On Big Ideas and Creating a Community of Kindness

It might surprise you to know that our household does not possess a dishwasher. About a year ago, our dishwasher broke, and we decided to find out whether we could get along without it for a while. Granted, there was also an element of laziness involved – ‘finding out whether we could get along without…

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2020 – The Stories Hearts Tell

Hello, and happy 2020……! The sun has risen on a new decade, and as usual January brings with it a sense of expectation. Resolutions, plans for diet and lifestyle, pressure to overhaul just about everything in our lives. I don’t really go in for New Year resolutions, preferring instead to set goals throughout the year…

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The Case for a Simpler Christmas

When I look back on my memories of Christmas as a child, they are vague, and happy. The opening of the living room door in the half-light and small cries of ‘Santa’s been!’ Trying to stay awake in the hopes of glimpsing red fabric or a boot topped with snowy white dusting. Paper party hats,…

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves – International Women’s Day

Lately I’ve found myself thinking a lot about the stories we tell ourselves. Like many women, I’ve spent a lot of time telling myself about all the things I cannot do. I’m not good at this, I’m not good at that, I can’t run, I could never write a novel. I could never be a mathematician. (A…

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So, What Do You Do All Day, Anyway?

Not so long ago, I was asked by a virtual stranger (in the context of being a stay-at-home mum), what I liked to do when I wasn’t ‘sitting around the house all day’. Annoyingly, my reaction was to laugh awkwardly (I have always been one of those people who thinks of smart or funny retorts…

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