How To Be Mentally Strong

When I first watched Amy Morin‘s TEDx talk, I felt immense sadness intertwined with joy. Sadness because Amy has lived through unimaginable amounts of grief. Joy because I could resonated with so much of what she said about how we deal with challenges. Finally, I didn’t feel like such a nutter – someone else was saying the […]

Why Qantas Should Thank Margaret Court For Venting Her Opinion

After considerable news coverage of Margaret Court’s open letter where she ‘threatened’ not to fly Qantas (because they support same-sex marriage), I was prompted to write my own open letter.   Dear Margaret, I realise you’ve had a rough trot lately, following your comments about same-sex marriage and Qantas. Just to refresh your memory, you […]

Why Healthy Inspo Could Make You Unhealthy

When you think of women’s health and wellness, you might think of those stereotypical images. You know the ones. It’s hard to miss them, especially on social media. Health and wellness (including everything from food to fitness and activewear) all looks identically picture perfect. You might see a perfectly proportioned woman who is perfectly poised […]

A Makeup Artist Reveals: What Ugly Women Look Like

This was also published here on The Huffington Post.    “You’re ugly,” said the little girl as she stared me down in an elevator. “Excuse you,” her mother exclaimed with a mix of horror and embarrassment. The mother began to apologise profusely, to which I simply shrugged and smiled. “That’s ok,” I said as the elevator doors […]

3 Secrets To A Good Life (From a 100 Year-Old Woman)

  Up until this point, what has made your life good? There may have been highlights, such as a wedding, birth or some other special event that really left a positive impression. But what about the bigger picture? If you could look back at your life on your 100th birthday, what would you tell others […]