Getting Kids in the Kitchen
Full disclosure, I don’t have kids (yet), but I did grow up 7 and 10 years older than my siblings and babysat all through high school. I’ve spent a lot of time with kids, and I enjoy being in the kitchen generally. Maybe you’re feeling a bit flat or uninspired when it comes to cooking lately? It feels like such a chore. But you love your kids and value your family time. Maybe you're a mum or dad that would like to teach their kids life skills and be a good role model… and isn
Emotional Shock: What is it?
Something’s happened – you’ve been let go from your job, someone close to you has had an accident or passed away, you’ve been dumped, kicked out or something else. You feel many things but making sense of anything is not easy. “Psychological shock, a form of psychological trauma, is the body’s very real stress response to experiencing or witnessing an overwhelming and/or frightening event.” Harley Therapy Counselling You may be scared, anxious, unable to think straight, compl
Is Your Relationship Holding You Back?
Many of us have goals, dreams, and aspirations of how we want life to go. You want the man/woman, and when that person comes and you fall in love, and are blissfully happy, what tends to happen is that you put aside your personal goals for a little bit. You’re “all in” on the relationship and forget about everything else for a while. Now for many of us, that means we get a little “fappy” - fat and happy. Some of us relax a little on our studies or career goals. And that’s oka
6 Things to Make for Dinner when You're Exhausted
We’ve all been there, big day, you’re home later than normal and you haven’t even thought about what’s for dinner. You’re either ravenous, or really not feeling like eating but know you should have something. This is where meal-prepped meals come in handy, but if you’re not that organised, no problem!! Whether you’re cooking for just you, or the whole family, here are a few of my tried-and-true options: 1) Breakfast for dinner (otherwise known as “Brinner”) – if you have eggs
How to Brand Yourself for Professional and Personal Growth
Branding is not always about the physical design of a logo or marketing material. It’s so much more than that. Anyone can rebrand from solopreneurs to large corporations, but it doesn’t stop there. You can also brand yourself. Branding is about what you want to put out into the world, what kind of energy you want to put out there. How you want to make people feel. What kind of worker you’d like to be. I have just been reassessing my business branding and brand personality, an
Tops tips for Stress Management
Stressful situations are kind of unavoidable in life. But how we feel when we encounter them and how our bodies react can be very much down to the individual. Here’s how to manage stress before it handles you: 1. Make sure you’re getting enough rest. Rest is so important and can greatly affect our memory, brain function, physical capabilities and also our emotional state. Rest is sleep, and also taking rest days and down time each day to relax our bodies. 2. Fuel your body wi
My Weight Loss Story: The Role Love Played
For reference, please see My Weight Loss Story: The Timeline. When I was 18, that’s when I first really got into the dieting phase of my life. Weight loss and “getting hot” was my main goal. Finally realising that I’ve finished school and there’s a big bad world out there was really overwhelming for me. For a girl who likes certainty and stability, I had none and I latched onto “getting skinny”. I started seeing guys and I also started going clubbing with a couple of work gir