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Relationships – It’s all in the timing!

What women can resist watching When Harry met Sally?  There are certain nights when I for one certainly can’t ignore my womanly desire for chocolate and a little touch of romance!  The film raises the question “Can men and women ever just be friends?” and opens up ideas about love that became household concepts, such as those of … Continue reading

6 Ways to Get What You Want

When you ask your kids for more help around the house, do your requests fall on deaf ears? Do some people find it easy to say no to you at times? Women, and especially mothers, excel at taking care of the needs of everyone around us. But when it comes to persuading someone to do … Continue reading

Love Can Overcome Hate

‘Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.’ Lao Tzu I stumbled upon this quotation some time ago. On first reading it I was a little untouched but after considering it more it made perfect sense and it can be used for many … Continue reading

Do You Hold Onto Grudges?

Hands up who has ever been hurt? Betrayed? Ridiculed? Cheated? Shunned? Excluded? Wave your hand if you have ever been the victim of vicious rumours or passed over for a promotion at work? Now take a deep breath, hands up if this left you feeling furious, helpless, powerless, upset, a little bit bitter perhaps? Before … Continue reading

Surviving Parenthood – Encourage kids to help around the home!

Are you a parent of small people? There’s little doubt that children are naturally messy creatures. Yes these small humans who inhabit our homes, otherwise known as our darling children ensure our residence will never again look like an IKEA magazine. Sigh. With children comes random pieces of plastic on the floor, windows that have … Continue reading

Keep Growing And Learning From Your Mistakes

I make mistakes. I am not perfect and never will be perfect. We all make mistakes. It is what makes us human. I make mistakes, always have and I always will until the day I die. Just like you. Just like everyone.  From all the mistakes, I have made a conscious decision, I will ensure I learn my … Continue reading

Don’t Let Jealously Trip You Up

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small doesn’t serve … Continue reading

Do You Have Passion In Your Belly?

We are social animals. We humans have a fundamental desire and need to be accepted and approved of. For our ancestors, to be rejected would have meant certain death. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that today the feelings associated with rejection are rather disturbing. As harsh as it feels to be given the cold … Continue reading

What Makes A Friend?

Since moving to Australia over two years ago I have met many new faces. At one point, about the 6 month mark of arriving on these shores, I was lost in a whirl pool of unknown faces. I knew a lot of people by name but knew nothing of them and they knew nothing of me. I must … Continue reading

Who Do You Trust?

At the risk of sounding like a character from a Jackie Collins novel from time to time in life I’ve felt a little betrayed. Which brings me to ask the aged old question – who do you trust and who can you trust in this life? It’s not an easy question to answer. I heard recently that Prince … Continue reading

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