Women’s Health

A ritual for spring equinox

Welcoming in the Spring Equinox

Since ancient times, people have celebrated the arrival of spring or autumn at the equinox.  Every six months, in March and again in September, an equinox splits the Earth’s day almost in half, giving us around 12 hours of daylight and 12 of night. This year, our spring Equinox falls on 23 September. Bernadette Bekker, …

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Time to start fitting out

Is it time to start fitting out?

How often do we live our lives trying to fit in?  Striving endlessly to be that person we think we should be? Rather than being our real authentic selves?  Is it time to start fitting out?    Living our life in ‘fit in’ mode is detrimental to our wellbeing.  It can be downright tiring, adding …

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Wine being poured

How to thrive during Dry July

I was recently asked, Can I go through a detox when I stop drinking every day, and how long will it last? The answer is yes and it will be different for everyone. So if you’re thinking #dryjuly, you might want to read on! It’s not just our physical wellbeing that is affected. Often we use …

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Women reaching out receiving a flower

A surprising component of wellness

Often as woman, we’re great at offering to help others whenever we can. We’re great at giving and doing helpful and considerate deeds for others – no questions. But turn that situation around, and we’re not so good at receiving or we have trouble accepting help or asking for it. Saying things like “I’m OK, …

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The underlying cause that could be causing you stress at work

The underlying cause that could be causing your stress at work

When I reflect  on the challenges clients that I’ve coached have faced, there’s been a load of issues around the workplace. A common theme that’s shown up has been “feeling stuck”, a feeling of not being able to move forward or to make changes. On the treadmill and not able to get off. ​ ​​ ​Issues can show up as overwhelm, feelings of not coping, anxiety or depression whic […]

Smoothie or juice?

​You’re not alone if you’re confused by the smoothie and juicing hype and don’t really know why you’d do one over the other. Will this really lead to a healthier life? Or, perhaps you’re wondering what’s the difference? I was recently asked “When you say juicing, do you mean just squeezing the life out of the fruit and veg in a juicer or chopping it up finely in a nutri bullet type thing and drinking all of it? ​It seems like such a waste throwi […]

3 things I learned from a walk in the woods

The day was drawing to a close. 2017 was nearly done. I’d walked the tracks in my neighbouring reserve many times before and was out with our dog Jax for my last reserve walk in 2017. I thought I knew all the tracks. I decided to walk further than usual, it was fabulous being out in one of my favourite places in nature. Next minute, Jax dived off down a bank in a different direction to the way we were going. For some reason, I decided to follow her and noticed a path that I didn’t kn […]

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