Do You Know The Difference Between Reacting and Responding?

Recently, I was mid-session with my therapist when she stopped me and asked,”Do you know the difference between reacting and responding?”
“I thought they were the same thing,” I replied.
Turns out responding and reacting are very different – and this revelation has been a massive perspective change to how I relate and communicate.

The Birth of a Mother: My Story

I never want to be a blogger that over shares, but as it is Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week I want to tell you the story of my birth as a mother.

What I’ve Learned in 10 Years of Marriage

This is one of my most vivid memories. I was 26 and about to walk down the aisle to the man I loved like none other.
Fast forward 10 years, and I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve learned in a decade of living and loving.

Struggling with Parenthood? The Advice I was Looking For When I Wasn’t Coping With Perinatal Depression and Anxiety

Sometimes the birth of a parent is harder than the birth of a child. For me, it was bloody tough. In those early months, I suffered anxiety, insomnia and panic attacks. All I could think about was walking out the front door and never coming back. As part of PNDA Awareness Week, I spoke with the Terri Smith, the CEO of PANDA, to find out about the symptoms of perinatal depression and anxiety, how you can get help – and how you can support someone you love who is struggling.

Grief, Loss and Bone Handled Knives

Today marks four months since my grandmother, Brownie, made her graceful exit. Even though loss isn’t new to me, I’m struggling with how disorientating and unpredictable grief can be.