More Time, Less Stress

Stress Busters for Busy Mums Podcast


Although we only have 24 hours in a day, we can make positive choices as to how we spend them.

If you are getting stressed and overwhelmed by juggling too many responsibilities, this week’s podcast is for you._podcastTemplate

Join me as I share 3 steps for you to buy more time in your day.  And you can implement them today!

Deeper Experiences

Stress Busters for Busy Mums Podcast

_podcastTemplateWe can’t tangibly bottle up all the yummy memories of today and keep them forever, but we can still aim to be more engaged in the experiences we are having.  We can enjoy our children more or even enjoy the movie we are watching in a more engaged way.

Join me in today’s podcast where I share 3 strategies you can apply daily, so you can experience deeper, richer and more meaningful experiences.

Survival Mode – In the Trenches of Motherhood

Stress Busters for Busy Mums Podcast

_podcastTemplateSometimes we just have to go into survival mode for some seasons of our lives.  We all know those first few months of having a newborn means hunkering down to just eating, sleeping and keeping baby healthy and well.  Other times are when illness, grief, or other events come into our lives and we find ourselves dropping out of our normal lives  to deal with these.

In this week’s podcast I want to encourage you to seek help, to not do life in isolation at these vulnerable times.  If you are in a good place right now, then I want to encourage you to look around you and lend a hand to those in need.

Seek help from friends, family, doctors, counselors and help-lines.  In Australia, a fabulous resource is Beyond Blue with a 24 hour help line.  In the USA and UK, click on this link for phone numbers of various organisations.




015 It’s Okay To Say No

Stress Busters for Busy Mums Podcast

_podcastTemplateDo you have difficulty saying, “No”?  Do you even think, “No”, is a valid answer?  It’s too easy to say, “Yes”, to so many things that we spread ourselves too thinly, don’t do anything well, and become stressed and anxious because we can’t keep up with everything we are trying to accomplish.

In this week’s podcast, learn how to say,”No”, so you can make room and provide opportunity in your schedule to say a resounding, “Yes!” to the things you are passionate about, and decrease your overall stress at the same time.

Fabulous resources I recommend are:

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results



012 Saving a Life

Stress Busters for Busy Mums Podcast

_podcastTemplateStress and anxiety can be a result of the fear of the unknown, and an inability to control a situation.  So being prepared for an emergency is one of the most valuable investments you can make.

I am encouraging everyone to grab their friends and family and learn basic first aid.  In this week’s podcast I share with you a real-life situation where I had to administer CPR to my 18 day old baby to save his life.  We had a good outcome, but without any training, there is no doubt in my mind, that we would be one child less in our family.

There are no tears in this easy-to-listen-to podcast about a serious topic, and if there’s only one thing you take away from this: remember – get that oxygen in and pump it around to keep the brain alive until help comes.

002 Space In Your Calendar

Stress Busters for Busy Mums Podcast

_podcastTemplateIn this second episode of Stress Busters for Busy Mums, I elaborate on the topic of making space.  This time, we look at creating space in your calendar.

I show you how you can visualise the commitments you have on your calendar and proactively space out them out so you are not trying to do more than you can cope with.

Building on the boundaries we talked about in episode 001 about how we gift the time we have to others, I encourage you to not fear changing appointments around to make your days more manageable.

001 More Sleep & More Time

Stress Busters for Busy Mums Podcast

_podcastTemplateIn this very first episode of Stress Busters for Busy Mums I talk about what a crazy day looks like compared to one where we start well rested.  I give suggestions about how to get to bed earlier and be better rested.  I also talk about one important strategy to de-clutter our day to make space:  saying “no” to taking on more projects than we want to.