“I don’t fix problems, I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves.” Louise Hay Spring is coming. I can see the light! The sun shines, the rain showers and the flower fragrants. Hot Girl Winter becomes Hot Girl Spring. But how can one maintain high spirits when lockdown limbo continues? Having a positive routine, a… Continue reading Soothing Spring
Well here we are; the Melbourne weather doing its darnedest to keep us inside, the Premiers throwing shade in Pressers and a lot of extra time on our hands. I’m choosing to see it as an opportunity for a Hot Girl Winter Bootcamp. Can you use it for the greater good too? “From now on,… Continue reading Ladies and gentlemen, this is Lockdown Number 5!
Megan Thee Stallion says a hot girl summer “is just basically about women — and men — just being unapologetically them, just having a good-ass time, hyping up your friends, doing you, not giving a damn about what nobody got to say about it”. Sounds like fun times so why let the lack of sunshine… Continue reading Hot Girl Winter
This July, I celebrate 5 years of Sobriety. Yikes and Yippee! To borrow a phrase from the current Dry July campaign-I won’t drink to that. The first time I drank, I skulled vodka and creaming soda, felt silly, got dizzy and promptly threw up red. I’d like to think my relationship with alcohol became more… Continue reading I won’t drink to that!
Well it’s lockdown 4.0 for us Melbournian folks and my heart goes out to all those with weddings-parties-anything that have been postponed. Truth be told, I’m a happy hygge hibernator and coffee-and-a-walk is about as wild as my weekends get anyhoo. At the very least, we have more time for watching, listening and reading and… Continue reading Happy Hibernator!
Bridesmaid: Look at Al Pacino. Never been married, happy as a clam. Bethie: Would that–? Am I–? Would I be Al Pacino in this scenario? “He’s Just Not That into You” What if happiness wasn’t a destination but a baseline state of being we can cultivate? People have asked me, “what are you smiling about?… Continue reading Happy as a clam!
“When you’re authentic and kind you never have to worry whether or not someone likes you. Keep your side of the street clean, spread love, and be yourself” Gabby Bernstein
Welcome weavers! ILY big time. As the temperature starts to descend, my inspiration to write and share seems to ascend. I think it’s something about the cardigans and cups of tea that Autumn brings. Standing in your cardigan/ Kissing in my car again/ Stopped at a streetlight/ You know I miss you (Taylor Swift “Betty”).As… Continue reading Marvellous March
“You gotta rise above it. You gotta harness in the good energy, block out the bad. Harness. Energy. Block. Bad”.
Who else can relate to the whole Palms-Sweaty-Mom’s-Spaghetti nervous Nellies? I feel them a lot from the most everyday thing-ordering a coffee from the cool kiwi baristas, what if they laugh at my coconut latte order cause it’s all about the oat flat white right now? To the most extreme-talking at a job interview with alarming speed, Ariana-level high pitch, little volume and Sahara-like dry mouth and oh-Gawd-what-am-I-even-saying? Snap back to reality, ope there goes gravity.