What is self-actualization?

You may have noticed a few minor changes around here, firstly with my intro piece to the right and secondly, to my about page. It has come about as blogging is a journey. As with life, it is an evolution. We grow, we change. My blogging journey has seen me come from purely business based blogging, through various different blogging personas including Lipgloss Mumma and More Than a Blog, to right here today. And I do think that this blogging gig has delivered tremendous personal growth. I … [Read More...]


How to start simplifying your life

(image credit) Remember how simple and carefree life seemed when you were a kid? Sure, there were moments when things didn't go right and everyone has their own family stresses, but for the most part life was pretty breezy. Then when you reach … [Read More...]

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Let’s be honest okay?

{image credit}   Are you a blogger? Do you blog honestly? Or do you hold back? Are there words you would love to put out there but feel you need to refrain for one reason or another? I like to think that I'm pretty honest here on my … [Read More...]


Vacations and Reflections: Part II

Settling back into the reality of life when returning from holidays is always difficult. With piles of washing, loads of mail to open, bills to pay and everyday routines to fall back into, it can be overwhelming. But after a day or so you find … [Read More...]

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Vacations and reflections: Part I

It's 11pm Saturday night and I'm sitting on the bed of my 6th floor New York Hotel, laptop resting on my knees and listening to the drone of the city below. The traffic rushes by and then quietens with the change of the lights, horns blast and the … [Read More...]


5 blogging tips from a non-problogger

Over the past week or so my social media feed has been filled with the hysteria surrounding the Problogger conference which was held recently on the Gold Coast. In case you've been hibernating for the winter and have just woken up, the Problogger … [Read More...]

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5 Ingredients for a successful USA family roadtrip

This time next week I will be meandering around the streets of New Orleans French Quarter in search of the best Gumbo in town. Yes, we are off to the good old US of A on a family roadtrip. And right now I am a mix of excitement and nerves! I … [Read More...]

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5 Imperfect Female Role Models

We often think of role models as people to look up to. We place them on a pedestal as images of perfection to be admired, and we tell ourselves that is how we should strive to be. Often the media influences our choice in role models, particularly … [Read More...]

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Book Review: Big, Little Lies

Liane Moriarty is fast becoming one of my favourite Australian authors. Her book 'The Husband's Secret', a NY Times No 1. Best Seller, has sold over 1 million copies alone. And Liane's latest book, the highly anticipated 'Big Little Lies' is bound to … [Read More...]

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Writer’s Guilt: You feel?

I often wonder what it would feel like to be a highly successful author. Someone who has the talent and dedication to their craft and who can justify sitting down for hours and just writing fiction. As a budding fiction writer I find myself at … [Read More...]

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What’s your child’s best & worst memories?

I'm big on memories. Memories are what makes a person who they are. I have so many wonderful memories from my childhood that I hold dear. The ones that make me smile, the ones that make me long for a simpler time and the ones that if I close my eyes … [Read More...]


7 ways to find more time in your day

Today is the beginning of my four week focus on fitness. The past twelve months has seen me struck down with chronic back pain from an old water skiing injury and has seen my fitness levels drop. And I hate it. I like being fit. I like the feeling … [Read More...]


Opinion: Princess of Instagram

Welcome to a new weekly segment here on the blog where I voice my opinion on topical issues. Until I get a weekly paid op-ed gig (offers welcome click here); this is it! This week I'm tackling something that really got me fired up: The Princess of … [Read More...]

O’ Captain, My Captain.

Today the world lost a truly talented, amazingly brilliant, yet unfortunately troubled soul in Robin Williams. I can't begin to imagine what those closest to him and who knew him best are going through right now, nor can I begin to understand the … [Read More...]

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Ponder this…

  Last week I blogged about being nominated for the AusMumpreneur Blog Award which was a little exciting, and thank you to those who have voted too. After that little flush of excitement  you could imagine my surprise when I find in my inbox … [Read More...]


Something a bit exciting

Late last week a little email arrived in my inbox telling me I had been nominated for the Best Blog Award at! It's a little exciting! Now usually I'm not one for competitions, particularly those voted by the public; they … [Read More...]

Hi, I'm Jodi. A freelance writer, copywriter & blogger striving for self-actualization. I like making words count. It's what I do both professionally and personally. I'm also on a quest to live a life that's both simple yet purposeful. It's possible isn't it? Come along, let's find out together.  
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