Sugar, anxiety and insomnia…and other tips to get you to sleep better tonight!

I have always been able to switch off my bedside light and fall asleep within minutes. Even on my travels, often sleeping in youth hostels sharing rooms, it wasnt an issue for me. Ever. When my son turned one a year ago, it changed. For his 1st year I slept well in between multiple nightContinue reading “Sugar, anxiety and insomnia…and other tips to get you to sleep better tonight!”

My sugar detox journal – confession time! What’s your WHY?

I never remember very clearly how it starts – it always seems a bit blurry.   But then I find myself finishing an entire piece of the most delicious, moist carrot cake on a Sunday morning.  How did this happen…?  How is it possible to go from super motivated and focused, to stuffing my faceContinue reading “My sugar detox journal – confession time! What’s your WHY?”

My sugar detox journal…hidden sugars to watch out for!

I finished my 21 days of trying my best to go off sugar. Although I am happy with my progress,  I am not entirely happy with how the 21 days went. Why?  I had about 4 “cheat” days I didn’t cut out ALL sugar (for example: Honey, fruit and certain refined carbs) I don’t thinkContinue reading “My sugar detox journal…hidden sugars to watch out for!”

What the sugar?? My sugar detox journal…

I am doing a sugar detox for 21 days. I am currently on day 6. Why I decided to do a sugar detox? I feel that I have become addicted to sugar and that it was starting to affect my mood in a negative way. It is a personal mission of mine to achieve mentalContinue reading “What the sugar?? My sugar detox journal…”

All of this unpacking is getting me nowhere…

“I got hijacked at gun point infront of the psychologist’s practise at her house in Cape Town…” The journey of mental and emotional wellness looks different for every single person… For the past 8 years or so I have been struggling on and off with bouts of anxiety and depression which was mainly linked toContinue reading “All of this unpacking is getting me nowhere…”