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The Life-Changing Magic of Simplifying Life

Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up was a light, inspiring read. While I haven’t managed to fully apply the KonMari method to my things, I’ve found Kondo’s approach to tangible clutter to be a useful approach to a busy life, as well.  278 more words

Work-Life Balance

That Balance State of Mind

It’s easy to get hung up on the numbers when thinking about balance – the number of hours in the day; the amount of time you spent with your kids; the number of hours you billed; the time you spent at work; the time you spent commuting; the distance you ran, etc…  I’ve found, however, that… 396 more words

Work-Life Balance

Are you doing what you’re supposed to do or what you want to do—or both?

Recently I texted my big sister and dumped a “woe is me” montage on her. I suck as a writer. I don’t know what I’m supposed to do. 152 more words


The Change at the Water Cooler

Over the summer, I’ve completed several week-long online classes that deal with the inner workings of your brain. No, I’m not trying to get a neuroscience degree, but one of my core beliefs is that you have full control over how you respond to any situation that life throws at you. 711 more words

Health & Wellness

Spring has sprung 🌸

Spring is one of my favourite seasons. Sitting on the bus on my way to work, it’s nice and warm, the flowers around Brisbane are blooming. 147 more words

Health And Wellbeing (mental, Physical, Emotional & Spiritual)

Banana Cookies

So I haven’t written in here in a while and I keep telling myself I’m going to but I feel like sometimes I’m just a broken record that keeps writing the same things because feelings don’t really change. 576 more words

Mountains Part Two: Verbier, Via Ferrata and handsome young Danes

During a well deserved and delicious supper with Melody at Canteloupe where we feasted on a particularly tasty dish of feta cheese swathed in delicate sheathes of filou pastry and drizzled in local honey and cashew nuts, she told me about a remote lake, complete with its own refuge, high above a village called Fionnay and a walk you could do there via the track from La Chaux.  5,150 more words

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