Imperfect

I’ve been back into my long walks recently and 11 hours of listening to Wayne Dyer’s Ultimate Library on Audible has kept me company for much of it (along with T. Swizzle’s “Lover” obvs.). This statement struck me and has been on replay in my mind ever since… “My time, my wine, my spirit, myContinue reading “Imperfect”

Put yourself out there

It can be scary being visible. Especially when your default setting is hide behind the pot plant. I love to write-to write-to write but the sharing-is-caring part was trickier. One night in late September 2016 (I think it was a Thursday), I woke up and sat bolt upright. I had an idea, “A personal blogContinue reading “Put yourself out there”

Fearsome

As you may have now realised, I’m a self-help junkie. I love a fix of the law of attraction, an attitude of gratitude and a recital of affirmations. One of the topics often explored in the self-help realm is facing fear. Fear of failure, fear of being criticised, fear of the Kardashians inheriting the earth,Continue reading “Fearsome”

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!

It can be scary to change, to turn and face the strange. Even if our old ways are no longer helpful, at least they’re comfortable and familiar. Feeling blah is like an old worn out couch with an Yvette-shaped groove. Yes, it should be out in hard rubbish but I’ve spent so much time here.Continue reading “Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!”

Goodnight Sweetheart

There is much focus on the morning routine and as you know dear reader, I’m a big fan of the 4.30am edge. But if you don’t get some solid sleep before hand, you may end up punching your alarm clock rather than punching the air with enthusiasm in the morning. We are probably all familiarContinue reading “Goodnight Sweetheart”

Yvette vs. world: Spring edition

It’s that time again, spring is springing. Jasmine fills the nostrils, blossoms bloom, baby birdies chirp and the sun comes out (in between rain and gale-force winds if you’re in Melbourne). A perfect time to reflect, renew and try some new things on my quest to being the best version of Vettie I can be.Continue reading “Yvette vs. world: Spring edition”

I get by with a little help from my friends

Did you think that I’m functioning as a normal person all on my own? Oh no, I have a team of specialists working around the clock on it. It’s taken time and money to realise the benefits of having a team of experts on your side. You know that Seinfeld episode where George says, ‘OhContinue reading “I get by with a little help from my friends”

The Kindness of Strangers

I’ve always depended on the kindness of strangers. Me and Blanche DuBois. A door held open, a knowing smile, a train seat offered, a thank you. Don’t fool yourself, these things do make a big difference to both the giver and recipient of the act of kindness. Increased levels of oxytocin, serotonin, endorphins lead toContinue reading “The Kindness of Strangers”

Help me help you

Hello, my name’s Yvette and I’m an addict. My addiction du jour? Self-help books. All kinds, I’m not discriminating. Books about worthiness, happiness, wealthiness, cleanliness (it’s surely next to godliness!). Sell it to me with the promise of brighter better me at the end and I’m a sucker for it. I’m a slave for you.Continue reading “Help me help you”

Good Morning Sunshine

If you told me previously I’d be getting up before 5am I would’ve called you a God damn liar! But I am now a bonafide early bird and loving it. The first 45 minutes of how you spend your day have been found to have the biggest impact on the quality of the rest ofContinue reading “Good Morning Sunshine”