How to show love to your wife | Tips for a happy marriage

Are you wanting to show love to your wife? Good! Today is the day my husband proposed to me, exactly one year ago – June 9th, 2015. We got married last November and since then – well, a lot has happened, to say the least. My hubby is an awesome guy, he really is. He […]

Learning from failed relationships | What your ex can reveal about you

Learning from failed relationships | What your ex can reveal about you

Urgh. Crappy stuff happens to me all the time. I have lost jobs, had disastrous relationships, I have been injured, I have lost important things, I have felt terrible pain. We all have, right? Failed relationships are always hard. For the most part, I have been blessed with really quite wonderful men in my life […]

long-term stress

How to deal with long-term stress or chronic stress

When I have to deal with a problem, I often ask myself the question, “Will this be a problem in an hour? Will this be a problem in a day? Will this still be a problem in a week, a month, a year?” Often the answer helps me to clarify how much attention I should […]

Why do bad things happen to good people

Why do bad things happen to good people?

I like to think of myself as a good person but bad things happen to me all the time. In fact, bad things happen to all people all the time. I have yet to meet or hear of anyone who has not had bad or tough times come to them. Bad things happening are a […]

nurture yourself

How to nurture yourself when you’re feeling bad

Do you need to nurture yourself a bit more? Times are tough for me right now. That’s life, eh? So I need to nurture myself. I have had lots of happy moments in the last few years, but lots and lots of sadness too. Life goes up and down and I have written before about […]

how to say no and not feel guilty

How to say no and get away with it (& not feel guilty)

It can be hard to know how to say no. Sometimes I feel like I am doing way too much. I am constantly trying to make people happy and to “check all the boxes” in my life. This can lead me to feel tired, drawn and, at the end of the day, like I am […]

honeymoon phase marriage

Honeymoon phase: 9 things I’ve learned since getting married

Are you in the honeymoon phase? Marriage is awesome – seriously, get freakin’ married if you can. Both the hubby and I agree that we are not sure how we managed to get by before. Before I married my Noodle*, I was an independent woman who looked after herself. Now that I am a-wedded, I […]

terrible things happen to good people

The terrible things in my life that have gone wrong (& why they’re not so bad)

It’s true, terrible things do happen to good people. I have led a charmed life, gifted with many great things. I won’t list them all here because I don’t want to sound like a bragger or “up myself” as we say in my home country of Australia. You see, there’s nothing worse in Australia than […]


How to make people think you’re sexy – 14 sure-fire tips

So, how sexy are you – really? Sexiness is something that doesn’t come naturally to some – but the good news is – there are many ways to “fake it” and convince the object of your desire that you are god’s gift to man (or woman) kind. Here, we examine what sexiness is and how […]


Do men need more emotional space than women?

Have you heard that men need more emotional space? My man needs a lot of personal space. I am only really starting to work this out, despite having first met him nearly five years ago. I follow him around the house, I talk over his favourite TV shows, I try to cuddle up to him […]

My partner taking anger out on me | Emotional abuse

Why is my partner taking his (or her) anger out on me?

Taking anger out on someone is never OK, but we all do it. Sometimes we are mean to our partners, or those who are closest to us. Sometimes people that we love, are mean to us for no reason. Or “for no good reason”. When humans are stressed, they can take their anger and frustrations […]

Should you take your husband’s name? The pros and cons

Should you take your husband’s name? The pros and cons

When women get married, should they take their new husband’s name, or keep their maiden name, or even come up with something completely new? Here are the pros and cons of keeping your name, or taking your husband’s name.


The 8 signs of being in love: How to know when you’re truly in love

Lucky you – are you thinking that maybe you’re in love? Love is the world’s greatest gift, and it is one of the deepest benefits of being human – having the capacity to love and be loved. There have been times in my life when I have felt so far away from any love. Life […]