed and I have no idea why. I just did. So in the interests of being transparent and honest I am going to leave it there. It is ridiculous as I should not be taking the piss out of myself about this. This is a really awesome achievement.  I’m not often that great at sticking to things so the fact that I stuck to this, regardless of the experience, is an achievement in itself.

Yet I’m all whoopy fucking doo da. *sigh*

Some people are hard to please eh? Continue reading

30 Day Meditation Challenge Update – Week 1

week 1Well week 1 is in the bag. Woo! I’m feeling pretty good about it.

I’ve done a little write up on the meditation style I’ve used every day over at my 30 day challenge project page so if you’d like the finer details then go check that out ——-> HERE.

Here’s the summarised version for you: Continue reading

Snacks without dairy your kids will love

Hey I’m back with more dairy free goodies to make your day. Woooot!  I wish I’d found something like this when Monkey was young. It would have made things soooooo much easier.  This is another of those blogs I’ve posted over at You & Baby. I’ve posted a bunch of our favourite recipes  and also some store bought dairy free snack ideas. Enjoy!

Just click on the (laughable) pic below to zoom you direct to the blog. And yes, I created this myself in paint. Laugh away. I know I’m no graphic designer…don’t even show hints of talent.

no dairy please mummy

Panic attacks & anxiety: my story

anxiety girlI was the last person you would expect to be suffering from anxiety and panic attacks. I have always been one of those people that are seen as confident and outgoing and rather self assured. I was also a bit of a control freak though; people rarely describe me as relaxed or cruisy and I am very much inside my head. So many thoughts, always racing. Knowing what I know now I was actually a prime candidate for panic. It was just a matter of time…

My first experience with anxiety was back in November 2010 when I had a panic attack over an imagined spider bite Continue reading

Knowing when to put yourself in time out

Life is busy. Hell, sometimes mine feels crazy. These last few weeks I’ve taken on another blogging job plus started trying to blog regularly here, as well as my usual routine oftime out study, another blogging job and admin work from home. And I try to cram all of this into just two days per week when my son is at daycare and scraps of time here and there when he is sleeping. Oh and did I mention I also try to get to the gym on those two days and do the housework. Then the rest of the time I’m trying to do my best as a single mum. Needless to say, some weeks it just gets crazy. Now I don’t pretend that my life is any crazier than anyone else’s. Some people will be busier than me, some people will be less busy than me, but most people feel the pressure of a busy life one way or another so most of you know what I’m talking about.  This post is about a tactic I have started to use to deal with the stresses of life…knowing when to take time out. It’s my way to stop the crazy. Believe me, it works. I know you think you don’t have time but you don’t need much. You really don’t. And if you have a meltdown instead because you didn’t opt to take time out then I guarantee you it will take more time out of your life than what I’m suggesting. Meltdowns are like the ball rolling down the hill: it only gathers momentum.  Continue reading