WHY BEING A BLISSED OUT HIPPY KEPT ME IN MY COMFORT ZONE

WHY BEING A BLISSED OUT HIPPY KEPT ME IN MY COMFORT ZONE

There is so much buzz about going inward, finding clarity within and embracing the act of slowing down, but what if that is the exact thing that is keeping us small? Over the past 10 years I’ve gone from overachieving and having every minute of my day scheduled, to completely blissed out with not many other plans aside from yoga. But it’s the realisations along the way that have been deeply clarifying. 

For years I over extended myself, I was everything to everyone, and uber determined to have success in my life. I did everything humanly possible to make my life unfold in the way I wanted it to. And as the pattern goes, I burnt out. Did someone say control freak? 

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GOING GREEN: WHERE WE'RE STARTING

GOING GREEN: WHERE WE'RE STARTING

As one of our goals for the year, Michael and I are actively working to reduce our collective impact on the environment. From plastic bags and packaging, to clothing, all the way through to power, we both want to do all we can to have as little impact as possible on this beautiful planet. 

The truth is, I’m okay at this, but not great. I definitely have my moments where I cringe at how full our rubbish bin is before it gets collected, and then other times I give myself a high five for the tiny amount of waste we have. 

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TRANSITIONING TO NATURAL BEAUTY

TRANSITIONING TO NATURAL BEAUTY

When I first found out how toxic some of the products in our home were, I was completely overwhelmed, and wanted them all gone immediately. However the transition proved to be a little more challenging than I first expected. 

When my research begun, I found that so many of the products I was using on my skin, in my hair, and on my body were filled with nasties that were likely affecting my already haywire hormones. Having the best intentions, choosing those that were labelled ‘natural’, wasn’t actually serving me.

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THE FIRST THREE MONTHS

THE FIRST THREE MONTHS

I thought it would be fun to document the progress of my pregnancy to share with you because as you know, I love to take you along for the ride! Plus it will be fun to look back when our little guy is here, and it’s all a distant memory.

I plan to share with you the hi’s and low’s of each trimester, but we will see how I go as I get further into the pregnancy.

As you know by now, this little guy came along when he was ready, and so I wasn’t expecting to be pregnant at all! After almost 5 years (that’s 56 cycles) of not being pregnant, I was hopeful, but it was no longer something that filled my mind, as the end of my cycle drew near each month.

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I’M EXPECTING - THE SIX MONTHS PRIOR

I’M EXPECTING - THE SIX MONTHS PRIOR

By now, you may have heard that my husband and I are expecting a little boy in April 2018. We’re so overjoyed, and still getting used to the fact that we will be parents very soon.

This has been quite a journey for us, and I’ve been really excited to share how it all came about. Have you read about our past experiences with infertility? (You can read here, here and here).

Despite the fact that together we had been through multiple unsuccessful IVF attempts, and miscarriage a couple of years back, you can imagine our delight (and shock) when we discovered that I was pregnant - naturally.

To be totally honest, even though we had wanted this for so long, a part of me was not expecting it.

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THE ONE THING YOU CAN’T AVOID IF YOU WANT TO BE HAPPY

THE ONE THING YOU CAN’T AVOID IF YOU WANT TO BE HAPPY

The most common answer I ever hear when I ask people what they want, is Kate, I want to be happy. 

We have an innate craving for joy. We want to feel happiness radiate through our bodies as often as possible for as long as possible. It’s in our nature to strive for happiness.

When I remember back to my childhood, I was always seeking out the things that brought me joy. Swimming in the pool, playing with my favourite toys, spending time with my family and doing ballet. My life was about seeking joy.

Somewhere between then and now, I learnt to seek joy at any cost. I had to rush past everything in order to get back to my happy state. 

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'FLOW + THRIVE' EVENT WRAP UP

'FLOW + THRIVE' EVENT WRAP UP

A couple of weeks ago I teamed up with my bestie Angela Simson of The Gratitude Project to bring Flow + Thrive to the Craft Parlour. This is the first event either of us have hosted for coaches, and I must say, I had a ball being in a room of women called to do this work.

We started by throwing everyone into the deep end and splitting into those who identify as more yin (like me) and more yang (like Ange). One of the reasons Ange and I work so well together is because we both bring something very different to the table, and so we wanted to open up this possibility for the attendees, by matching them with someone who would potentially move them outside of their comfort zone.

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10 LESSONS FROM 10 YEARS IN BUSINESS

10 LESSONS FROM 10 YEARS IN BUSINESS

This month marks 10 years since I started my first business, and I have been working for myself in some capacity since then. It’s sometimes hard to believe that I dove into this world at the very young age of 19, but then again, it perfectly matches my personality, so those who knew me weren’t all that surprised.

I think naivety was on my side.

I was also still living with my parents, which meant that my risk was very low.

I grew up with my parents owning their own business for most of my life, I can’t remember a time where they didn’t. So I just thought that was what you did, or at least it was my dream to build something of my own.

Over the years I have faced so many high and lows, and really intense challenges from plagoisim and stealing of my intellectual property to winning awards and feeling complete fullfillment - and those things span across  the different industries I’ve had businesses in. 

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THE NO FUSS GUIDE TO GETTING WHAT YOU WANT

THE NO FUSS GUIDE TO GETTING WHAT YOU WANT

Desire. It’s vivid for all of us, whether we allow it or not, desire truly is powerful. We feel the craving to the centre of our heart.

But is it enough? 

Is the pure desire for what we most crave enough to bring it to life?

The term manifesting has become somewhat buzz-y over the past few years, and reason enough. After the secret came out all those years ago, it became more widely recognised that we may in fact hold the key to our future within.

I didn’t fully grasp and exercise the concept (and see results) until this year. I’m still learning, but I can tell you now, for the first time I’ve manifested just about everything on my vision board for 2017, and we’re only in September. 

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