‘I am scared mum, but I want to do it’. These were the words coming out of my 10 year old daughter’s mouth, in regards to her application to become a student councillor (or prefect in some systems). I rallied quickly to get behind her. Of course you can do it darling, we can do […]
How do you eat an elephant?
Theme: Overwhelm is a clever eogic strategy This is clearly a very current topic (or at least in this household). I was listening to something recently and heard the famous Desmund Tutu quote ‘How do you eat an elephant?’. The answer being ‘one bite at a time’. I immediately resonated with this, having felt high […]
Sometimes you have to be lost in order to find yourself
I didn’t even know I was lost. I was sailing along, enjoying life at a top level. I was a wife, mum, career professional. On paper, I was sorted. When my body began to attack itself and my health rapidly deteriorated, I felt frightened, alone and stuck. Although I still had my roles in life, […]
Why We’ve Decided to Move to a Remote Tropical Island
Ok, so we’re doing this?! I looked at my hubby and his face mirrored my emotions. Equal parts terrified and thrilled. We’d talked about this decision on and off for years. Never quite being able to commit, always finding an excuse. The timing wasn’t right. The kids weren’t the right age. We needed to save […]
SOS From a Neurotic Mum!
How do you balance care for your children and concern for their welfare, whilst protecting your own sanity and needs? Last night I slept on my 14 month olds bedroom floor. I had a terrible sleep the night before due to a nuisance urinary tract infection, so with some antibiotics onboard, I was looking forward […]
Moving Overseas With a Young Family – Niue Island!
The first time I returned to the island I was born on in the South Pacific, I knew this was a spiritual and magical place for me and my future family. After 25 years, I had returned to Niue Island with my parents, siblings and then boyfriend (soon to be fiance and hubby). This little […]