5 Real Solutions to Addiction and Burnout


A few weeks ago, I took some quiet time for 24 hours. During that time I discovered an unexpectedly compelling and captivating book Choose Yourself, in which I discovered that the author, James Altucher, had some great insight into burnout.

Not only did he provide a really interesting take on burnout, but James has a writing style that makes you want to keep reading just one more page, even if you don’t agree with all that he is saying.

This man knows how to string an engaging sentence together and he had me hooked from page 1 right through to the end. Continue reading

Where is the Sound of Silence?

Over the weekend, I decided to take a 24 hour hiatus.  I had been desperately searching for the sound of silence for a few months and I couldn’t wait any longer.

I was quite surprised by the insights  that the weekend brought me and at the same time I also was not surprised at the power of what happened when I stepped back from the doing of my day to day life. Continue reading

4 Reasons Why You May Be Suffering Stressful Insomnia Symptoms!

Do you have trouble getting to sleep at night?
If you do get to sleep, do you have trouble staying asleep?
Do you find it extremely difficult to get out of bed in the morning?

If this is you, unfortunately you are not alone.  The stats on insomnia symptoms are growing at an alarming rate.

But, we can focus on the grim statistics, OR how about instead we focus on some of the reasons why insomnia symptoms may be an issue for you, and set about creating new behaviours to help you out.

Getting a good nights sleep is one of the single most important things that you can do for health and wellbeing.

HERE ARE 4 REASONS WHY INSOMNIA SYMPTOMS MAY BE TROUBLING YOU. Continue reading

3 Things to Know about Work Stress

We all experience a little work stress from time to time, and a little stress is actually good for us. But do you know when you have stepped over that line?

Do you listen to the needs of your body in those times and are you aware of the stress indicators that are trying to get your attention?

From 2005 to 2010 I ran my own small business – the wrong way!  The amount of stress I experienced as a result of not taking care of my own needs in the process was debilitating and a life changer (actually in the end for the better).

I had to reach an enormous low – that of bankruptcy, burnout and a relationship breakdown to really take a serious look at my life.   Continue reading

5 Tips on How to Relieve Stress in Just Two Minutes

Oh the irony of it all. I had wanted to write a post on how to relieve stress in just two minutes, to help to bring you back into balance quickly after a stressful event.

Just before I started writing it, I had an awkward exchange with someone that caused my “stress levels” to rise.  I felt my blood pressure go up, my heart rate increase and I felt shaken up.  My body was basically going into “fight or flight” mode and I needed to quickly do some of these two minute techniques that I’m about to tell you about.  I just laughed to myself at the irony.  So, I straight away put into practice some of these valuable yogic breathing and other calming tools that I have been using these last few years. Continue reading

3 Solutions to Adrenal Fatigue : Women There is a Less Stressful Way

Over this last generation, women have moved out of largely staying in the traditional role of taking care of the family and home duties.  It seems however, that women have moved into a new phase of not only being able to HAVE IT ALL, but trying to DO IT ALL.

So much has shifted and this is taking some adjusting to!! Women, more so than men, often care take everyone around them, but unfortunately this leads to many women feeling extremely depleted, not caring for their own needs and becoming stressed and wornout and dealing with many levels of adrenal fatigue. Continue reading

The Link Between Stress, Adrenal Fatigue and How to Heal.

I’m so glad you’ve found your way here. This is where you get the link between stress, adrenal fatigue and how to heal.

I was always very familiar with the short term symptoms of how stress affected me.

I would feel my blood pressure rising and a constriction in my head.  I felt anxiety and an inability to relax easily.  I would find my breathing getting very shallow and occasionally I also suffered with headaches & insomnia.

In past situations, these symptoms usually subsided within a day or two and I felt back to “normal”. Continue reading