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Adjusting my sails to reach my destination

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What is life without dreams? Without the stars to shoot for? Without a passion bubbling away at the surface waiting to be unleashed. For most of my life I have had the urge to write, and ever since I have ditched the corporate world, it’s like a switch has been flicked in my brain, with creativity being unleashed, and the ... Read More »

Just Because Someone Says Something Is Right, Is It?

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From the moment we are born, we face constant pressure to do things the right way and to not make mistakes. This is generally dictated by societal expectations or by someone superior to us—whether it be via the teacher’s big red pen in school, a scolding from our parents or a displeased look from a boss. Regardless, we are encouraged ... Read More »

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Wild Sister September Mindfulness Issue

*SHAMELESS PLUG TIME* Yes, I’m shamelessly plugging the September issue of Wild Sister Magazine because an article by yours truly is in it, and I’m really exited! This months edition is totally dedicated to all things Mindfulness, something you all know I love! You can purchase the September issue of Wild Sister Magazine at the here for a really small fee ... Read More »

19 Quotes to Help You Get Through A Shitty Day

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Every now and again you have one of those days, where no matter what you do, you just want to curl up on the couch, to start the day again, or to go to sleep and wake up to a new day… We can’t do that though, and to be honest, that’s life – filled with highs and lows, struggles ... Read More »

Releasing Anger

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At one stage in my life I was so encompassed by anger that I set myself on a path to self-destruction. And then one day I woke up. To be honest, I can’t actually remember what triggered the wake up call – although I know I’ve had a shit load of them (wake up calls, that is). I think it was ... Read More »

I’ve gotten better at not making people feel uncomfortable with my shyness

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Every now and then I struggle with my shy, and somewhat introverted, nature. Most people are incredibly surprised when they hear this these days, as I’ve developed quite a reputation for being loud, and even extroverted…due mostly to my loud, persistent cackling and giggle fits… But it’s true. I have a regular need to be alone – for me-time, and if I don’t get ... Read More »

16 Positive Affirmations for Anxiety

I AM EXACTLY WHERE I NEED TO BE, RIGHT NOW

Positive affirmations are all about turning negative or stressful thinking around to focus on positive messages (affirmations). Positive affirmations are one of the toolsets I have used to help deal with my anxiety and overall confidence issues. They have definitely helped this former quiet-as-a-mouse, blush at the drop of a hat, own worst critic kinda girl! Here are some of my favourites – ... Read More »

If You Believe In Yourself You Can Achieve Anything

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Michelle Floate is a passionate and energetic go-getter who has a lust for life, travel, food and healthy living. Former naturopath Michelle Floate is the creator behind the successful  The Bikini Cookbook series. She is also a testament to someone who chases their dreams by persisting, putting in the hard yards, and never giving up. From 2005 until 2012 Michelle ran her own ... Read More »

37 Reasons Why I’m Celebrating Turning 37

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Turning 37. How does that thought sit with me? I’m not exactly sure, to be honest. It’s a bit of a mix of ‘holy shit I’m closer to 40′ and ‘I finally feel like I’ve got my shit together and am on the right path’, combined with ‘I really need to get my ass moving to keep it the size ... Read More »

So you wanna be startin’ somethin

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Do you ever have that frustrating itch of a feeling? You know, when there’s something you really want to do, something that’s been nagging at your dream space, and you have a hunch it might be a really cool idea…there are just a couple of problems - You have no idea WHERE to start or HOW to give form to your idea. Sound familiar? One of ... Read More »