It’s a topic I have explored deeply over the last few years, so much so that I have created a business around prioritising rest. 


Because I never really valued rest. I always thought it was a waste of time, there were always so many other more important things to do. But when I found I was sleeping 8-9 hours a night, yet I was still waking up feeling exhausted, I knew something wasn’t right.  I had all the blood tests done, my iron was a bit low, but nothing could explain the lack of energy and depletion I felt.

We go through life thinking we’ve rested because we’ve had enough sleep — but in reality many of us are waking up feeling exhausted because we’re lacking rest in lots of different areas of our life. 

Rest is also not valued by society, so we don’t prioritise it. But it’s the #1 problem I hear from women who come on retreat over the years.

We’ve been conditioned to keep going no matter what. To turn on our superwoman powers so we can keep up with the fast paced, over-culture we live in, one where we’re over-achieving, over-producing and over-giving wins every time.

And it’s leaving us chronically tired as a result. 

A few years ago I came across Dr Saundra Dalton-Smith talk about rest, and she explained that we need seven types of rest in order to truly thrive. I felt it explained why the answer to exhaustion, depletion and burnout  isn’t simply to get more sleep, it’s identifying the types of rest you need in different areas of your life and then adopting small daily habits and routines to replenish them.

If you’re waking up feeling exhausted, or you struggle with your energy day to day, you may be experiencing a rest deficit in a particular area of your life. So let’s explore the seven areas now.

1. Physical Rest 

The first type of rest we need is physical rest – both passive and active. Passive rest is sleeping and taking a nap. Active rest is things like yoga, pilates, massage or gentle stretching. Any activity that helps improve the body’s circulation and flexibility.

Signs that you have a physical rest deficit are body aches and pain, stiffness in your shoulders and jaw, or swelling in your legs and feet after sitting at your desk all day.

If your body feels physically tired, you need to prioritise more physical rest. If you struggle to get a good night’s sleep, look at your evening and morning routines. How you start your day and end your day will have a big impact on the quality of your sleep. 

2. Mental Rest 

The second type of rest we need is mental rest. When you feel mentally tired, it feels like you have dozens of tabs open in your mind all at once and you struggle to concentrate. If you are mentally tired, you might find it difficult to fall asleep at night because your mind is racing, and you struggle to quieten the mental chatter. Or you walk into a room to get something, and you can’t remember what you came in to get. If you struggle to concentrate or recall information, you need mental rest. It’s time to start closing down those tabs in your head.

Practicing mindfulness, having a meditation practice, and pausing regularly throughout your day, will help to calm your overthinking mind and give your mind the rest it needs.

3. Sensory Rest 

The third type of rest we need is sensory rest. In today’s technological world, we are bombarded by sensory inputs. Phones pinging, the light in the office or the backlight of your phone and computer, the noise of the TV, or your kids iPad playing in the background.  The number one way most of us respond to sensory overload is irritation, agitation, or anger. If you have a sensory rest deficit, you may find that you feel good at the beginning of the day, but by the end of the day you’re irritable, short-tempered and frustrated.

The best way to get sensory rest is to be aware of your surroundings. Unplug from as many sensory inputs as you can and be aware of how these inputs negatively impacts your behaviour day to day and adjust accordingly.

4. Emotional Rest 

The fourth type of rest we need is emotional rest. This is the rest we experience when we feel calm and we’re able to be real and authentic with others in how we feel. Many of us carry quite a bit of emotional baggage around with us and we struggle to be honest and share our feelings with others.  

If you’re suffering from an emotional rest deficit you may feel the weight of the emotional burden you carry, all those expectations and pressure, and you suppress your feelings instead of sharing them. You may feel you have to self-silence and keep your emotions in check, you may also feel the constant need to please others.

Emotional rest requires the courage to be authentic. To speak up for what you need and be free to express how you feel with those closest to you.

If you’re in need of emotional rest, you’re probably in need of social rest as well.

5. Social Rest 

The fifth type of rest we need is social rest.

When we have a social rest deficit, it means we’re spending too much time with people who drain our energy. Social rest is the rest we feel when we’re in solitude or when we’re around positive people who give us energy. Most of us spend a lot of our time around people who need a lot of our energy.

