MONDAY PEP TALK | The illusion of PERFECTIONISM & how it isn't actually serving you

Perfectionism is a pattern - a form of self-sabotage - that effectively sets you up for failure. This quest to have 'everything perfect' is both an avoidance technique - "I can't start til I'm 100% ready" and a way to beat yourself up for not getting things 'perfect'. Why? Because the goal posts keep shifting relative to where your self-worth is currently at. It's a fallacy. Low self-worth = even more reason to strive for perfection.

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MONDAY PEP TALK | How to know when it's time to hit the RESET button on life

You may be in total denial (like me) that we only have 3 months left of 2019. Crazy! How has this year gone for you? How are you feeling in your body? How are your relationships? Do you enjoy the career you're in? Are you happy?
It's no surprise that I've had more people than usual reaching out to me these past few weeks saying "something just doesn't feel right". "I need support."

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MONDAY PEP TALK | White Space: The Magic Of Just Being

'White space' is a term commonly used in graphic design to describe the space given between creative objects to 'let them breathe' essentially. There's nothing more unhelpful and unproductive than a cluttered mind. So the term white space is being used a lot in my world and I use it with my clients to describe periods of time where you have nothing in your calendar where you can just BE. After all, we are human BEINGS rather than human DOINGS.

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INTERVIEW | Jessica Giljam Brown on Hormones, Fertility & The Best Contraception Methods

Jessica Giljam Brown is a holistic nutritionist, hormones and fertility genius, self-confessed “science geek” and creates epicly informative content for her Instagram followers. She eats cake. She also eats cheeseburgers, drinks wine, and has never really enjoyed Yoga. A girl after my own heart, shifting the paradigm of how you need to ‘show up’ in the wellness industry.

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MONDAY PEP TALK | Why Doing Hard Things is Good For Your Mental Health

I learnt a lot at the Wim Hof method workshop I attended over the weekend with Element Health but one of the things that really stood out to me was how wired we have become for comfort. We seem to do everything in our power to avoid feeling the cold (and also the heat). We have heat pumps, electric blankets, underfloor heating, heated toilet seats (!), heating in our cars, in our offices, and scalding hot showers.

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Want to try a menstrual cup? Here's what you need to know

I remember the first time I saw a menstrual cup sitting on the shelves of a health food store and thinking “there’s no fucking way I would ever bring myself to use that”. “I use tampons! Tampons are fine!”

Except they aren’t fine. Even less so when they are your toxic, chemical laden supermarket stocked tampons. You know the ones. With the bright packaging and the expensive advertising budgets.

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Autumn Skincare Edit: The Products I Swear By For My Skin

It’s officially Autumn down here in the southern hemi, but a confused Autumn; meaning that some days still call for no sleeves and sunblock and others for flannel PJ’s and a fire. Typical Auckland weather, really. But I’m not complaining, I think Autumn is probably my favourite season. Not only as it’s kinder on my Pitta body that often overheats and is prone to heat related exhaustion and/or anger, but for everything that the season represents; old habits and patterns falling like leaves to the ground. Preparing to turn inward. Switching up our meals to more grounding root vegetables and warming spices, and exercising at a more gentle pace. That’s what it means for me, anyway!

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