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7 Steps to Staying On Top of Things When a Crisis Hits

One of my favourite quotes is “Life is a series of problems, only interrupted by the occasional crisis.” ~Brian Tracey Step 1. Determine that you are in fact in crisis and not just dealing with a problem The day immediately following the loss of my child,...

The importance of being valued and the kind words we say.

Being valued by others is something that most people would rate as impacting their self-esteem and although we can spend time working on not giving a fig and only listening to those who’s opinion matters and trying to believe that only our own opinion matters and all...
Time Alone is Time Well Invested

Time Alone is Time Well Invested

A critical element of self development is time spent with yourself, doing the things that you love. We often get a case of the guilts as we dawdle doing something enjoyable but not terribly productive. I know I often have that mental gymnastics of thinking I should be...

It’s a new me, unless I revert to my old ways!

2011 was an extremely difficult year for me. In December of 2010, days before Christmas, I moved my family from Hobart to Launceston. The move was in order to take up a new teaching position, which I knew would be an exciting path to take. However, it had its...

Beware the Wonder Woman

Day three into my new me and the schedule is being followed (more or less). Tasks are getting done, lists are being crossed off, the timing isn’t always to the schedule but it pays to be flexible, and getting on the treadmill 20 minutes later than scheduled is...

Pity Party, Sleeping Pills and Bed: In that Order.

My posts have been few and I think probably my perfectionism has gotten in the way of writing at all. My thought process has been thus: If I can’t write long profound statements that are well researched and well-argued then why write at all? Then I realised A)...
The Battle of Belle’s Bedroom

The Battle of Belle’s Bedroom

I’ve never bothered to paint and decorate for the arrival of my children. I figured they wouldn’t notice anyway. But since moving to a new home, with a new baby (though now somewhat grown up already) and with my daughter growing ever more social each day...

Confessions of a Flutterer

A friend of mine put me onto a website almost a year ago I think: www.flylady.net She knew I was on a self-improvement push (still am!) and had found the site incredibly helpful for herself. I was inspired. Wow such simple principles. Such manageable baby-steps. Such...

Pity the Ostrich Brigade

“Attitude determines altitude” I am a firm believer in the concept of “Attitude determines altitude” and continually strive to conduct myself with integrity at all times, with all people. To be honest without harm, to work with people with...
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