5 Things I Learned This Year Which Made Life Better

We made the radical decision to do a “no gifts” Christmas this year.  Mostly because the thought of my Mum stressing about negotiating the shopping centres to find us a present was just really bothering me.  So, the only person in the family to receive presents this year was Xavier.  Technically it was his second Christmas but he could unwrap and play this year – way more fun.

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How to Find Mindfulness in a World Where Multi Tasking Rules

Are you a multi-tasker or a stay in the moment type?

It seems that we have all trained ourselves to not waste a single moment.  We fill in every tiny gap of time attempting to be as productive as possible.  To the ridiculous point where we find ourselves standing in front of the microwave shouting “hurry up”. Continue reading “How to Find Mindfulness in a World Where Multi Tasking Rules”

How to Support Your Blogging Friends

Simple Ways to Support Your Favourite blogger
Did you know that blogs started appearing in Australia as early as 2002? Often built on cumbersome platforms with dial-up internet, the pioneer bloggers needed to know how to write code to build their websites.  I am a newbie to the World of Blogging and I am very impressed with the amazing people who operate in this unique industry.  My gorgeous friends and family are super supportive of my blogging endeavours but I am finding very few people know how to support and exactly what that support really means to a blogger.

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Simple Ploys to Beat Imposter Syndrome and Find Your Inner Wonder Woman

Have you ever experienced Imposter Syndrome?

That moment when you are called upon to speak to more than one person in the capacity of “expert” and your heart begins to palpitate and you doubt your own credibility.

I think I have suffered with this syndrome for most of my life and not just in relation to public speaking.  Being a Mother and trying to convince my kids that I knew what I was doing – yep totally faking it. Training the dog – pretending that I am the one in control.  That time that a Doctor recommended removing my daughter’s Gall Bladder – totally faked that she lion don’t mess with my kid attitude. Continue reading “Simple Ploys to Beat Imposter Syndrome and Find Your Inner Wonder Woman”

Hosting International Students – Why Would They Stay at Your Place

Our house is ridiculously quiet because both of our international students have travelled home for the holidays.  It takes a little getting used to living at a different pace.

The girls that we host add so much vibrancy and energy to our home and it feels strange to have an empty house.  Sundae, our Cocker Spaniel went into grief mode the moment she saw the suitcases being packed. Continue reading “Hosting International Students – Why Would They Stay at Your Place”