Good finds on the internet for October

October finds – products, posts and podcasts

Good finds on the internet for October

We are really onto the run home for 2019 now – only two months left. In my October travels there was very much a “woman” focus to things I listened to and read, so I have added some products focused on women as well that I thought you might like!

As always your feedback is welcomed and if you have any additions you think would fit with this theme, please feel free to add to them in the comments!

Product finds

upcycled bag

Beekeeper Parade Handbag Smokey Tiger – This gorgeous bag is up-cycled from end-of-roll, remnant, discarded or donated fabrics and clothing. It has a large main compartment with four internal pockets, two external pockets and a removable base for structural support.

linen pinafore

Linen pinafore dress – this gorgeous dress comes in a number of colours, is handmade from 100% linen. It is a relax loose fit, with a cross back and two individual front pockets

change your schedule

Change Your Schedule, Change Your LIfe : How to Harness the Power of Clock Genes to Lose Weight, Optimize Your Workout, and Finally Get a Good Night’s Sleep – quite the title, but it is a great book. If you feel like you need to work on your overall health, this is the perfect book to pick up.


Slackers 50ft Classic Ninja Slackline – my daughter has one of these and I think I have used it more than her. Now the warmer weather is back, we will set it up again. It is lots of fun and helps work on improving core strength and balance.

life botanics

Life Botanics WOMAN – for most mums, this time of the year has many extra commitments and many extra tasks for us to do. Taking a good supplement, to help keep us healthy and our energy levels up.

Life Botanics WOMAN is sourced from organic fruits, vegetables and botanicals that have been carefully purified and concentrated to retain their co-factors and co-nutrients that assist absorption and bioactivity.

Recommended posts

mothers and daughters

Unloved Daughters and the Problem of Unmet Goals – an interesting article for mums of daughters to read and for all women as we are all daughters.

While I’m neither a psychologist nor a therapist, I have spent more than a decade researching the effects on daughters whose emotional needs weren’t met in childhood, primarily by their mothers. While my evidence is anecdotal and not scientific, I’ve found that these daughters either end up high-achievers or chronic under-achievers; there appears to be little middle ground. It’s an observation worth keeping in mind as you think about where you fit in.


Cortisol: the chronic stress hormone – Dr Libby provides a great explanation as to why eating less when you are in periods of high cortisol (stress) can give you the opposite affect you were after.

Recommended podcasts

Dr. Stacy sims on why women are not small men

Dr. Stacy sims on why women are not small men – This is a fantastic episode from the team at The Mind Muscle Project. There is such great information on how women can train effectively within the different stages of their menstrual cycle and why going on the oral contraceptive pill may not be a great idea.

Kate Northrup – Do Less, Surrender Your Control, Yoga Nidra

Kate Northrup – Do Less, Surrender Your Control, Yoga Nidra – if you find that you easily get caught up in doing more all the time, then this is an excellent episode for you! I loved this line from the podcast by Kate

worth is in who we are not what we do

Kate goes on to point out that if you think you are defined by what you do, you will always be exhausted. Doing more things doesn’t mean you will me more successful, but you will be more tired!

I would love to see what have you been reading and listening to lately!

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