#1 resolution mistake you don’t want to make

Most of us will make resolutions and reflect on changes in the New Year that may enhance our lives. Will you quit an addiction, lose weight, focus on your health or change a career? There are so many things that we could change for the better. The reality is that 92% of New Year’s Resolutions fail. As I reflect on …

Are you a virgin

I was a virgin until the age of 35 and I have to admit that my Personal Trainer was responsible for my ‘first time’….I will always remember the moment that he asked me…. “What exercise do you do?” I blushed and replied, “I walk”. “Why don’t you run?” he asked. I considered this question for a moment and responded with …

Reasons are excuses in disguise

With all the stealth and intrigue of a Mission Impossible sequel I carried out what was a perfectly executed surprise birthday indulgence for my gorgeous husband. I managed to pack for the weekend, whisk him away to a luxury suite in a city Hotel (he says “…kidnapped”), arranged pre dinner cocktails, a sumptuous dinner and a surprise lunch with our …

Let go of toxic friends

A few years ago I was faced with a decision that rocked my view of the world…should I continue to keep in contact with a friend that had been in my life for many years? My friendship with Sophie was a strong one…she is intelligent, has a great sense of humour and we could talk and laugh about anything for …

Happiness – The 1st secret key

As I reflected on the happiness that I have experienced in my life so far, I came up with a list that I would like to share with you; the day I got married (twice), the day I gave birth to my gorgeous son, special magical moments with my friends & family, holidays, indulgent romantic getaways with my husband and …

Happiness – the 2nd secret key

Do you think that our happiness would be greater in taking an around the world trip or a weekend away to Daylesford? The answer may surprise you! As it is likely that the trip to Daylesford can occur on a far more regular basis than an overseas trip, it is likely that you will be happier with your trip to …

The day I found my baby

I had just turned 40 years old and I was well and truly over it. I was over the politics at work, I was over peak hour traffic and I was over the seemingly insignificant contribution I was making to the world as a Senior Project Manager. The prospect of another 20 years of this made my head explode with …

Will you always be fat?

Will you always be fat no matter what you do? Do you tell yourself that no matter what you do….?? “I will ALWAYS be fat” Is that the way it has always been? Were you the fat kid? Do you tell yourself….?? “Other people seem to be able to take control and make changes but I can’t” What stories do …

3 sure fire ways to get your bum out of bed

Just when I thought I had my morning exercise routine set to NOT NEGOTIABLE on the “To Do’ dial…along came winter…it became harder and harder. I started to make excuses; it was too cold; it was raining; I was too tired from working long hours; I needed to rest; BLAH….BLAH….BLAH WENT THE VOICES IN MY HEAD. The excuses were coming …

Why are you still the victim?

I remember when I was a victim. It was hard work because BAD things were always happening to me. I was in a second marriage and it was SO SO difficult. For anyone who has experienced a blended family, it’s a bloody hard gig. I had a child from my previous marriage and my husband had 3. We both had …