The Sunday Afternoon Prep – The Secret To Smashing Out A Busy Week

As a busy working parent, getting ready for the week on Sunday afternoons is essential for everyone in our house. It just makes the week that bit easier and more calm.  Or that is our aim. Now don’t get any ideas that this house is blissfully organised .. because it isn’t. We just try to do things that assist in making life easier. Sometimes we…

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All The Reasons To Start A Blog

I started blogging 5 years ago as an outlet after my son was born with gastro oesophageal reflux disease.  What I thought would be 1 year of ‘Martha Stewart Home Goodness’ turned into one of the most difficult times in my life. My blogging career was born a few days after the following New Year, as I desperately teetered between depression and needing to find something…

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Mantra’s To Calm You During Troubled Times

I will remain calm and carry on.   I release all expectations that are leading to feelings of stress.   I always feel better when I pause before I respond to a stress.   I’ve done more than enough today.   I’ve done well.  I don’t have to be perfect. Peace is within my reach. Stress is not my friend. Breathe and breath again.   Laughter…

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Burton’s Shoes – A Shoe & Accessory Lovers Haven

I must to admit to you, Burton’s Shoes have been my go to shoe store for many years now and it is possibly one of Australia’s best kept secrets. Nestled away in the quiet town of Kingaroy, Queensland you can be forgiven for thinking this is just a run of the mill independent shoe store. However, the love and passion that goes into opening the doors…

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The 10 Things I Do During Anxious Times

  It has taken a long time for me to accept I am an anxious person.  I was never anxious growing up.  Often shy, but not anxious.  So hitting my late 30’s and suffering from some pretty hideous anxiety was something that I often played down even when it was debilitating. Medication has historically been the best way to get control of my symptoms, but some…

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All The Reasons To Be An Enabler And To Have Enablers On Your Life Team

  Enablers.  They are the people we have come across in our lives that encourage, develop, coach, deploy and sometimes even become your spine when you are feeling entirely broken. Sometimes they are our friends, relatives, counsellors, teachers, mentors or even the little old lady up the street that doesn’t mind letting us know that she thinks we are great and doing just fine. In my…

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Giving Zero F$%Ks

Somebody called me a name this week that in the past has hurt me to the core. It has historically always caused me emotional pain because I am most certainly not what they call me.  I am actually the complete opposite in this situation. I do know however,  that in some strange fucked up way, by this person calling me this name, they relinquish their own guilt for…

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Cyclone Debbie Didn’t Flatten Or Entirely Flood Us

Here in Hervey Bay we have endured a long, hot and extremely dry summer.  I actually don’t even remember a summer storm that dampened the ground and cooled the air.  Until yesterday, we were still experiencing mid summer temperatures with the humidity at 86%.  Yes you read that correctly.  86% humidity at the end of March. Most locals actually thought we wouldn’t see any weather out of…

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