I was lucky enough to write a guest post for My Mindful Year about creating and implementing a Self Care Strategy. The brains and the beauty behind the worlds first ‘Pliary’ is not only a fellow Mum, but she is passionate about making a difference to others, and she does this beautifully through her Pliary.…

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Leah Ladson

  “So do I think women can ‘have it all’ when it comes to career and motherhood? You’re damn right I do.”   When motherhood and career collides – can we really have it all and make time for everything that matters to us? Adjusting to life as a working mum comes with a long…

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Since falling down the rabbit hole that is parenthood (ain’t no hood like a motherhood, amiright ladies?), I have 100% never been so lost. I’m starting to find my way back again, to the me that existed pre-children, it’s just a more wiser, older slighty sleep deprived version, Bek 2.0. if you will. My journey…

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Have you ever been asked why you worry so much? Have you ever asked yourself why you worry so much? Mums are notorious worriers from way back. Worrying is built in to our DNA. It is thought that worrying is a beneficial trait of our ancestors that has evolved from our instinctual, primitive response to…

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Are you feeling stuck, like you’re in a rut? Destined to make the same choices or the same mistakes over and over again? It can be really challenging to find ways to feel like you are moving forward, sometimes it seems like you can never change your situation and you have no choice but to…

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It’s funny how before having children I had all the self confidence in the world. Once the tiny humans came along my self confidence just disappeared without a trace, along with my previous life. The older I get the more aware I seem to be of my short comings, the harder I am on myself…

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“When was the last time you made time to do something just for you?” Do you get annoyed when people ask you this? Like, if you had a spare half an hour to go and get a massage and have a glass of wine (at the same time) you would totally be there, but you…

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Procrastinating is like air to me some days, so I have to actively try hard not to procrastinate. My best defence is writing lists… lots of lists. I have to be careful though, because some days I have just too many lists on the go that it overwhelms me and I begin procrastinating. And so…

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girl mindfulness

So we know that adding some mindfulness exercises to our daily routine can help us to focus AND to relieve stress… But for some of us, the thought of adding yet another thing to our to do list (on top of showering, exercising, work, meal prep, school drop off/pickup etc etc) sends us in to a spin!…

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Mindfulness – A millennial buzzword! Despite the practice of mindfulness being around for thousands of years, it has definitely gained popularity and become a fashionable activity in recent times. So how can mindfulness help you to cultivate laser-sharp focus?   Reducing depressive symptoms – Mindfulness techniques can free up your brain and increase working memory…

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