On Radio Silence

On Radio Silence

I've taken an unintended, and exceptionally long break from writing on my blog, or updating my business Facebook page, The Rad Bitch Girl Gang, and from coaching in general for pretty much the entirety of this year so far.

To be perfectly honest, part of that is procrastination, and another part of that is fear of not knowing how to put my thoughts into words that really make sense. But the biggest part of why, is that I've needed the space to process, to reflect, to heal and to learn.

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On Doing What Must Be Done

On Doing What Must Be Done

Working super hard on something that you're super passionate about can be incredibly exciting and inspiring, but when your reality doesn't meet the expectations you'd set for yourself, it can be absolutely soul-destroying.

So what do you do when that happens?

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On The Importance of Taking Time Out

On The Importance of Taking Time Out

It was starting to become clear that both my boyfriend and I were long overdue for some time out of the house and away from our desk - with a few little technical glitches popping up and testing my patience to prove it.

Taking an extended break isn't a priority for us right now, but we weren't about to let that stand between us and a relaxed few days together.

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Self Care Sunday: On Maintaining A Beautiful Space

Self Care Sunday: On Maintaining A Beautiful Space

With the beginning of the New Year, I'm committing to a new special series here on the blog, dedicated to Self Care Sunday. Each week I'll share about what Real Self Care looks like in practice for me. And I'm starting off with something which may not actually seem like a self care practice: CLEANING HOUSE - LITERALLY.

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On 2015: A Year In Review

On 2015: A Year In Review

I'm not really one for big New Years Eve parties, and to be honest I hope to spend the night at home with a couple of my besties watching Madonna movies and drinking Sailor Jerry's in my pyjamas.

But before any of that happens, I like to spend some time reflecting on the year that was. I think that this is really important, because it's really easy to just allow the days to float on by with indifference, but when I stop and take stock I'm always struck by just how much has happened.

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On Things to Do When You're Feeling Just A Little Bit Shit

On Things to Do When You're Feeling Just A Little Bit Shit

So on the back of the icky and stressful feeling week, I decided to share some of the things I like to do to boost my mood and make myself feel like a bit more of a Rad Bitch. Some of these are big things, and some of them are quick and easy wins, because let's face it, when we're feeling a just a little bit shitty is not always the time when we're at our most patient - well I'm certainly not anyway!

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On Why I Called My Brand 'Rad Bitch'

On Why I Called My Brand 'Rad Bitch'

Rad Bitch is about supporting women to empower themselves, to own their voices, stand up for themselves and express their views with confidence.

Rad Bitch is inspired by the incredible, radical women who have, and do stand up together to carve out space for us to speak up and shine in our own ways.

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On Saying "No" to Unnecessary Crazy

On Saying "No" to Unnecessary Crazy

It's the difference between trying to build up walls and dismissing other people as soon as I've decided that they're too hard to deal with, and learning that there are ways of setting boundaries without being a total dick.

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On Those Days When Things Just Don't Go to Plan

On Those Days When Things Just Don't Go to Plan

Let's be honest here, we all have days when things just don't go the way we would like them to. Things break, the traffic holds us up, a payment you were relying upon gets delayed - it's totally frustrating, right? Well how we feel about any given situation at any point in time, is always valid, and we're entitled to feel however we choose. How we feel about a situation isn't going to change what has already happened.

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On The Artful Business Conference 2015

On The Artful Business Conference 2015

Thank you so much to everyone who has made Artful 2015 so awesome! Thank you for the hugs, the high fives, the inspiration and encouragement, the thoughts, tears and the belly laughs. I appreciate everything we shared and learned together over the last two days.

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On Letting Go of Fear: Dead Weight and Pink Balloons

On Letting Go of Fear: Dead Weight and Pink Balloons

And as the conference started to loom closer, I could feel myself starting to slip back into some of those old patterns - although thankfully, I've kept to my limit of two coffees a day, and I haven't taken up smoking again.

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On Contributing to the Conversation About Feminism

On Contributing to the Conversation About Feminism

Over the last month or so, there have been a bunch of things happening in what you might generally describe as "Progressive Spaces" created by people who consider themselves to be free thinking and open minded. Some of it great, some of it problematic, and some of it down right disgusting - from all sides.

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On Being An Upstander and Why it Matters.

On Being An Upstander and Why it Matters.

I honestly hadn't realised how much I'd accepted people throwing negative comments at me until someone stepped in and made it absolutely clear how NOT ok it was.

I hadn't realised how much it meant to me that other people didn't care enough to say anything until somebody did.

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On Turning 30 and Lessons in Letting Go

On Turning 30 and Lessons in Letting Go

Now, the idea of turning 30 doesn't worry or stress me out at all (in fact, I've been excited about becoming this age for a few years now), so I haven't exactly spent the last few months poring over blog posts, or articles on news sites about all of the stupid shit I supposedly "MUST DO/BE/HAVE BEFORE 30". 

What has happened over the last couple of weeks, is that I've been noticing the STUFF I've let go of over the years, particularly in the years since high school. 

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