Breathe, Laugh & Regroup

Breathe, Laugh & Regroup

On my worst days I can hear my thoughts loud and clear... Why did I procreate? Why did I recreate myself? (You'll thank me that this is the edited version. Usually there is a string of 'other' words thrown in). But seriously, some days I am screaming on the inside from the pressure I feel to be a responsible grownup, with kids!

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What's Your Vibe?

What's Your Vibe?

Recently I read an article over at the Collective Hub by Tess Robinson, founder of Smack Bang Designs. And it was all about networking in the business world, with 9 tips that are far from your traditional schmooze-&-booze tactics. It was a really refreshing read on basically being genuine and connecting with likeminded people...

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Dinner For One?

Dinner For One?

Being comfortable in my own skin is something I have never completely mastered. I've come a long way but I realised something the other day after pondering the fact that my husband and I struggle to see eye to eye on this concept –he is fabulously independent...

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A Soul Wildly Beautiful

A Soul Wildly Beautiful

What is the goal? What are the words that will be written on your tombstone? What legacy do you want to leave behind?

All the fussing about how we look, how we feel, what we have, as we try and approach a sense of beauty, or even the fuss about how our lives look...

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An Express Train to Happyville

An Express Train to Happyville

I had a blast recently, speaking to around 300 spectacular yr 10 & 11 girls on the subject of taking responsibility for your own happiness. My number 1 goal was to empower them with the choice: We can choose to be happy and we alone are responsible for our own thoughts and actions!

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It's Not Personal

It's Not Personal

Wow! What a revelation those words can bring. Have you ever been in a relationship or friendship with someone, who's behaviour triggers all sorts of uncomfortable emotions and reactions in you? You seem to take offence at everything they do and can't figure out how to let go... Its called, taking it personally!

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Flying Blind

Flying Blind

Sometimes ignorance is bliss. Like not knowing the ice cream you just ate was actually out of date, because it tasted oh so good. Or not realising until a whole conversation later that you still have remnants of that same old ice cream on your nose. It is only after the fact that we become embarrassed or queazy. But in the moment - we didn't care, we were free of all judgement!

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Does Having a Full Schedule Equal Significance?

Does Having a Full Schedule Equal Significance?

I used to live my life by this belief – If I fill every single minute of my schedule, if every page in my diary is full of coffee dates and gym dates and dinner dates, then I will be one very important, very happy girl. Business equals significance. Right?

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Let Go // & Forgive

Let Go // & Forgive

You can't control how people relate to and love you. Even if you are manipulative and abusive in a relationship, while you think you are controlling the situation, you are merely forcing someone to act a certain way despite how they feel towards you.

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Let Go // & Love

Let Go // & Love

This is one of the hardest posts I have had to write to date. I think because I am right in the middle of this chapter in my journey, I feel incredibly vulnerable talking about it. But that is what freedom means to me. Vulnerability and willingness... And to remain sweet through it all. So here goes...

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Let Go // & Give

Let Go // & Give

It is rare to find people who are more interested in others and what they have to say rather than their own story. I know I have all too often listened to someone talk only to interrupt or find something to chime in with for the sake of feeling a part of the conversation.

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There is More to Life than the Fairytale

There is More to Life than the Fairytale

Ever remember being completely engrossed in the likes of a Disney Princess movie as a little girl? Your imagination would for days after run wild with romantic plot lines of Princes, chariots, evil step-mothers and magic carpet rides... All surrounding the most important character... The Princess... You, of course.

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A New Beginning

A New Beginning

When I first met Sam, she seemed frail, jittery and a little broken. And while she stood at a distance, her eyes –big, soft and a beautiful deep blue– let me in for just a moment... it was then I knew we had connected for a reason. We were chatting over coffee one day and she began telling me her story. I immediately wanted to scoop her up and protect her from the lies and pain caused. As we continued sharing our experiences, we instantly felt the beginnings of a life-long friendship stitch us together, and coffee dates soon became breakfast, lunch and dinner!

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Tough Love

Tough Love

You know you're doing alright when you can welcome a little tough love from time to time. Not always my forte though – growing up, the thought of someone being less than proud of me was a sure hit to my self-esteem. I thrived on positive reinforcement, so when it wasn't evident, I assumed the worst, thought the world to be against me and so concluded my own self-doubt.

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Reaching Out For Help is the Brave Thing to do!

Since becoming a mum, there have been corners, cracks and creases of my life that have been poked at deeper than I thought I could bear and brought into the heated spotlight for serious examination. To say my patience and ability to see the positive in every situation has been tested is an understatement!

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No One Wants to See Your Dirty Laundry

Just recently I had a revelation about dirty laundry (exciting stuff!)... I had had a tough morning, and on my return home to a workload larger than Ben Hur (right!) I looked to the fridge for the contents of my lunch, only to find well... contents of something, but not lunch. Being pregnant and perhaps slightly blinded by ravenous rage, I immediately jumped on the express train to blame and intolerance, instead of taking the tiny little lane way that leads to the kitchen of humble pie.

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