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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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