Today I am Grateful…

Today I am Grateful for...My Tea RitualI’ve felt quite lost the last few weeks. Clearly, there has been a lack of gratitude and mindfulness happening up in my emotional centre.

Sometimes, it can be hard to see the bright side, really hard. For so long I’ve closed myself off. I had closed myself off from experiencing gratitude, happiness and opportunity.

The funny thing about opportunity is it only comes to those who are ready for it. Heck, they mightn’t think they are ready but the universe won’t deal you cards unless you can handle it.

This all became so clear to me today when out of no where a rush of gratitude came over me. It came in the strangest form and it reignited the fire inside of me. So now I say, bring it opportunity I am ready for you.

Without further ado, today I am grateful for…

  1. The first signs of tea bag diffusion. I can see it now, the hot water, the steam, in goes the tea bag and bliss. That wondrous moment as you watch golden green colours seep from the tea bag and dance with the hot water. I cannot believe the hold my tea making regime had over me today. I felt so content for that moment. 
  2. Getting the best ceramic cup in the office cupboard. I know it’s just a Kmart mug, but its multi-tonal exterior of pale, pastel teal and the soft grey of a nice little rain cloud just make my heart sing. Not to mention it looks hand-made and fits more tea in it than the others. It was my little win for the day.
  3. Finding my fire. That wonderful moment, that I haven’t experienced in so long. That inner sass, the fire and the burning determination to be the best I can be. It’s slowly coming back. The trick I’ve found is not doing it for anyone else, f*** them all and do it for yourself. 

So go forth, seize the day, or even just get out of bed when your first alarm goes off (not the 3rd or 4th time). Each little win is something to be celebrated. 

What was your little win today? 

Love, 

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Today I am Grateful…

My Sister and I

It has been a while my dear friend gratitude. 

I haven’t written a post for this section in a while. Of course when I see a beautiful sunset or a calm glassy ocean as I walk the dogs along the sand I feel happy and in turn thankful for this beautiful earth. But sometimes it’s wonderful to cherish those moments and let them live inside you without an interruption of technology. 

Well today my friends I break my silence, today I am thankful for…

  • My Sistagal. Aka my little sister. The long haired, tanned, professional torpedo swimming little gem! She is such a calming soul and a joy to be around, so today I say thank you Teleah for just being you! 
  • Meeting New People. Establishing new friendships or rekindling old ones is such a fabulous form of growth. You expand your circle and open your mind to a new world of opportunities and experiences. Give it a try today, reach out to that girl you see on your bus every morning, your commute might may become less mundane.
  • Enjoying the old. People I mean, you know, the ones that have stuck by your side through thick and thin and still love you regardless of that time you lost your shit and went temporarily insane. You know who you are, love to you all.

Enjoy today and let’s be thankful. It’s Monday, and work might suck but at least you’ve got a job! 

Ciao bellas! 

The Nourished Blonde

4 Simple Steps to Mental Clarity

4 Steps to Mental ClaritySo a few days ago I spoke about coming off my anti-depressants. I am loving that my dependancy on something so small, a teeny white tablet, is becoming less and less. 

My reason’s for wanting to try a more natural alternative were the side effects: 

  • Hunger, all-the-damn-time! 
  • Inability to shed kilo’s. 
  • Dry mouth! Imagine your dry mouth hangover but every day.
  • Decreased sex drive. Really not confidence boosting when you are about as much fun as a potato sack. 

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How A Healthy Workplace Is A Productive Workplace

Stand Up Desk: Work HealthierI recently wrote this article for my company Cannings Purple on Corporate Wellness with the arrival of our new standing Vari Desks. It was an initiative that I put forward to my Director. This decision was made after noticing how my body changed sitting all day at my desk compared to my retail job where I would walk and move constantly.

The biggest things I noticed about my body were:

  • Increased cellulite on my upper thighs
  • Shortened hamstring muscles
  • Increased wrist pain and reduced strength (not good for burpees, mountain climbers or push ups which really does not resonate well with me as these are some of my faves!)
  • Inability to shed unwanted kilos
  • Lack of concentration and the list goes on…

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3 Easy Ways To Break-Up With Excuses

How To Ditch ExcusesOur lives are busy. Between work, family, friends and housework (yawn) we often opt to accept our excuses as a valid reason for avoiding particular tasks; washing dishes, working out, cooking healthy food, vacuuming the car and so forth.

My favourite excuse is “I can’t be bothered” which at times can genuinely reflect exhaustion, but for the most part is my lazy girl attitude. So starting as of now I am asking you all to challenge your excuses, delve deeper into the underlying reasons for procrastination and overcome your fears.  Continue reading

Mind Benders; Rehab for the Irrationally Corrupted Labellers

Bad Days Do Not ExistSo today I slipped, not physically (as funny as that would be) but mentally. Feelings of pressure and overwhelming responsibility as well as frustration flooded me at one particular moment today as the tears rolled down my face.

Now ordinarily I would have classed this as a ‘bad day’. But the practise of more mindful and thankful living especially during those “I really could just crawl back into bed” moments has shifted my thought processing from irrational to rational. I mean I really could have been having a bad day if I wanted to, but I just didn’t feel it was necessary to label the rest of the day based upon a moment of weakness, one mistake or many. 

I was having a ‘bad moment’ not a bad day. 

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One Little Birdie said to the other “R U OK…?”

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One Little Birdie said to the other “Little Birdie R U OK…?”
“I noticed you looking a little down on this fine day”

To which the other Little Birdie replied, 

“I am feeling quite blue and not sure what to do,”
“This dark storm is not passing, but,” 
Thank you for Asking


This year I had the joy of working with R U OK? in preparation and delivery of the R U OK? national Thanks for Asking campaign launch at Forrest Place, Perth, on Tuesday the 11th of August.

R U OK? is a suicide prevention charity with a purpose of raising awareness of depression and encouraging us all to ask the question “are you okay?” Because one small conversation could change a life. 

The campaign Thanks for Asking is about showing Australia the power of a conversation. It is for those who have benefited from someone asking them that tricky question “are you okay?”, providing support or for just giving a much needed hug during times of hardship to reach out and say “thanks”. 

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Get SMART About Goal Setting

How To Set GoalsGoal setting can often be an arduous and intimidating process if you have no clue what you are doing. Other times it can reflect a false sense of accomplishment; I’m talking to those people who set the bar so low that goals are guaranteed to be smashed. Often though, if you are like me a *perfectionist* goal setting can also set you up for failure, striving for unattainable goals like going to the gym 7 days per week or unrealistic goals for your circumstances.

I am writing this blog not only to support people out there in search of a healthier lifestyle, but myself. This all came about as I reached for the peanut butter jar and cookies this afternoon to then only feel disappointed that I caved. It came to my attention that I needed to set solid foundations on how I make choices that will effect my wellbeing.  Continue reading