If you feel like you never get time for yourself or, you feel like everyone is constantly draining your energy, it’s time for some social rest. This could be time on your own in solitude, but it could also be choosing to spend more time with people in your life who give you energy, your life giving people. Those people, who after spending some time with, you walk away from feeling really good, like your energy has been restored.  

6. Creative Rest

The sixth type of rest we need is creative rest. This is the rest we experience when we slow down enough and allow ourselves to see the awe and wonder in the beauty of life. From the beauty of nature to the beauty in music, arts or dance.

When you have a creative deficit, you have a hard time problem solving or coming up with new ideas. Creativity is more than just being artistic; it’s any type of innovation or self-expression. Because many of us don’t see ourselves as creative, we never think about how we could reinvigorate our creative energy.

Spending time in nature, and turning spaces in your home or at work into places of inspiration and joy are two great ways to reduce your creative rest deficit.

7. Spiritual Rest

The final type of rest we need is spiritual rest. This relates to our fundamental need to belong. When we have a spiritual rest deficit, we may feel like our life is lacking purpose and fulfilment.

Spiritual rest is our ability to connect beyond our physical and mental world and feel a deep sense of belonging, love, acceptance and purpose. We need to be able to connect with our spiritual beliefs, whatever that is for you, God, universe, spirit. We also need to engage and contribute to society in a meaningful way, either through paid work or non-paid work such as volunteering.

If you don’t feel like your life has meaning or purpose, you will continue to feel exhausted at a soul level. You will feel like things are out of alignment and it will drain you.  

Perhaps your life looks good on paper, you have built a very successful life on the outside but perhaps you have neglected what’s happening on the inside.

Whether due to a lack of time, a lack of awareness, or a false belief that you lack worth, many of us neglect our own needs, and therefore experience rest deficits in one or more of these seven key areas of life. Bringing attention to our personal needs is vital as it allows us to do the inner work necessary to truly connect with, and truly understand ourselves.

If you’re feeling exhausted and depleted, what are 1-2 areas where you might have a significant deficit? What type of exhaustion are you suffering from? The area that I have needed the most rest has been emotional and social rest. I started there and the more I focused on what kind of exhaustion I was feeling, I could quickly shift my focus to that area I needed rest in.

We have to get better at being aware of our depletion levels in each area of our life so we don’t get to the point of exhaustion, overwhelm and burnout, because the road out from there is that much harder to come back from.

It’s the awareness of the things we do each day that will make the biggest difference to our overall health and wellbeing. 

 All you need are a few small things you can start doing today. 

IS IT TIME TO START PRIORITISING REST?    If you’re feeling the need to calm your busy mind and connect with yourself on a deeper level, we have a number of retreat experiences and a monthly reset session to help you pause and slow down. Your retreat experience will help you redefine your relationship with rest and help you reduce the exhaustion that impacts areas of your life. With attention and intention, you’ll gain greater clarity and focus you’ve been seeking. Click here to find our more about upcoming retreat experiences 


Is it possible to find balance in life?

I get asked this question often, especially when facilitating retreats.

As someone who often tries to take on more projects than I can handle, I know what it’s like to juggle many responsibilities. Keeping up with work, family and self-care often feels like a never-ending rat race.

Balance obviously means something different to everyone, yet most of us are seeking it in some way or another. When we’re stressed and overwhelmed, finding balance seems like the ultimate answer to our problems.

So what does it mean to lead a well-balanced life and why does balance feel like an elusive concept?

What I have learnt over the years is that balance is not something we can get; it’s actually a state of mind. It’s the realisation that life is not stable but in constant motion.

Balance is about finding harmony in our internal world so we can more easily juggle the many balls in the air.

It’s no secret that most of us are feeling stressed and overwhelmed by the contant juggle. We feel like we never have enough time to get everything done, and we’re constantly chasing after something that seems just out of reach. We crave more balance in our lives, but how do we find it amongst the contant juggle?

The first step to finding balance is to look within. When we’re feeling out of balance, it’s often because we’ve lost touch with our own needs and wants. We get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life that we often look outside of ourselves to find the balance we crave. It’s important to take some time each day to connect with your inner self. This can be done through a mindfulness practice like meditation, journaling, or simply taking a few deep breaths and asking yourself with kindness and compassion what it is that you need right now.

