People Pleaser vs Sincere Kindness: which one are you?

Is people pleasing driving you nuts? Growing up, I felt the pressures from society to become an almighty People Pleaser… always putting others before myself. I was told by my family, teachers, society …. to always “be a good girl” and go out of my way to help others, which in theory, sounds like very admirable qualities. This came from the best of intentions. In fact, a desire to be kind and help others is […] Read More

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Love your Life NOW (take the Happiness Stocktake)

  As soon as the new year clocks around, the first question you're asked is ‘What are your new year resolutions?' or 'What will you change this year?’ These questions continue to play on the idea that you’re not OK the way you are; that you need something else in your life to be happy; to be fulfilled; to be successful. It’s perfectly well and good to go after your desires, to learn, to grow, to […] Read More


Have A Mouthwatering Christmas (my fave festive recipes)

  With Christmas around the corner, its time to pick out some mouthwatering recipes to make for Christmas day. This year I'm in charge of salad for lunch at my in-laws and then I'll take dessert to my godparents' place in the afternoon (which will probably leak into dinner and then more dessert...) Whether you're in charge of sweets, sides, or just looking for some festive snacks to give you comfort through the silly season, […] Read More



It’s impossible not to notice the hustle and bustle rising as we approach the Christmas season, with everyone feeling the pressure of completing their work projects, buying gifts and preparing for their (ideally relaxing) break. The problem is, for most people, that busy feeling remains in their blood even once they commence their break and as they ride through Christmas and New Year’s. They feel exhausted, rushed and completely out of balance. The other challenge […] Read More


Healthy Berry Donuts

I fell in love with Jamie Oliver's Superfood Family Classics cookbook and was dying to recreate his breakfast donuts. Even though his recipes are quite healthy, I wanted to turn them gluten-free and dairy-free so I - and all of you reading - can enjoy them completely guilt-free, no matter your dietary needs. The donuts are very easy to make, although give yourself a good half hour from start to finish. You can eat them for […] Read More

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How to stop bottling up emotions that come back to bite you

  We’ve all been there… As a young girl or boy, someone made you so angry, all you wanted to do was punch them in the face. Or someone did something that made you feel extraordinary resentment and blame towards them. Or something you did to someone else made you feel incredible guilt. And then an irreversible disaster happened that created overwhelming sadness and grief inside of you. If you pause for a moment, you […] Read More