Hone in on your own special brand of awesome

Last Monday I created and launched a project that I am incredibly proud of. It’s something that has made everything seem worth it, and I can already see the good that it’s done. But mostly, I’ve seen how much it is greatly needed.

The Babe Collective is a space created for women to express themselves and celebrate their awesome.

In a week and a half, I’ve collected nearly 800 babes who, despite not always feeling the most confident, most interesting, most amazing people (even though they all are) are able to find the good in themselves, and share it in this safe space, and it’s so amazing. These women are all strong, all beautiful, fascinating, intelligent, generous, inspiring, wonderful people – my hope is that this space starts to show them all of these things and more, and it feels like, for the most part, it’s working, with regular themes and strategies to actively practice their self-love.

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How to find the positive in your mental health diagnosis

I still very vividly remember when I first realised that I had anxiety. Partly because of the way I realised, but mostly because when I did realise/had it pointed out to me by my gorgeous Mum, it was one of those, “Umm… Duh Miranda!”-moments, and I kind of felt really silly because of course I had anxiety!

At least, that’s the way I felt at the time.

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8 Tips to Waking Up Happier – Kaleidoscope Blog

Good morning lovely ones! Or perhaps you’re reading this because you didn’t have such a good morning?


Either way, I am proud to announce that I am now a Body + Soul Contributor over at Kaleidoscope Blog, so I will be writing some featured posts on the fabulous lifestyle blog each month. There are plenty of tips and recipes on Kaleidoscope from a variety of beautiful writers on food, style, lifestyle, blogging and happiness in general, so it’s a great place to get inspiration when you need it.

My post this month is all about waking up with more joy and enjoying early mornings, so if you struggle getting up with the sun, but would like to, this is definitely the post for you. Head on over to Kaleidoscope Blog for all my nutrition and lifestyle tips – you’d be surprised how simple, but effective they are.

Embracing Your Flaws:: Featured Post

I know it’s been quite a while since I’ve written a piece for you guys, but I’ve finally found some inspiration, and I’ve been featured on the Endeavour College of Natural Health blog, ‘Wellspring’, with a piece that is all about embracing your flaws.

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As someone who has overcome a lot of self-doubt and poor self-esteem, I’m a big believer in the power of learning to love yourself, so this post gives you a step-by-step guide to do that, with the dorky-style brilliance you can usually expect from yours truly. I’ve tried not to make it too “woo-woo” – because, let’s be honest, that doesn’t always resonate with me – but sometimes you have to get a bit weird and gushy about yourself in order to truly appreciate who you are. It’s not like anyone is going to see or hear you doing it, so the way I see it, is that it doesn’t really matter what you look or sound like when you do, especially if it means you get to feel so much better about yourself!

After you’ve read it, let me know in the comments below – what is something you love about yourself?

Don’t forget to grab a ticket to my Nutrition for Fatigue workshop tomorrow night at Little Tokyo Two, Spring Hill, Brisbane, 6pm-7.30

5 Tips for Productivity (from someone who has been pretty bad at it in the past)

You know, working from home, or alone can be super hard sometimes, right? Well, it is for me at least.

But I’m having one of those I’m-on-a-freaking-ROLL moments right now due to a whole host of things that have happened over the last few weeks, so I thought I’d share the, uh, “secrets to my success” (yes, getting shit done is a measure of success for me, even if I don’t yet have much to show for it) because exams are also a thing that are happening for people, and I think you guys could totally benefit from the things I’ve learned while flailing about.

1. Get yourself a planner system of some sort

This seems obvious, but DUDE – I have been struggling with my system all year and it totally sucks.

I had a diary – nope!

I used To-Do lists – nope!

I tried online planners – NOPETY NOPE NOPE NOPE!

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Breaking the habit

It’s always a nice feeling when you realise you’ve changed a habit that you’ve been struggling with.

This happened to me yesterday. I was sitting in the cinema with my friend Tiffany about to watch That Sugar Film. We’d just purchased some chocolate treats from Koko Black (after having veggie-filled Vietnamese soups for lunch at that place in Westfield Indooroopilly – holy moly, they were good!) and after having 4 dark chocolate covered hazelnuts, I realised I didn’t want anymore. I happily folded the bag of chocolates and put them in my bag. I wasn’t doing it out of punishment or to hide it from myself, I was simply very satisfied by the few morsels that I’d had and didn’t want to have anymore. That was it. Had a really said “no” to more chocolate?

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