The second step is to get in touch with our masculine and feminine energy and know when one or the other is out of balance. In our fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in the masculine energy of doing and achieving. This can lead to feelings of stress and anxiety. It’s important to also nurture the feminine energy of being and receiving. This can be done by taking time for yourself, spending time in nature, or doing something that brings you joy. Everything in life contains both feminine and masculine energy. In order to find balance, we must learn to embrace both energies and notice when either are out of balance.

Personally, I’ve found the balance of doing and being a hard one to strike. We live in a world that values doing and achieving above all else, and I have wrapped a lot of my self worth around being a doer.  But I also know that it can come at a cost to my health if I don’t balance out the doing with being.

I realised that prioritising being amidst all the doing is a critical part of creating a balanced, healthy life. Not just on weekends or holildays, but every single day.

Mindfulness meditation is the most effective practice I’ve found to help me shift out of doing and relax into being. I’m reminded that it’s okay to allow things to unfold, instead of always directing or controlling them. I’m able to hear my intuitive voice beneath my monkey mind chatter. I’m also more connected to my body and its signals. When I feel stressed or overwhelmed, that’s my body’s way of telling me that I’m more in my masculine and that life is out of balance. I know I need to slow down and connect more to my feminine. Now, I choose to pause and meditate (even for just a few minutes) instead of pushing through no matter what, and I feel the benefits immediately.

The third step is to acknowledge and honour the seasons of life. Just as the world goes through seasons, so do we. There are times when life is full of activity and movement, and there are also times when things are more quiet and still. It’s important to respect both the highs and lows, and to find balance within them. As winter approaches, it’s the perfect time to retreat inwards, to rest, reflect and allow ourselves time to renew our overall sense of wellbeing.

By attuning ourselves to the natural rhythms of the earth and finding balance between the masculine and feminine energies within us, we can begin to find a sense of harmony in our lives. When we are able to find this balance, we can start to live more authentically and with purpose. We can also begin to let go of the things that no longer serve us, making juggling less balls much more effortless and allowing space for more joy and ease into our lives.

So, the next time you’re feeling out of balance, take a moment to connect with yourself, your own masculine and feminine energies and become more aware of the season you’re in. By doing so, you just might find the secret to finding more balance in your own life.

I hope this blog post has inspired you to start your own journey towards finding greater balance from within. 


IS IT TIME TO FOLLOW YOUR HEART?  We invite you to experience one of our wellness retreats to help inspire self-exploration and allow you to bloom into the  greatest expression of yourself. If you’re feeling the desire to calm your busy mind and connect with yourself on a deeper level, our 1 day or 3 night women’s retreats may be the answer your heart has been seeking. Your retreat experience will help you redefine your relationship with being busy and help you reduce the stress and overwhelm that penetrates every aspect of your life. With simple tools you can experience and practice, you’ll gain greater clarity, focus, peace and the balance you’ve been cravingClick here to find our more about upcoming retreat experiences 


It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday and I wanted to use this occasion to talk about some false truths about motherhood and to uncover the reasons why so many women struggle through the early years of parenting.  

I have sat with hundreds of women over the last couple of years, and these false truths I’m about to share with you, contribute to the enormous load that so many women struggle with.

We have bought into some truths about motherhood that simply aren’t true. They are making us really exhausted, keeping us in our overwhelm, and feelings of guilt and shame are stopping us from really exploring what a pleasure filled life can look like. So, what are these false truths?

 False Truth #1

To be a good mother you need to sacrifice your life for your children.

It’s called “The Good Mother” syndrome and is the typical 1950’s housewife description. Women have sacrificed their life for their children for years because they believed that’s what they needed to do and never questioned it. Then in the 60’s and 70’s everything changed with the wave of feminism. Feminism empowered women to have it all. But what actually happened was that in addition to being a mother, women could also work, have their own business and say yes to more opportunities.

We were told that we could do it all. But no one mentioned what would happen to the caring responsibility of the children. What happened was that we just added mothering to a long list of to-dos. Mothering became another tick box that we needed to get done.

Now to be a good mother today you have to be able to not only be a domestic goddess, but you also have to work like you don’t have kids and parent like you don’t work, and often without a village around you for support.

Burnout, stress and anxiety started to become the norm and women soon realised that the idea of having it all would lead to burn out.

But that stopping and stepping back wasn’t an option because of the second false truth.


False truth #2

To be a successful woman you must be able to do it all and be superwoman and that our strength only comes from constantly pushing and being able to handle it all.

