Parenting

What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

August 20, 2018 | No Comments

My eight-year-old had to do a little speech today to her class about what she wants to be when she grows up. And it felt like one of those seminal moments in childhood, the kind she’ll talk about when she’s older and filling out those random questionnaires they sometimes make you do in those “getting to know you” quizzes. I feel like she’ll chuckle about it one day, or think about it quite deeply, and wonder if her career, vocation and life have stayed true to her childhood dreams and desires. Continue Reading…

Inspiration

Cultivating Resilience

August 11, 2018 | 20 Comments

“When your heart is broken, make art with the pieces.”

Shane Koyczan

Today I was having my nails done and a woman sat down next to me and said to the room: “My sister died yesterday. So I’m here for a bit of pampering”. Why am I telling you this? Well, I attended an event on Women’s Day where Gabi Lowe was the guest speaker, and since then I’ve been unable to think of little else but her and her family’s story.

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Books, Food

August Favourites

August 7, 2018 | 2 Comments

So it’s been a while since one of my catch up type posts, but today seemed like a good day to write one. It was a bit of a bleh Monday to be honest. Left my umbrella at home on the one day it bucketed down. A lone pimple blossomed between my eyebrows and I think it gave me a day long headache. Got the times mixed up and sent my husband to pick up my daughter 30 minutes too early from school (I swear I have selective amnesia because every week I get confused – it doesn’t help that it’s different on every day!).

Anyway, I have much to be grateful for, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be real and speak about the days that are not so good, where we feel like we may combust from stress (or as my business partner put it: “my head feels like it’s full of bees”). Continue Reading…