Salmon Bites

These salmon bites are gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free

Salmon Bite Ingredients

Turmeric, ground
Coriander, fresh or ground
Garlic, freshly pressed clove or dried granules
Pepper
Sesame Seeds, white of black
Chilli (Optional), powder, flakes or fresh
Olive Oil … More Salmon Bites

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Exhaustion and the Effects of Sugar Addiction

About 4 years ago I realised I was an addict. In order to kick my drug addiction I needed to get honest about my relationship to my drug of choice – refined sugar.

First of all, I needed to realise that my sugar addiction was my baby, it was my comfort, my friend… and it was time to cut the cord.

But going cold turkey did not appeal to me. That seemed a bit harsh. … More Exhaustion and the Effects of Sugar Addiction

Lemon Coconut Ice

This coconut ice is gluten free, dairy free, refined-sugar free, vegan

Coconut Ice Ingredients

125g copha
3-4 tablespoons coconut cream
½ cup raw unprocessed honey or vegan sweetener
250g desiccated coconut
Zest of one lemon
Freshly squeezed juice of ½ a lemon
Yellow food colouring … More Lemon Coconut Ice

Coconut Ice

This coconut ice is gluten free, dairy free, refined-sugar free, vegan

Coconut Ice Ingredients

125g copha
3-4 tablespoons coconut cream
½ cup raw unprocessed honey or vegan sweetener
250g desiccated coconut
crushed raspberries/beetroot powder/pink or red food colouring … More Coconut Ice

My Relationship with My Breasts (Breast Trilogy – Part 1)

The first memory I have relating to my breasts is at 11 years old. I was in 6th grade (primary school) and liked the idea of wearing a bra. My breasts had not begun to grow yet but I was interested in wearing a bra anyway. So I wore a bra to school underneath my uniform. I don’t remember the finer details of this but I do remember feeling a little clandestine about it, like I shouldn’t be doing what I was doing.

At this time I remember fantasising about what type of breasts I would like – big ones, small ones, soft ones, hard ones, attention grabbing ones, perky ones, etc. etc. … More My Relationship with My Breasts (Breast Trilogy – Part 1)

Very Early Signs of Pregnancy: My Breasts Told Me I Was Pregnant (Twice!)

I have been pregnant twice in my life and both times the first very early sign of these pregnancies came from my breasts.

My First Pregnancy (2007)

In my first pregnancy I knew I was pregnant a few days after conception:

My breasts had grown larger, were more full and were very tender. … More Very Early Signs of Pregnancy: My Breasts Told Me I Was Pregnant (Twice!)

Why self care in labour is the right thing to do

During my first pregnancy in 2007 I prepared to have a ‘natural’, pain medication free birth. I thought that having a ‘natural’ birth would be what was best for my baby and myself.

So when my waters broke at 38 weeks and 4 days we went into the hospital armed with our birth plan that stated all our wishes for a pain medication free labour.

As I wasn’t experiencing any contractions as yet and was only 1cm dilated, we returned home and waited. … More Why self care in labour is the right thing to do

Anxiety Is Not Something You Just Have To Put Up With – There Is Another Way

I knew something was amiss in the world at an early age. I struggled to understand why people didn’t want me to be how I felt inside, which was; strong, tender, sensitive, delightful, insightful, lovely. Instead people around me gave me a lot of signals to be anything but all of that. They wanted me to comply, to not ‘rock the boat’, to not speak truth or challenge what they said, to stay quiet in the background (be invisible) and not cause trouble, and most certainly to not be ‘difficult’. So, to a big extent I did all of these things that were directly or indirectly asked of me. … More Anxiety Is Not Something You Just Have To Put Up With – There Is Another Way

Supporting Your Child to Value Themselves and Their Space

From day one when our child is born we care for them. We change their nappies, we feed them, we support them to sleep, we love them.

As they grow older we teach them to wipe their bottoms, we teach them how to use a knife and fork, we support them to play respectfully with others.

And then there comes a time when it is important for our child to accept responsibility to care for themselves where possible … More Supporting Your Child to Value Themselves and Their Space