A New Season

For a long time I’ve felt like I am heading towards an end of a season – and a beginning of a new one. The way I have been working and sharing my work has become unsustainable. I have lost the connections I had when I was blogging – and social media has taken over; somehow devaluing my work and casting a huge shadow over everything.

Driving home the other day I was listening to this podcast. I have followed Pia’s incredible work for years and listening to her thoughts about social media (and her hiatus from it) made me realise how much I was also yearning for a change. I felt almost ashamed of how much of my time Instagram was consuming (daily!) and how it had started affecting my wellbeing. I felt like I had missed a huge chunk of the past so many years, buried deep in my screen.

Even just the thought of taking a break from social media – or better yet giving it up altogether – made me feel uplifted, happy and free. It made me think of all the other ways I could connect, share and be inspired, and express my creativity, but do so in a more sustainable, meaningful way.

So, I am excited about this new chapter. I don’t yet know exactly what it will entail or whether it will even be the “right” way forward, but I’m willing to give it a go – and I hope you will follow along.

The Natural Bedding Company

Let’s talk about sleep – or rather the lack of it…It’s no secret having kids tends to change your sleeping patterns – usually for worse. In my case, having a solid nights sleep is a very rare occasion.

I first started looking into the importance of sleep during my Health Coach days and found out there are quite a few things you can do to try and get a better nights sleep.

Keeping your bedroom calm in terms of colours and decorations might help, and I would highly recommend leaving the phone in another room altogether!

Opt for natural bedding materials as much as possible. Organic cotton and pure linen are great options.

Finally – and most importantly – invest in a good mattress. This is actually something I overlooked for a number of years. Tossing our old mattress felt like such a waste, even though I knew it probably wasn’t helping my back problems and restless sleep. It wasn’t until I came across The Natural Bedding Company that I was convinced that there were much better options available! 

Made locally here in Sydney, these mattresses are an incredible showcase of passion and dedication for craftsmanship and high quality materials. 

Made up of carbon neutralised organic latex and soft Australian Downs wool, this mattress is made without any harmful chemicals.

Needless to say I slept like a baby in my new bed, only to be awaken by laughing kookaburras at sunrise.

PS. We ended up giving our mattress away for free and hopefully extending its lifetime by a few more years. My other option would have been to organise a collection with Softlanding, where they would have been able to recycle most of the mattress.

The mattress was kindly gifted to me by The Natural Bedding Company, but all opinions are my own.