I made an important realisation the other day

I made an important realisation the other day. I mean, I knew this – I know this! But I had to be hit in the head with the concept to remember it: When I am in a good place, my kids are in a good place too. In Danish we have a phrase: “Being hit with a drawbar”, which...

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Build a strong relationship with your partner

Relationships are hard! Fifo relationships can be even harder if you don’t have ground rules in place.    So often I hear my clients tell me they feel like they’re loosing the connection with their other half, they don’t talk and laugh together like they used to and...

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Why Does My Man Hurt Me So Much?

Note: for the sake of the flow of this post, it has been written from the perspective of consisting of a male FIFO worker and a female partner at home, however, I am not excluding relationships of any other dynamic, this is merely the perspective I am living and hence...

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Finding Pleasure in Pain

I wrote this post about four months ago. At the time it felt honest and raw, but also incredibly vulnerable, and I didn't feel comfortable posting it. The post briefly goes into my experiences with Tantra, and while this work has been incredibly eyeopening for me and...

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Lavender and Scrambled Eggs

Do you know that feeling… … when you're looking down the barrel of a never ending day of tantrums, rushing, tired kids, not enough time and no idea about dinner? Thursdays are like that for me! Especially when Caleb is away. They start at 6.30 as per normal with me...

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Are you living authentically?

So often we make do with what we’re given. We put our ‘brave face’ mask on and seize the day as it comes at us, and then collapse at night, exhausted from the efforts getting through the day has required. We face the challenges of dealing with colleagues, school...

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FIVE TIPS FOR FIGHTING LONELINESS

Isn't it amazing how your day can be so full; working, looking after kids, looking after the house and then attempting to look after yourself. And then once all your jobs are done, and even if you only get half an hour to relax, loneliness really creeps in. When your...

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A NEW YEAR – A NEW OUTLOOK ON LIFE

One of my clients recently had a lovely spa experience. Over a couple of days she enjoyed solitude with her partner, massages, yoga classes, read books, the stuff we dream about. Yet, rather than fully immersing herself in the experience and soak up this once in a...

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WILL YOU BE YOUR VALENTINE?

Friends and couples all around you get excited as they plan for the big day. The night of nights where Love takes a front seat, everyone HAS to go out for romantic dinners, reminiscing about all the previous romantic dinners... It is Valentine's Day. Or as we like to...

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PURPOSE

For the last couple of years I have been going through a massive self-development, and today I reached a bit of an epiphany. Yesterday was an incredible day. Created by women for women and consisting of a plethora of sisters ranging from the hardcore super passionate...

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SECRETS…

I recently got to witness Alexi Panos and Preston Smiles connect an entire amphitheatre of around 1000 women. They shared their intimate secrets and made it safe for their audience to do the same, all in the name of removing the bricks in the walls we build up to...

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FITNESS LOVE

Just over a year ago I was desperate to get back into training, I've been a dancer from I was two years old, but in my thirties I swapped it for yoga and Pilates classes. However, I struggled getting to classes, I was either at work or looking after the kids, and I'd...

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LONLINESS

You're sitting at home 'alone'. The kids are in bed, they're in the house with you, yet you still feel lonely. Hubby is back at work. Today you've forced yourself out of bed. You got to sleep too late last night, because rather than just turning out the lights, you...

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IT’S NOT ALL PEACHY

So, your man is home. Not quite what you hoped for this time either? As FIFO women we spend so much time thinking and worrying about the 'on stint', when your man is away and you're left to hold the fort. It's a hard slog, you have to pull out all your strength from...

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VOL.I: LEARNING AND LIFE CHANGES

The last 24 months have been incredible for me. I have engaged in so much training and development, and have learned so much that I nearly lost my breath for a while. It has been beyond amazing, and the tools I now have at my disposal are out of this world. And I want...

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IT DOESN’T GET EASIER

Caleb got an email on Wednesday saying that Thursday's fly-out had been postponed due to a cyclone evacuation and to contact the office Friday afternoon for an update. Sweet mother of all winds!!! While I would never wish for a cyclone, and sincerely hope that no-one...

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FINDING YOUR JOY

Some days things just work out... do you remember those days? Have you had one recently? Or has it been a while? Well today, I suddenly had to stop and take stock, because there were my kids, creating their own game, announcing to me how from now on they're going to...

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MAKING TIME FOR JOY

In my last blog post, I wrote about the importance of creating a list of what makes you feel joy. It is impossible to create a solid self-care routine, if you don’t know what really makes you happy and feel full and excited because self-care starts with knowing what...

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