Reflections at 40 – Rock Bottom – 9/40

By Kelly Exeter | July 16, 2017

I just couldn’t see how or when things were going to get ‘better’, and it occurred to me that it would be easier for everyone if I was gone.

Reflections at 40 – Resilience – 8/40

By Kelly Exeter | July 15, 2017

My husband knew I was stressed, depressed and distant, and did what he could to help. But the fact was, I didn’t want help.

Reflections at 40 – Babies – 7/40

By Kelly Exeter | July 14, 2017

Confronted by heaving sobs upon his confirmation, my doctor was bewildered, ‘What’s so awful about being pregnant right now?’

Reflections at 40 – Choices – 6/40

By Kelly Exeter | July 13, 2017

When you’re someone who bases their self-worth on hearing people say, “Wow, you’re amazing” a lot of choices are swept off the table.

Reflections at 40 – Coping – 5/40

By Kelly Exeter | July 12, 2017

Call it ‘diversifying your gold star portfolio’. If you’re performing poorly in one area of your life, no worries, you can ramp up another two. Or ten.

Reflections at 40 – Regret – 4/40

By Kelly Exeter | July 11, 2017

I’m not one for acting or speaking rashly. Which is why, when I look back on the past 40 years, there are only two things I genuinely regret.

Reflections at 40 – Business – 3/40

By Kelly Exeter | July 10, 2017

Every client had different expectations about speed, quality and price. Instead of ascertaining what those expectations were, I made assumptions instead.

Reflections at 40 – Triathlon – 2/40

By Kelly Exeter | July 9, 2017

Improvement is what drove me. People thought I loved being competitive with others. The reality was, the person I’ve always most loved competing with is myself.

Reflections at 40 – School – 1/40

By Kelly Exeter | July 8, 2017

Remember the episode of The Simpsons where the teachers are on strike and Lisa falls to her knees and begs Marge: ‘Grade me, grade me!’. That was me.

10 not-so-obvious ways we’re making life harder than it needs to be

By Kelly Exeter | June 29, 2017

A few weekends ago my husband and I took our kids on a day trip to a national park. The drive out there was …

What if I get it ‘wrong’?

By Kelly Exeter | June 22, 2017

Nothing triggers off overthinking quite like encountering a fork in the road of life, and having to decide which way to go. We spend …

Is a positive outlook in life overrated?

By Kelly Exeter | June 15, 2017

Recently someone asked me: How to have a positive outlook when you have an ingrained negative outlook? I was well into my response about …

3 gentle tactics for creating habits that last

By Kelly Exeter | June 8, 2017

Over the past five months I’ve been working through some habits challenges with the crew in my Better Than Yesterday group. Carly and I …

4 rules for making decisions you’ll always be happy with

By Kelly Exeter | June 1, 2017

Five-ish years ago, my husband and I put an offer on a house. My husband had to be talked into it because he was …

The one life skill I wish they’d taught me at school

By Kelly Exeter | May 25, 2017

Now, I can hear all the teachers bristling already. “It’s not up to us to teach life skills! That’s a job for parents!” And …