A small piece of peace

I often find Saturdays really stressful. I don’t know if it’s because I put so much pressure on myself to be super-productive, cleaning up the mess of the previous week and to get super-rested in preparation for the week ahead. I think that could be why Saturday’s can be stressful for me 🤪 So to all…

Beauty for Ashes

Of one thing I am perfectly sure, God’s story never ends with ashes. -Elisabeth Elliot When my kids were little and I was struggling with Postnatal Depression, sometimes it felt like every day was just another day to get through. My automatic response was to just suck it up and do whatever I had to do,…

Kick that failure feeling

My days are often plagued with guilt. Shame. Disappointment with myself. I’m often sorely disappointed with myself. You should be feeling this way, not that way, I’ll whisper to myself. Then the words of judgment continue… Seriously? Why can’t you just enjoy this moment? Or, why are you so anxious? The fact that you’re freaking…

The Story Keepers Podcast -it’s LIVE!

The Story Keepers Podcast is LIVE!! The Story Keepers Podcast is your invitation to be part of raw, vulnerable and hope-filled conversations. Rather than putting all our energy into maintaining a facade, what if we made the courageous choice to embrace who we are and where we’ve come from. What if we allowed our own…

Her Story: The Day My Life Began

Guest post by Jennifer Lilley Collins: LifeConfetti.   Do you ever think back to a time in your life and wonder how you got through it?   I remember the day the doctor told me I had cancer, the day my world stopped.  I remember my first chemo treatment, sitting in that recliner, watching poison pump…

Dear Me: are we having one of Those Days again?

Today I’m having a good day. But some days, I’m not. That’s the journey of mental illness. Inspired by @HandLWrites & #RUOk?, I’ve written a note to myself, so I can read it on the bad days. I hope it brings you some relief, if you’re having a tough one today. (insert your name here…

Mistakes = An Erasure of Poetry (originally published on kinwomen.com)

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.” – Neil Gaiman   I said horrible things…

Her Story: The Tragedy of Her Lost Story

I was scrolling through Instagram when I saw her. Between photos of stylised homes and pouting selfies, she lay there in the ocean and there was nothing I could do to stop it from happening. There was nothing I could do to stop the closing of her book, the ticking down of her time, the…

Her Story: Liz Ellis’ Struggle (+ Book Giveaway)

Today I’m honoured to bring you Part 2 of our series looking at the journey of fertility. (Click here to read Part 1 – Jodie’s powerful story about loss.) Liz Ellis is one of our country’s favourite athletes. Having captained the Australian netball team for three years, Liz is our most capped international player for the…