Join the Self-Love Movement: The Importance of Self-Love Event


  How often do you prioritise the things in your life which are important to you? The things that make you feel peace, joy, happiness, harmony and love? How often do you do things just for you? You know, without being that person who is also a wife, partner, mother, sister, aunty, friend, doctor, worker, professional, home-maker, chef… that never-ending list of identities we take on as women, forgetting that we too need some TLC.   Tender. Loving. Care. ‘Life is delicious when sweetened with self-love’   And we aren’t just talking about bubble baths and rainbows… we are talking… Continue Reading

Mental Health and Self Love


  Self Love September is all about loving ourselves, and so far we have focused on learning to love our bodies. As was said previously, this was because the weight-loss industry is currently doubling down on its efforts to make us feel like we need their help to make our bodies acceptable for summer. All this is complete rubbish, our bodies are already totally fine for summer, whatever they look like. Self love isn’t always just about loving our bodies, though, it is also about looking after our minds and caring for our mental health. I’ll admit, I can be… Continue Reading

Book Lunch: I Love Who I Am – Igniting Self Worth


  At Leiden we declare this month Self Love September! That’s right we are dedicating the entire month to investigating and celebrating our bods and what’s inside our bods no matter what form it takes.    We recently found out about the launch of a new book that is right up our alley. Canberra author Rachael Torrealba’s new tome I Love Who I am: Igniting Self – Worth  is a match made in heaven for Self Love September. When Rachel encountered the grief of being alienated from her children after a marriage break-up, she couldn’t contemplate reading a single page.… Continue Reading

Learning to Counter ‘Bikini Body’ Bullshit


  It’s September, so what I like to call ‘Bikini Body Bullshit’ is about to reach a fever pitch. That time of year when every second banner on Facebook is reminding you that it’s time to start starving yourself and loathing your body in an effort to be ready for summer. Heaven forbid any of us forget what a terrible sin it is not to have a perfectly flat stomach and thigh gap when the warmer months roll around! So much will be telling us to cut out sugar, grains, dairy, meat, egg yolks, all sustenance, else we look like… Continue Reading

The Just Be Revolution – Join the Rebellion


A Revolution of courage, strength, and love. A Revolution of tolerance, kindness, and confidence. A Revolution to change how we feel about ourselves and to change how we see others.   It sounds good doesn’t it? A world where we not only accept the differences between others and ourselves but also embrace and appreciate them? We still have a long way to go before we get there and an uprising is what we need.   Designer Vicky Kidd-Gallichan has created the Just Be Revolution to do just that.   ‘The Just Be Revolution started as an idea that came from… Continue Reading

On Judgement and Golden Gaytimes


  As many of you may already be aware, TopShop has recently been hosting a Golden Gaytime Crumb Shed pop up. If you didn’t get a chance to go, I can safely say it was so delicious that I would have contemplated another trip up to Sydney purely for another custom made Gaytime. It was doubly exciting for me because ice cream is my favourite food, and to top it off Golden Gaytimes are always one of my top picks. As I was leaving TopShop I came face to face with something that, for a brief moment, kind of killed… Continue Reading