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Ep 28, Small Steppers Stories: Karen Hamilton Talks Connection and Keeping it Simple

In this episode, Small Stepper Karen Hamilton talks about how she learned to connect with her baby as a single parent, donating a kidney to her husband (!), and how keeping things simple and kind has changed her relationship with food. You can find out more about the Small Steps…

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Ep 27, Small Steppers Stories: Gemma McPhee Talks Finding Balance with Food

In this episode, Gemma from the Small Steps Membership community talks about her journey with food – from weight loss programs that hurt more than they helped, to leaky gut, to discovering how much stress can impact your digestive system.  Want to learn more about the Small Steps Membership? Check…

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Ep 26, Small Steppers Stories: Claire Cameron Talks PCOS and Exploring Your Options

In this episode, Claire Cameron from the Small Steps community talks about her journey from PCOS diagnosis to pregnancy. She discusses food, natural therapies (including acupuncture, TCM and chiropractic), exploring your options, and figuring out what’s right for you and your body. You can learn more about the Small Steps…

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Ep 25, Small Steppers Stories: Valeska Waldron Talks Overthinking, Anxiety and Overwhelm

In this episode, Valeska Waldron from the Small Steps Membership talks about family life, and her journey dealing with anxiety – those thoughts that start out small, and then snowball into a space of perfectionism and self-doubt. She talks about some of the strategies she’s used, and the small steps…

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Ep 24, Small Steppers Stories: Renee Wallace Talks Knowing Your Own Normal

In this episode, Lisa interviews one of the members of the Small Steps Living community. Renee Wallace is a mother and bowel cancer survivor, who shares her insights on how a life threatening illness can change your priorities, and how important it is to know what is normal and right…

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Small Steppers Stories – Lisa

Where were you at before starting Small Steps to Wholefoods? I have always enjoyed cooking, eating and learning about food, and being wheat intolerant since I was 25, I thought I had a pretty good diet full of fresh fruit and vegetables, good fats and protein. But it wasn’t until…

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Small Steppers Stories – Lorraine

Where were you at before starting Small Steps to Wholefoods? My family and I had a very nutritionally poor diet. I was certainly a lazy cook! Being a mum to 4  fussy and demanding boys was the excuse that I would use to get me out of making healthy meals…

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Small Steppers Stories – Sarah

THANK YOU so much for giving me the scholarship, it was the most exciting thing that has happened to me in forever!!!! I was over the moon, it came at such an opportune time in my life when I was at a real crossroads after being diagnosed celiacs and also having fertility issues. I know that…

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Small Steppers Stories – Veronica

1) Where were you at before starting Small Steps to Wholefoods? Before I started small steps, I thought I had a pretty healthy diet. I ate everything low fat: skim milk, low fat yogurt, low fat cheese, no butter, no fatty meats, virtually no nuts, and occasionally some avocado, I…

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Small Steppers Stories – Michelle

1) Where were you at before starting Small Steps to Wholefoods? I have always been conscious of providing my family with healthy and wholesome food and would like to think that we were on the right track to a certain extent pre Small Steps to Wholefoods. 2) What made you…

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Small Steppers Stories – Kylie C

1) Where were you at before starting Small Steps to Wholefoods? I have always been conscious of providing my family with healthy and wholesome food and would like to think that we were on the right track to a certain extent pre Small Steps to Wholefoods. 2) What made you…

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Small Steppers Stories – Kellie J

1)  Where were you at before starting Small Steps to Wholefoods? With about 10kg to lose I had done the regular programs such as ww and Michelle bridges.  While they were successful while on them I was really just following instructions and when they stopped so did my progress. 2)…

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Small Steppers Stories – Jenny

Where were you at before starting Small Steps to Wholefoods? Just at the beginning of our journey.  I had started to cut out preservatives from the family diet (as much as my husband would allow lol! What made you take the plunge? My 7yr old daughter just doesn’t go to…

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How Becci’s family lost 12kg

I need to share something with you.  And I need to do it now because there is only ONE DAY LEFT to sign up to the next round of Small Steps to Wholefoods (do it here) so if you’re sitting on the edge then WATCH THIS!   This is the…

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Small Steppers Stories – Andrea

Last year before starting Small Steps to Wholefoods, my baby started solids and I thought it was probably time to stop using the fact that I had a baby to be lazy with food for myself! I don’t think our diets were terrible, but we were quite reliant on bread,…

