Blessing the way for our new arrival…

It saddens me that women preparing for motherhood generally feel quite alone, unsupported and disempowered. Perhaps the shift away from communities to everyone keeping themselves to themselves and the stresses of life has contributed to this. I remember having a “baby shower” with our first daughter in 2010. It was of course a lovely afternoon,…

Taking back my POWER – The Birth Plan!

Ok, so I realise I’m making myself completely vulnerable by posting up my personal birth plan! I also realise that a lot of people reading it will think I’m a complete Nazi that needs a mental health assessment and you know what…..I’m willing to take the risk of posting this up because my hope is…

CASHEW QUINOA CHIA PORRIDGE

I have been dying to find a satisfying porridge that’s not made from oats or stodgy. I played around with different nuts and seeds and fruit for ages then finally got creative with quinoa flakes, cashews (which make it super creamy) and chia seeds. The instructions below are to make this porridge in a thermomix…

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THE DISEMPOWERED MOTHER….

In all the years I’ve been health coaching, I’ve been encouraging women that in order to heal they must first tune back into their intuition and take responsibility for themselves by trusting their bodies again. Never has this message been more relevant to me than right now, at 22 weeks pregnant. Never have I been…

Overcoming Anxiety Naturally…

Many people don’t know that for years, mostly when I was struggling with ill health back in 2012, I suffered with anxiety/panic attacks. They would come on suddenly and keep me debilitated on the bathroom floor as I waited for them to pass and tried to calm myself down through deliberate breathing. Anxiety is a…

MTHFR – say what!?

MTHFR…..a new word in my vocabulary as of this week! If you watched my live video this morning I told you that after 6 years of fertility issues, multiple miscarriages and various health problems, my blood tests showed a gene mutation. And of course, being the research nerd that I am, I instantly jumped on…

WHAT MY DAUGHTER HAS TAUGHT ME

I went into motherhood like everyone else full of expectancy and anticipation that this new bundle of joy would bring so much light into our world and literally turn it upside down and inside out AND, I felt so ready for that! My waters broke at 8:00pm at exactly 40 weeks to the day.  We…

AIP GRANOLA

We love this simple granola that’s super friendly for your gut (AIP friendly so no nuts, seeds, gluten, eggs, dairy or sugars) and so easy to throw together. Great for breakfast with fruit and yoghurt or as an afternoon snack straight from the container. I’ve used the MyOrganics range of dried fruit for this recipe…

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The Stress Connection

I’d never thought to consider before that my belief system had become a potent source of internal stress for me. Let me share an example of this…….since 2012 (when my daughter was 18 months old) we’d been trying for another baby. We were told in 2013 we were pretty much “infertile” and had little chance of…