You Can Have Your Cake and Eat it Too: Replenishing our Well

In order to give, we must have something to give.

It's such a great feeling knowing you make a difference in the lives of others. Whether you inspire others to be better, are that helping hand or a special shoulder to cry on, these times call on our energy and our physical and emotional resources. Tending to our well is vital, not only to sustain ourselves, but more importantly for our own happiness.

Replenishing our own well requires us to stop and do things that make us happy - purely for the feeling of it. Filling our well isn't hard, it's just a matter of habit.

Self-love and self-care have been a fundamental part of my life for more than 10 years. Louise Hay was an inspiration in my life and she taught me that it's not only ok to love yourself, it's actually essential. Personally, I love to give. Although, time and time again, I have had to learn the value of putting myself first, not only to be the best person I can be, but to also be both physically and emotionally supportive to those who come into my life.

Here are some of the things I do on a daily and weekly basis to replenish my well...


  • Meditating every morning

  • Rebounding for 10 minutes

  • Singing or dancing to music at every chance I get

  • Consuming watermelon

  • Utilising Australian Bush Essences

  • Having affirming thoughts in my mind

  • Being deliberate with my intentions for the day

  • Connecting with friends or family either in person or via phone

  • Playing with my children and nephews

  • Playing with my cat, dog and goat

  • Walking my dog


  • Yoga

  • Hikes

  • Beach walks

  • Bike riding

  • Beach swims

  • Classical Voice lessons

  • Singing in a choir

  • Taking tap dance classes

  • Daytime naps

  • Painting

In addition to the above, I have a monthly healing with my fabulous friend Julie and I also reach out to a qualified therapist for both mine and my children's emotional support.

All of the above puts me in a state or pure bliss, enabling me to give out so much love and joy. Best of all, it makes me happy :)

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