And when we have this belief running deep, we just keep going no matter what, feeling more and more depleted until something forces us to stop – we get sick or we simply break down. And then when we do finally stop, we feel like a failure. We feel guilt and shame that we couldn’t keep up and wonder why everyone else seems to manage it all and we can’t.

Before kids, my identity and self worth was completely wrapped up in my work. After having kids I had to completely rethink who I was but it took me almost 7 years to get to that point of realising that I wasn’t the same person I was before kids and I had to rediscover my new truth and reshape my identity as a woman and a mum. 

False truth #3

Motherhood comes naturally and you will love every minute of it.  

This was a core belief of mine before having kids. My expectations of motherhood of being effortlessly patient, nurturing and kind, thinking it would all come so naturally from a place deep inside was far from the harsh reality I faced as a new mother. 

Motherhood did not come naturally to me and when I couldn’t breastfeed my boys, I thought I had failed. The guilt and shame robbed me of my motherhood joy.

We often have such high expectations of ourselves and we put ourselves under an enormous amount of pressure to perform every job to the best of our ability. So when we suddenly don’t meet those expectations, our world starts to crumble.  

These false truths are stopping us from living a life that truly makes us happy. 

The real truth is that everything in our lives works better when we prioritise ourselves and we’re thriving. We feel better when we have energy, when we’re nourishing ourselves, when we’re giving from the overflow of our cup rather than a half empty cup. When we give from the overflow, we give from a place of abundance rather than resentment.

When we look at the beliefs and expectations around motherhood, we can see why it’s so hard to be a mother in the modern world and how attached we are to these false truths.

To be a good mother, we actually need to constantly be filling our own cup and we can’t do that if we have this underlying belief that it’s selfish. We would never drive our car with no petrol in it, we are constantly refilling our car tanks. So why don’t we refill our own tanks on a more regular basis?

I hear from so many women who tell me that they are completely exhausted. They are struggling in their relationships and there is a distinct lack of joy and pleasure in their lives.

Many women I speak to don’t have the basic self-care fundamentals in place because their lives are so busy and moving at such a rapid speed that there is simply no time or capacity to even fit in the basics like nourishing food, regular movement, rest and good quality sleep.

Even though we know that everything feels better when we’re thriving, we don’t focus on those things because consciously or unconsciously we have been led to believe that there is no other way.

I have spent the last few years rediscovering and redefining my own truth. I realised it was not my fault that I felt this way and trying to be worthy, and this self-sacrificing behaviour, was not the answer. The truth I like to now live by is that to be a successful woman I need to rest and soften and not to feel guilt when I say no. To be a good mother I need to prioritise my own needs on a daily basis, and when I do then everything else in my life works so much better. My ability to parent and show up in my marriage, to be present in everything I do each day and to be grateful for it all. So, I go on girl’s weekends away, I go out for coffee with friends, I meditate, I laugh, I find pleasure in the simple things, I go for walks in nature, I spend the time making nourishing foods for myself (not just for the kids), I spend quality time with my husband, I move my body with exercises that feel good, and this year I am also taking myself off to a retreat for a whole week. Because at the end of the day, this is my life, I deserve to feel amazing and I choose to make the most of every moment.

I wonder what being a good mother and a successful woman means to you and how much these false truths influence your choices and the way you live your life? 

IS IT TIME TO FOLLOW YOUR HEART?  We invite you to experience one of our wellness retreats to help inspire self-exploration and allow you to bloom into the  greatest expression of yourself. If you’re feeling the desire to calm your busy mind and connect with yourself on a deeper level, our 1 day or 3 night women’s retreats may be the answer your heart has been seeking. Your retreat experience will help you redefine your relationship with being busy and help you reduce the stress and overwhelm that penetrates every aspect of your life. With simple tools you can experience and practice, you’ll gain greater clarity, focus, peace and the balance you’ve been cravingClick here to find our more about upcoming retreat experiences 




Overwhelmed by feelings of busyness, we wake up at 2am and remember something important that needs to be done the next day, worried that we’ll forget we get up and quickly add it to our ever growing to do list. In conversations with others or while spending time with our kids, we do our best to stay present, yet our mind wanders off to the next thing that must be done.

