Faith, Mental Health, Parenting

When what now becomes what if

Hardships aren't easy. (The clue is in the name). But I've seen great purpose come from great pain. When I struggled with maternal mental health for a second time, and sank to such depths from which I thought my marriage and my family would never recover, I couldn't see a way out. I remember crying… Continue reading When what now becomes what if

Lifestyle, Mental Health, wellness

Why swim in cold water?

Swimming in cold water may not appeal to many, but it could be the key to your physical and mental health this season. I have always loved the ocean, and will happily swim in any weather, but it wasn't until recently that I realised the tremendous health benefits it offers. Here I share some of… Continue reading Why swim in cold water?

Essential Oils, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Parenting

Too good not to share

Ever been in love? If so you know what it feels like to be head over heels, completely consumed by someone or something. This is how I feel about essential oils. Sound extreme? Think again. If you knew that you had a way to help a friend feel good, help her baby sleep, or support… Continue reading Too good not to share

Faith, Lifestyle, Mental Health

Just Another Manic Monday?

Monday’s are the toughest day of the week for many. Statistically, it is the day with the highest number of heart attacks and suicides. At some point our mind or our bodies gives way to mounting pressure, at work, at home, at school, at university. I used to dread Monday because that was the day… Continue reading Just Another Manic Monday?

Faith

Sitting in the Son

Sitting in the Son. Yes the spelling is intentional. Because God knows I need His presence today. I didn’t make it through ten minutes of church because my two year old had other ideas. My ten year olds behaviour has been disgraceful on and off all week. Our belongings are scattered between about sixteen different… Continue reading Sitting in the Son

Adoption, Faith, Lifestyle, Parenting

Everything I never wanted

It is Mothers Day, and this is the first one as a mom of three that I am actually looking forward to. Last year I was dreading the emotions (or lack thereof), that I would feel when my children bundled into bed with me. I consider myself crazy blessed as a mom of three, but… Continue reading Everything I never wanted

Essential Oils, Lifestyle, Parenting

How to cope this Christmas

So the Big Day is just weeks away, but it is not an exciting time for all. Christmas can actually be an incredible stressful and anxious time for many people. Perhaps you feel completely overwhelmed with juggling overexcited kids, Christmas shopping, organising nativity costumes and all the things. Perhaps you were made redundant and this… Continue reading How to cope this Christmas

Faith

Finding me

All I have ever wanted is to belong. Isn't that what we all want? I grew up surrounded by abusive relationships, marriage breakdowns and bitter individuals. I have seen families torn apart by anger that was incited decades ago. I was fought over in the courts. I have never known, nor perhaps ever will know… Continue reading Finding me

Faith

Finding your voice

When you have been in a fight you walk differently. Your overstretched muscles are sore, your hands and face are bruised, your mind reeling and your body exhausted. The relentless onslaught all but took you out, and you hold on to the very walls you were thrown against just to steady yourself. Being pushed and… Continue reading Finding your voice

Faith

Running with others

"Oh, I don't run with others." This was my response to friends who had done Couch to 5k and wanted to join me on some of my regular runs. It makes me cringe now, looking back but there was a reason behind it. Running for me is more than just getting fit. It is my headspace, my… Continue reading Running with others