I’m not sure about you but I am one of those “what if” kind of people. You know, the type who analyses things a bit too much. The type who somehow ends up at the worst possible outcome (in my head) because I asked what if a few too many times. My 'what if's' lead into a negative thinking cycle... "What if I’ve got the wrong clothes on and I get really hot?" "What if living in NZ is too cold and … [Read more...] about Negative Thinking and the Spiral of ‘What Ifs’
Wellness Coaching is an emerging field in Lifestyle Medicine that I believe will become more mainstream as we begin to recognise the importance of taking charge of our own health. Most people are unaware and a little bit dubious when they hear the term “wellness coaching” so here is some info about what coaching is, isn’t, and the things you might want to consider asking a coach before you decide … [Read more...] about What is Wellness Coaching?
So I went for a run/walk in the rain just the other day (just to let you know it was August and I’m an Australian living in NZ- that seems like important information for context right now!). The night before, I had decided that I needed to escape the funk of the last week and go out and get some exercise despite the weather. Its been a mild winter I will confess, but it has been raining a lot … [Read more...] about Running in the rain!
As I sit here typing at the computer writing this blog, I am very aware of how long in has been between visits. 2017 has passed and with it, we have reflected on the many memories made. Memories of flooding, grieving, waiting for test results, sitting bedside family after major surgery, rebuilding, replanting, re-turfing. Memories of bonds formed between neighbours, sunflowers on a pets grave and … [Read more...] about Kia Ora from New Zealand!
I have this annoying habit of being stopped completely by nature. I say annoying only because I can set off on what is planned to be a quick jog, or a brisk walk and have it end up being a very short jog with a long pause involved. The long pause being the time I spend just gazing at whatever it is that stopped me. Sometimes it’s a beautiful scene; Mount Warning in all her glory. Other times its … [Read more...] about A Gratitude Post
Reinstating some of our garden has been a massive revelation for me! I never realised how much my mental health had been affected by the loss of our garden until I had it back and my spirits were so lifted. Amazing. We had a bunch of friends come down and help us and for that we were extremely thankful, it is incredible how much you can get down when you have a few helpers! Way more than I had … [Read more...] about New Life & New Beginnings in the Garden