A couple of months after my first son was born, I was really craving some ‘me’ time. I’d worked my way through the first few excruciating weeks of breastfeeding, and I had mostly recovered from birth (physically, at least!); the fog was starting to clear. Finally, the moment arrived: he’d been fed and was asleep, […]

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Is your diet making you anxious? Anxiety encompasses feelings of worry, apprehension, fear and nervousness. These feelings can be difficult to manage and can impede on our ability to live a comfortable life.  For some, feelings of anxiety are characterised by a diagnosed anxiety disorder and might include panic attacks; while for others, anxiety results […]

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Finding effective ways to stay sane during the silly season doesn’t have to make you a scrooge.  In fact, for those of us who identify as introverts, or suffer with social anxiety; setting boundaries and practicing a few key strategies is hugely important, especially at this time of year.  Knowing yourself and your social ‘limits’ […]

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Get mindful.

by Laura Gale

Mindfulness is a bit of a buzzword, bandied about by everyone from psychiatrists to yoga teachers to Instagram influencers.  I’m not sure where I fit on that spectrum but I’m coming at you with it too, and there’s SO many good reasons for that. Without the perceived constraints and intimidation some associate (perhaps mistakenly) with […]

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There’s so much we can do to optimise brain health and mood, and it starts in the kitchen.  The list below is certainly not exhaustive, but they’re some of my favourite options that are easy to get into the diet every day.  Our brains consume a lot of energy through our diets, so it’s important […]

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