Benita's Blog

A source of information and inspiration for women navigating the journey to, and through, motherhood.

7 Journal Prompts for a Mental Health Check-In

December 1, 2021

Mental health. I love that we talk about it more these days. We’re becoming more aware, and more OK with being not OK. (There have been times when I’ve not been OK)   Good mental health doesn’t mean feeling happy and confident 100% of the time and ignoring problems. It’s about living and coping well…

My top 3 for Conscious Consuming at this Time of Year (and I’m not talking about wine)

November 18, 2021

During the past week I’ve listened to several podcasts in which the word ‘consuming’ jumped out at me. And it really got me thinking about what I’m consuming. What about you… what are you consuming… For your mind? For your body? For your soul? Another way of thinking about consuming is: what are you allowing…

Decluttering and Tidying Advice for Mothers 

November 4, 2021

Does clutter cause you stress?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The research says that it does. Although my ultimate goal is for it not to have that effect on me, clutter and mess does cause me stress. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When I’m feeling good it barely bothers me but if I’m feeling overwhelmed or anxious, clutter affects me big time.…

10 tips to Embracing the Motherhood Journey

October 20, 2021

Amongst the unequivocal joy and gift of motherhood, I think too many women struggle alone – both as mothers, and during the journey to become a mother. I did and I have.   Through years of heartache trying to have a baby.   Through the aftershock of becoming an exhausted new Mum with a foggy…

3 ways to Boost your Creativity

October 6, 2021

I grew up believing that I wasn’t creative because I wasn’t good at art (and I haven’t done craft since I was about 10). I was good at school work, I was not the creative one. I held onto that belief for 37 years. I honestly did. And shit it’s a stifling belief. No one…

Ways to instantly raise your vibration (feel good)

September 22, 2021

In need of a lift? Here are 10 vibration-raising (i.e. help you feel better) ideas that work every time for me! Put on some music and dance! We have a ‘pump-up song’ in this house – ‘Levels’ by Avicii – that gets put on when an energy shift is needed! From flat to fantastic in…

Why Everyone Should Experience What It’s Like To Be Coached

September 8, 2021

I think everyone should have a coach, but you would expect me to say that wouldn’t you, when I am one! Over the years I have invested in multiple and extended periods of coaching – with a life coach, business coaches, an intuitive coach and a mindset/success coach. And with each of them I’ve had…

5 Mindset Tips for Entrepreneurial Mums (and Everyone!)

August 27, 2021

Earlier this week I hosted a webinar about Mindset for Entrepreneurial Mums and on it shared many insights, tips and strategies that me and my clients use to thrive in the beautiful blend of motherhood and CEO life. Here are five of my tips from that call:   1. Stay in a growth mindset. In…

Not Now Doesn’t Mean Not Ever

August 11, 2021

I’ve had an awakening in the past few weeks. It’s been an uncomfortable one; an unease rippling under my skin as it slowly revealed itself. Since I started back to paid work in my coaching business about 12 months ago I have been revelling in it, soaking it up, wanting more and more, thinking: yep…

5 tips to embrace the School Holidays with little people at home

December 9, 2020

Are you counting down the days until the school holidays start? Or approaching the holidays with a mixture of emotions, like: excitement, relief, maybe a little bit of dread? Because although you love your kids and enjoy spending time with them, let’s be honest – it can be hard work having them at home all…