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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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