successBalance

Success and balance: how can they co-exist?

If we were to take a trip back in time to September 2013, you’d find me feeling pretty smug because you know that magical state of ‘balance’ we’re all constantly seeking? Well call me David Copperfield because …

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Consistency. It’s not very glamorous

Some days I’ve got nothing. No mojo. No motivation. No get up and go. They’re the days where I can’t concentrate, am easily frustrated by six-year-old questions of ‘why’ and protestations of ‘but’, and if I …

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, …

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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 …