On those busy, distracted days, time spent relaxing, enjoying ourselves or anything that doesn’t feel like we’re being productive, can feel wasteful or irresponsible and lead to feelings of dreaded guilt.

Being busy is addictive.

It has become part of our identity, sometimes to the point that we fear being not busy might also mean that subconsciously we feel we’re not worthy or important.

So much has happened in our world over the last two years, in some ways we have changed the way we live and work with less commuting and staying closer to home. But we have still managed to find ways to keep ourselves very busy. At the very least, we have become very good at maintaining a busy mind.

Keeping busy allows us to stay distracted from our feelings and emotions. It keeps us safe from feeling anything negative and we keep a safe and comfortable distance to the issues in life that are sometimes hard to look at. We’re not comfortable being still with our own thoughts because we’re afraid of what might surface when we do.

Busyness has shaped much of my life. I was so addicted to doing and achieving that even though I climbed that ladder pretty successfully, I was only until I realised my ladder was leaning up against the wrong wall. Despite my successes, I was miserable. I felt disconnected to myself and everything that was important to me. Constantly chasing success and happiness outside of myself and feeling the pressure to always keep up, juggling all the balls and afraid that if I dropped any of them that I would feel like a failure.

When I left my 9-5 career and became a health coach, a healer told me that the source of happiness had to come “from in here” as he pointed to my heart. From that moment I decided to dedicate my life to redefining myself, how I valued myself and get clear on what was really important. I started to get very curious about this “busy” phenomenon and why we get so busy looking for happiness outside of ourselves.

Recently I have discovered a term to desribe this busy addiction.

Action addiction, a condition caused by a chemical imbalance in our brain. The hormone dopamine is the key player in keeping us busy and is a highly addictive reward-drug that gives us a short-term sense of enjoyment, relaxation, and gratification. When we’re busy we become task oriented and ticking things off a to do list, going shopping or scrolling social media feels good in the moment, then that feeling passes and the brain craves another kick. More action needed. And over time we’re caught in a vicious circle of action and reward and that addicted feeling of needing to be busy.

A mentor once said to me that busyness is a choice. We may have lots on in our life, but we get to choose whether we become action addicts or just mindfully observe the experience of having lots on. It’s a choice. And the ability to make that choice comes from developing a clear and present mindset.

Nowadays we tend to all be busy, overextended, stressed and anxious. It’s part of our identity. If we’re busy, we are important. If we’re stressed, it’s because we’re hard working. It´s part of living in a very busy and distracted modern world. If we’re not busy and stressed, we mustn’t be trying hard enough and we fear being called lazy.  


Why it’s important for us to heal our need to be busy.

Keeping busy stops us from seeing the bigger picture. When we’re stuck in the daily, often mindless tasks and ruminating thoughts of our mind, we lose touch with what’s truly important and we miss the beautiful moments of life. We risk missing out on all those things that bring us love, joy and happiness.

In Chinese, the word “busy” consists of two syllables, one meaning heart, the other death. Keeping busy slowly kills our heart. The busier we get, the more energy flows to our head and away from our heart. The busier we get, the harder we are on ourselves to keep up, the less love, kindness, and compassion we have for ourselves, and we build a wall around our heart to help keep us safe, and we also tend to distance ourselves from those we love in the process, we become resentful because we literally have no capacity left to give.

Get more done by slowing down

To avoid slowly killing our hearts and allowing ourselves to reconnect with compassion, love, joy and happiness, we must learn to slow down and start to prioritise more stillness in our days.

The key to slowing down while being addicted to busy, requires a series of very small consistent habits to calm a busy mind.

1. First step is awareness. Being aware of your need to be busy.

2. Second step is to create a morning ritual that involves being still for a few minutes before you start your day. This could be through meditation, a gratitude practice or breathwork.

3. Third step is to create mindful moments throughout your day to remind your brain that stillness is a safe place to be. When we slow down and let go of the need to do all the things, we allow the brain to let go of the immediate urge for dopamine. In these moments ask yourself: Are you choosing to be busy? What’s keeping you busy? Is it worth it? Are there things on your plate you could let go of? What would happen if you let those things go? Let yourself contemplate these questions by journaling your answers. Be honest with yourself, you might be interested by what comes up for you.

4. Final step is to repeat these steps everyday. There are no shortcuts or quick wins here. Mindfulness requires a consistent commitment. Change won’t happen overnight, but it will happen. And when it does, that’s where the magic happens. 

