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There are some lessons in life that don’t become obvious until you’re right there in the middle ...
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When I was a single mother with young children, night-time was my special ‘me’ time
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Whether our journey is a long or short one, there are ways we can make it pleasurable and arrive...
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Have you ever wondered what you will be remembered for after you’re gone? I know it’s not the mo...
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In a previous post about I talked about some of the challenges I face as an introvert
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Understanding the way other people think and feel is a challenge, especially when their ideas an...
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When does liking something become an obsession and when does an obsession become an addiction? S...
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What does ‘having it all’ mean to you? Having all of what - everything you’ve ever desired? We a...
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Not all of us love coffee but those of us that do, know a good one from a bad one
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We hear the words ‘self-confidence’ and ‘self-esteem’ used quite regularly in articles about impro...
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The catchphrase of ‘burning bridges’ implies that we've ruined our chances of ever going back
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Statistics from the Beyond Blue organisation show that around eleven percent of Australians suff...
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Let’s face it; we all make mistakes
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Do you ever walk into someone’s home for the first time and experience a really good vibe? Some ...
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How many books do you own? If you are like me you’ve probably lost count
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I’m sure it’s no surprise to you by now when I say I don’t like cooking
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Are you the kind of person who needs structure in your day? Do you find yourself frittering away...
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When we’re considering a move to a new town or suburb, or even to a new job, there are lots of t...
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Loving someone is a wonderful thing, and knowing that you are loved back is comforting and reass...
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I read an article some time back about a young man who had pared his belongings down to just fif...
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It can be easy to take for granted the role that a mother plays in the family
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There’s no denying that youth has its advantages
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Lavender is one of the easiest to grow and most versatile plants we can have in our garden
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Workaholism can be a serious issue – an addiction much like any other
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When I was younger I spent much of my time writing, drawing and enjoying a variety of craft acti...
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Watching a Japanese tea ceremony a few days ago, I was really impressed by the reverence and car...
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What is the first thing you say to your parents when you see them? How do you start a conversati...
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Do you ever look at those who have more than you and feel a sense of envy? Some of us seem to...
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Relationships are complicated - we all know that – but we also know that human beings are not me...
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Father’s Day is fast approaching and it’s always a good time to show our fathers how much we app...
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If you’re reading this at home I’d like you to stop for a minute and take a good look around the...
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We all know that the end of life is inevitable and unpredictable, and no-one really wants to thi...
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I would spend more time outdoors if the weather was always perfect and there was no chance of wi...
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In my cottage I have a small kitchen with limited space and storage, so I keep only the essentia...
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We hear and read so much information about anxiety and depression, most of it urging us to seek ...
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These days family fun is becoming more about eating snacks in front of the TV or game console an...
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What is it about public speaking that terrifies most of us? Research shows that around eighty-f...
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It’s not so easy these days to get to know our community
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Some of us that live alone do so through unexpected circumstances and some by choice
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Are you the sort of person who begins a project only to be distracted by another, and then anoth...
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Do you know that feeling you get when everything seems to be in balance? When every area of your l...
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Do you ever pass a stranger in the street and they shoot you a friendly smile, leaving you to wo...
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It’s great to have friends and family to talk to when life gets a bit bumpy, and often having th...
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When I left my previous career (in education) for a new direction (managing volunteer programs) ...
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We’re all familiar with the observation that ‘there’s one in every crowd,’ and no doubt just rea...
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It’s becoming somewhat rare these days to find personalised service in some stores
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Downsizing your life may seem like a pipe dream, and just the thought of working out how, when ...
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My daily commute to work is quite long but never boring
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We’re all so busy creating ‘To Do’ lists, trying to fit as many meaningful tasks as we can into ...
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To live a life of simplicity means letting go of all sorts of things that make our lives more c...
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When I was a child, I didn’t have any friends (not fishing for sympathy here – just stating a fa...
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Do you become frustrated with daily life and the odd assortment of people you need to deal with ...
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We are bombarded every day with advice on living well, coping with stress and enjoying life
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After a particularly hard week at work and soggy weather, Saturday dawned calm and sunny so I de...
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Creative output happens in different ways for different people
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I have some questions for you to ponder: - How much time do you spend at home? - Are you...
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Music is one of the most powerful influences in our lives
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Yesterday I stayed in my pyjamas for the whole day
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If you’re lucky enough to own a bathtub then I’m green with envy
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In an earlier article (Get some good stress in your life) I talked about good stress but now I’d...
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When I was a child my teacher wrote on my school report card that I was ‘introverted
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When things get difficult or stressful, we all need some time out to recharge the batteries
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A simple life means different things to different people
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I think it’s time we took a good look at our closets
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Whatever it is that you are trying to change or to achieve in your life, we all know that diffe...
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Picture your ideal life
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Some of us grew up in households with strict rules and routines, and others in complete chaos, b...
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Ok, we all know that procrastination (the bad habit of putting things off) can cause all sorts o...
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I can’t resist a book store or a book box at a garage sale
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While some people go about their daily lives with no planning or forethought, letting things and...
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I’m a thrifty person by nature and quite proud of it
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When we hear the word ‘addiction’ we automatically think about alcohol, drugs, gambling or maybe...
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In I talked about taking photographs to record the moments of your life, but now I’d like to go...
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You know how people always groan when you bring out the camera and ask them to smile? Well, ...
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We all know how devastating it feels to lose someone or something special from our lives
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Regardless of whether it’s right or wrong, people will always judge us by how we present ourselv...
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I often wonder why some people, as they age, seem to reach a certain point where they come to a ...
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We all have an awareness inside of us that can be quite difficult to define, but we certainly ...
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I’m sure you’ve heard the expression ‘Keeping up with the Joneses,’ but just in case you haven’t...
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Most of us have favourite quotes that mean something special to us
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We all have possessions, some more important to us than others
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There are plenty of good reasons to own a pet, and many different types of pets
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One of the best things we can do for ourselves is to learn to read signals that our body is send...
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Yesterday I took a walk in a pine forest not far from my home
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Have you ever calculated how much TV you actually watch? You may be surprised
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Have you written a will yet? If so, is it current? By that I mean is the information in it as...
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I don’t think there would be anyone reading this who could honestly say they have complete contr...
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We're constantly being blitzed with advertising about all sorts of wonder gadgets and appliances...
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I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m not very domestic
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Life can sometimes be pretty full-on, and if you’re anything like me, each week brings something...
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Is it time to lighten your load - literally? I’m talking about all the paraphernalia you're carr...
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“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream another dream” (CS Lewis) Do you eve...
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No matter where you are in life or what your role is within the family, you need someplace that ...
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We’ve all dreamed about it - about starting a whole new life; finding a new direction and reinve...
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Do you find yourself apologising for being less than perfect? Do you worry that you are not mea...
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One of the things I loved most about my children when they were young (and now my grandchildren)...
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We all have them in our lives
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Do any of these sound like you? - You carry your mobile phone with you everywhere you go – ev...
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Does simplifying mean de-cluttering? The short answer to this one is no
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I'm sure you've heard this all before, but before we can take steps to creating a simple and ser...
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Although it’s not always easy to describe, there is a definite distinction between fashion and s...
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There’s nothing quite like the feeling you get when the first signs of spring start to appear
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Raise your hand if all you want is a simple life
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We all have obligations and responsibilities that we must undertake no matter what
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We’ve all heard about Easter Bonnets, particularly through the song %%Easter Parade%% made famou...
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Not all of us celebrate the religious aspect of the Easter Holiday but most of us still enjoy th...
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