Brave Love – Stories

What I learned about myself when I disconnected, sat and faced my choices

Let me set the scene for you dear reader for what I am about to tell you is one of my biggest life transformations to date. Eight days guided by natural light of the sunrise and sunset. Darkness is met with candlelight. No light switching. No automation. No take away. No junk food. No escaping.… Continue reading What I learned about myself when I disconnected, sat and faced my choices

An internal reckoning – following Muse Magazine article

My interview article has surprisingly quickly become a reference point over the past 48 hours as speaking requests come through. The latest request is once again, at a Melbourne university speaking to Master of Clinical Psych students about living with Bipolar Disorder.   There is much I think that needs to be said - not… Continue reading An internal reckoning – following Muse Magazine article

Muse Magazine Interview Article

When Muse Magazine & SANE Australia approached me for an interview for “The Happiness Issue” I was thrilled at being asked whilst concurrently laughing quietly to myself at the irony of the timing. I was in the throes of a Bipolar episode with depression throwing tiny pebbles at my window, coupled with the exhaustion that… Continue reading Muse Magazine Interview Article

Happiness is…brave love

  Hello lovely souls, Since January I have posted photos of my 'weight' quest and shed 2.5 dress sizes in the process. However, do not be fooled! A lot of bits are still wobbly (quite happily!) and dare I say if I wave my arms I will be able to take off :D(Happiness I think,… Continue reading Happiness is…brave love

The Considered Life

  Good morning dear hearts, So, this morning I woke up to the clearing throats of two children who were itching to hand over their Mothers Day presents they purchased with the $5 bucks their Dad (and my dearest who is currently snoring next to me through the commotion)  gave them each to spend at… Continue reading The Considered Life

Re-writing the mind stories we’ve told ourselves

      "It's not about the weight" PART 3   Re-writing our internal stories. : "Were you hiding behind the weight?" Was a question a treasured friend asked recently. It was a question that stopped me in my tracks and warranted serious thought as I started to unpack the last decade of my life,… Continue reading Re-writing the mind stories we’ve told ourselves

To be seen or not to be seen, that is the question…

  "Its not about the weight" - Update Number 3 To be seen or not to be seen - that is the question.... Now dear readers, even at my heaviest I thought I was a pretty groovy chick, I still rocked it, I thought I was a bit of alright and I lived life, the… Continue reading To be seen or not to be seen, that is the question…

Mind your body

The journey to whole balance with a lived experience of mental illness has required me to undertake a complete overhaul of a lifetime of filters, perceptions, experiences and responses and to closely examine the dichotomy (differences, disconnect, contrast and relationship) between mind, body and spirit and to really understand it. What I have learned during… Continue reading Mind your body

Its not about the weight – Part 2 Finding balance in reverse

  My diagnosis of Bipolar immediately led to onslaught of what I call, the medication menu. Anti-depressants, psychotropics,valproates, benzos (diazapam) and like any tasting menu (except not really tasty or delicious...) - there are after effects.   Those after effects during the past five years included but were not limited to: vomiting, weight gain, brain… Continue reading Its not about the weight – Part 2 Finding balance in reverse

“It’s not about the weight” by Maree Tambasco-Roche

"It's not about the weight" by Maree Tambasco-Roche. (Sounds like a good book title hey? 😉) So okay as many of you know throughout 2016 I embarked on a yoga, histamine, lifestyle, medication, mental health, food, mood balance experiment of sorts... I was trying to work out a balance between mind,body and spirit with a… Continue reading “It’s not about the weight” by Maree Tambasco-Roche