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What We’re talking about

We stayed in this same hotel five years ago, when we first arrived in Brisbane.
This little poppet was 4 months old when we arrived in a city where I knew only one person.
She's been an extraordinary human to watch grow. I'm so excited for her life. She's magnetic and she has no idea.
She's worried about our move away from her friends and kindy. And she can tell me how she's feeling.
I know she'll rock this next stage, but she doesn't know it yet. We validate her feelings every step of the way. She's never told to feel different or she's being silly.
Sometimes there's nothing else for it but being wrapped in your mums old cardi to fall off to sleep.
She was so tiny when we were last here, and this moment last night reminded me she still is only little. Adore her.
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We stayed in this same hotel five years ago, when we first arrived in Brisbane.
This little poppet was 4 months old when we arrived in a city where I knew only one person. 
Shes been an extraordinary human to watch grow. Im so excited for her life. Shes magnetic and she has no idea.
Shes worried about our move away from her friends and kindy. And she can tell me how shes feeling. 
I know shell rock this next stage, but she doesnt know it yet. We validate her feelings every step of the way. Shes never told to feel different or shes being silly.
Sometimes theres nothing else for it but being wrapped in your mums old cardi to fall off to sleep.
She was so tiny when we were last here, and this moment last night reminded me she still is only little. Adore her.

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Aleisha NorcottThe hardest job in the world but the most rewarding. After 12 moves in 11 years my Children have attended several different schools. Each time they were worried about fitting in and making friends. A wise soul once told me to tell my children 'Your old friends will always be your friends and your brand new friends are there just waiting to meet you'. This has always helped them. 😊

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Anna HughesBeautiful photo Lisa! All kids need reassurance that everything is going to be ok and their feelings are valid! You are doing a great job! So beautiful to have captured the moment. Every time u look at that picture it will take u back to that very moment in time!

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Marija CastellariBeautiful. Kids are so resilient...when we moved to Italy 3 years ago, the kids didn't even speak Italian - they settled in amazingly well (though it wasn't easy, they were so brave). Now, I can use that experience as a reference to other challenges they worry about. If it would help, you could remind your daughter of a time she was worried about something new and how she overcame it. X

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Louise GlendonI love this - such a sweet moment to record. My kids are pretty upset about moving this time.. but they're reliant little beings, and all these experiences help shape them into who they'll become!

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Megan GitshamOhhh Lisa! A beautiful post! I need to often remind myself that my kids are just so little & let them be little! 💜 Thank you xxx

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Julie HopfLove this Lisa, tears sprung to my eyes. Beautiful girl with a beautiful mum who's there for her 💕

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Rachael BrunsbergWhat an amazing girl she's grown into! Love this photo, mamma's love ♥

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Becca TziI love the way you talk about your kids Lisa. Just beautiful 💕

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Valeska WaldronThis post really moved me Lisa! Gorgeous ❤

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Penny O'BrienPM'd you a special message for your daughter

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Nieta WoodsBless her

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Beautiful Annie from Mummalove has made my ginger snaps - they are so good! Have you tried them? x

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Sarah FranksThese are always in my freezer along with the chop chip ones. My kids can't get enough of them ❤️

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Rach GriffinOoooh I'm a sucker for anything ginger! ! #savingrecipeforlater

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MummaloveAww, thanks lovely Lisa. These biscuits are so so good. It was pretty tough to stop at one (or three 😬😉). Will definitely be a regular in our house from now on x

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Lauren NilssonYes. Love them. Should make them soon, the children have been asking for cookies

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Vicky AndersonYes, I make them often. These are my 6yr olds favourite biscuit 🍪

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Nora FosterThanks so much, l was hunting for this the other day😁

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Emma MaxwellOoh I need a ginger biscuit recipe!!

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Lisa Corduff added 2 new photos.

All packed up.

Last photo on the balcony that we have LIVED on!

I'm grateful for the help of mum and dad who helped make this move a breeze.

And you know what, I didn't get caught up in the whole 'this is going to be super stressful' vibe.

Nope, I said this was going to happen with ease. And it has. We have so much more control over how things happen than we realise.

I'm also grateful we keep things pretty decluttered at home and have done some big clear outs. Love a good cull!

It meant that packing wasn't dramatic.

A few nights in a hotel in Brisbane and then....we are away.

