Pause

A reminder to pause … and then keep going

This week I shared this remarkable post on my Facebook page. The author of the post got a semi-colon tattooed on her wrist in order to start useful conversations around depression (something which, for her, …

CareerConfidence-Small

Restoring career confidence after kids

Last week, on this post about rebuilding lost confidence, Julie left this comment: “I’ve been thinking of returning to the workforce after spending the past 6 1/2 years at home. However, I’ve lost confidence in …

UnexaminedLife

An unexamined life is …

An unexamined life is not worth living. But if all you’re doing is examining, are you really living? As a very introspective person, I will admit I walk this fine line a lot. The one …

ChaseDreams

How to chase your dreams responsibly

This is my second attempt at this post. The first time through I used the words ‘passion’ and ‘dream’ interchangeably, only to realise 800 words later they’re two completely different things. For example: Writing is a passion …

Repellent

New goal for this year: be more repellent

As you all know, I’m recently returned from Chris Ducker’s Tropical Think Tank in the Philippines. And again, as you all know, I took much away from the conference. But there’s one line that’s kept prickling on the surface …

The engagement

He types “how to propose” into Google and is a bit dismayed to find there are no detailed instructions to be found anywhere. She’s starting to get a bit tired of people (ok, mostly her …

The 7 best things about 37

So it’s my birthday today. I don’t get funny about birthdays or getting older because I know what a privilege it is to get old. I consider every extra year I’m still here on earth to be such …

Relax. Nothing is under control

This time last year I found myself in a bit of a funny place. I was … content. Right where I wanted to be in life – both personally and professionally. This was really disconcerting …

WobblyCourage

Wobbly courage is still courage

It’s just over a week since I returned to Perth from the Problogger Conference on the Gold Coast and my brain has finally settled down enough to truly process the big takeaways from the event. …

HeSaidSheSaid

He said, she said – a love story

He said: Can I borrow your pencil? She thought: WTF? What kind of loser turns up to the first week of Uni without a pencil? He said: Wanna play table hockey? She said: Sure! I …

float

One word for 2013 …

Last year Ms Maxabella Loves threw down the challenge to her readers to live their years by a single word (rather than making resolutions that fall by the wayside by January 3.) In 2012 that …

becalmes

Becalmed

Over the course of the day 30 emails were exchanged. Tough questions were asked. And I was getting more and more dismayed. Her: What do you want Kelly? Me: ‘This’ is what I want. Her: …

Summit

Do you suffer from Summit Syndrome?

One of my lovely readers (hi Chris!) sent me a link to this article last week entitled You’ve strived … you’ve won … now what?  Funnily enough, Ant had send me the link to the same article …