Are you addicted to busy?

Here is a little exercise you can do to see if you suffer from action addiction.

Next time you get to your desk in the morning, or you get home after dropping the kids at school, just as you’re about to get stuck into your to do list for the day, sit down and close your eyes. Don’t do anything. Just sit in stillness and do nothing for 5 minutes.

If you find this exercise difficult and you’re challenged by doing nothing, you feel restless, perhaps a little anxious and your mind is overrun with thoughts — you are experiencing some degree of action addiction.

I hope these insights help bring more focus to the way you live your life and help you redefine your relationship with busy. Make a commitment to prioritise stillness in your days, I promise you it will be worth it.  You might just find that by slowing down, you might actually do less but get a lot more meaningful things done. 

I love you. 

Katrina x 

IS IT TIME TO FOLLOW YOUR HEART?  We invite you to experience one of our wellness retreats to help inspire self-exploration and allow you to bloom into the  greatest expression of yourself. If you’re feeling the desire to calm your busy mind and connect with yourself on a deeper level, our 1 day or 3 night women’s retreats may be the answer your heart has been seeking. Your retreat experience will help you redefine your relationship with being busy and help you reduce the stress and overwhelm that penetrates every aspect of your life. With simple tools you can experience and practice, you’ll gain greater clarity, focus, peace and the balance you’ve been cravingClick here to find our more about upcoming retreat experiences 




With so much suffering in the world right now, the events of the last few days has restored my faith in love after witnessing the power of community connection. Perfect strangers helping each other in the most extreme of circumstances. It is so heartwarming to witness this as many families around us are impacted by the current flooding event. If you are being impacted, please know that my heart goes out to you and you are being held through this.

I feel very fortunate to be connected to so many women through our retreats and I am again reminded of the importance of human connection. I feel we have been missing this connection so much over the last couple of years. 

My heart aches having had to cancel our first two retreats for the year, first to covid and then to floods. We are living in such extremes at the moment and I know how much our retreat days are needed right now. But I also know that we are also connected virtually and I feel so connected to my online community. 

My nervous system is struggling to deal with what is happening in the world right now, I have been feeling fragile for a while, so in times like this I turn with deep gratitude to my practices to help me cultivate a calm mind and a loving and open heart.

If you are feeling fragile and powerless, or looking to find some balance to your energy, here are 3 simple practices to help you.

1. Breath Meditation

Your breath is the golden key to your wellbeing. Take a moment to sit quietly, close your eyes and notice the movement of your breath in your body. Your breath is probably something you take for granted despite the fact we can’t live without it. Your breath grounds you in the here and now when the natural tendency of the mind is to focus on the past or worry about the future. Your breath can also be a monitor for your feelings. If you can sense more clearly if your breath is short or long, shallow or deep, you can begin sensing your own internal weather patterns, and then choose what you need to do to love and care for yourself through the ebb and flow of life.

Take a few mins each day to sit in stillness resting in your own awareness of your body. Explore how it feels to let go of the tendency to want things to be a certain way. Even for a brief moment of seeing how things are – without wanting to change anything – this can be profoundly nourishing to allow things to just be. 

2. Gentle Movement 

We are flooded in for the next few days so I can’t get to my regular Pilates classes but I know that moving my body in a gentle and loving way is another way to help support me during times of stress. For me right now this is gentle stretches. Even if you don’t have a regular practice, gently moving your body in any way that feels good helps to move stagnant energy out of your body.

3. Journaling 

 Journaling helps to tame my monkey mind and helps to bring things back into perspective. Sometimes negative thoughts and emotions can run on a loop in our heads. This can cause a build up of stress and start a spiral of stories to make the current situation feel worse. I like to write out my emotions and thoughts on paper, it helps me release them from my mind and reduces the mental load. When I read back what I’ve written, I can hold myself with gentle compassion and kindness. 

I am doing what I can to reduce my external inputs like watching the news as it can feed my stress and anxiety. I encourage you to find ways to reduce the amount of negative information you consume too. 

I know that we are moving towards brighter days ahead.

There has been a lot going on for some time now. Be gentle with yourself, it’s ok to feel fragile and vulnerable. Hold yourself, hug your loved ones and know that you are doing an incredible job. 

I love you. 

Katrina x