But here's the thing. I'm not a robot. (Weird I hadn't realised this...!) Sometimes I think I'm capable of more than I can do. For example I didn't factor in 'tears time'. Time for me to process all this.

I've spent a lot of time making sure my family are feeling supported I guess I forgot to factor myself in.

Which has meant lots of tears the last 48 hours. But it's so GOOD to cry and process emotions. Brisbane has been home for five years, some of my closest friends are here.

I'm so excited to be heading off on a new adventure, but ouch, the leaving part hurts.

xx

PS - the Next Five Declutter Steps kick off tomorrow. I absolutely believe that the efforts I've made to simplify and streamline my life have been the biggest factor in my sanity during a busy time! Get access to some of my best ideas.
Join here smallstepsliving.com/declutter-next5-steps/
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All packed up.

Last photo on the balcony that we have LIVED on!

Im grateful for the help of mum and dad who helped make this move a breeze.

And you know what, I didnt get caught up in the whole this is going to be super stressful vibe.

Nope, I said this was going to happen with ease. And it has. We have so much more control over how things happen than we realise.

Im also grateful we keep things pretty decluttered at home and have done some big clear outs. Love a good cull!

It meant that packing wasnt dramatic. 

A few nights in a hotel in Brisbane and then....we are away.

But heres the thing. Im not a robot. (Weird I hadnt realised this...!) Sometimes I think Im capable of more than I can do. For example I didnt factor in tears time. Time for me to process all this.

Ive spent a lot of time making sure my family are feeling supported I guess I forgot to factor myself in.

Which has meant lots of tears the last 48 hours. But its so GOOD to cry and process emotions. Brisbane has been home for five years, some of my closest friends are here.

Im so excited to be heading off on a new adventure, but ouch, the leaving part hurts. 

xx

PS - the Next Five Declutter Steps kick off tomorrow. I absolutely believe that the efforts Ive made to simplify and streamline my life have been the biggest factor in my sanity during a busy time! Get access to some of my best ideas.
Join here http://smallstepsliving.com/declutter-next5-steps/

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Michelle WickmanGoing to miss the videos from that balcony but can't wait to see the ones you're going to make in Melbourne. All the best for the rest of the move. 💖

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Chloe LuzMoving is hard even when excited for the change. It is like you leaving a bit of you behind, but at least you take some of the experiences/memories/friendships that have helped to shape you into the person you are today. All the best for your next adventure xx

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Karen HurstMy move is coming - hope I handle it as well as you guys have. Tears just beneath the surface! 😉

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Briony HardcastleGood luck with the rest of the move and the resettle, not that you'll need it. Your amazing!! X

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Cath MathersHave a safe trip - wonderful to meet you in your time here - but I know you will love being home xo

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Ariane KnowlesTake care Lisa I'm glad we got a chance to meet while you were in Brisbane x

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Seri QoonYour amazing Lisa ... Melbourne can't wait to have you back xx

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Collette CampbellWhere you off to again, good luck and enjoy the ride ❤️

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Claire WilsonWhere abouts in Melbourne are you going to call 'home', Lisa? Mornington Peninsula where your mum and dad are?

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Amanda EwinNew adventures open amazing doors! Love your manifesting x

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Martina RabbaniSafe travels and welcome to your new home at home

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Wendy RobertsI'm moving in 5 weeks. This is just what I needed to read 🤗 BEST WISHES on your new Adventure 💖

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Laura RobinsonWell done!! You've done an amazing job 💗 Glad you're heading home 😘

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Aimée RedmondAll the best, thanks for everything you do for others ❤️

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Katie CullinanWell done you gorgeous people. Looking forward to a few wines in my small apartment, contemplating life. Love you both xx

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Melanie ChapmanOh wow that all happened so quickly! Can't wait to continue to follow your journey. Safe travels! 😙

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Nicole FisherSafe travels Lisa 💖💖💖💖

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Jo Burgess💚💜❤️💛💙💗

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Nora FosterA new chapter begins.All the best, keep us posted.

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Sonia TaboneBeautiful photos!

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Simply Happy Wellness CoachingWe will miss videos in front of the blue wall. All the best this week.

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Judy SzyrkoGood luck and happy times to you all

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Mette Carina McGrathAll the best for your move xx

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Belinda BrayWelcome home!

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Claire DaunceyAll the best with the move Lisa!

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