Having the Courage to Take Risks

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There's a person that I know. She's kind, caring and a wonderful mother to her kids. But our friendship had a bit of a slow start. I've had many recent experiences where I have been hurt and my friendship was taken advantage of. So when I met this lovely Mum, I was hesitant in getting too close. I … [Read more...]

Small Changes Can Make A Big Difference

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I've been feeling a little guilty lately. My youngest daughter just started Kindergarten last month and I haven't been able to enjoy this time as much as I've wanted to. When my first child started Kindy four years ago, I also had a 2 year old at home but my life wasn't as hectic. I now … [Read more...]

What I’ve Learnt about Love

I was 16 years old the first time I ever fell in love. Or at least, what I felt was love at the time. I was emotionally fragile, vulnerable and incredibly naive. I knew hardly anything about love, just that I wanted to feel loved and appreciated. This person made me feel special for the first time … [Read more...]

When You See Yourself Through Others’ Eyes

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About three weeks ago, I attended my husband's work Christmas party. As always, the venue they'd chosen was beautifully decorated, the food was delicious, and the company was very entertaining. However, what was most memorable had nothing to do with the elegant party itself. Instead, it was what … [Read more...]

When First Impressions are Wrong

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Whenever we meet someone for the first time, it's hard not to form some kind of 'first impression' of them. It might be the way a person looks or dresses. The way they walk. The topics they choose to talk about. As human beings, it's normal to form specific ideas about people before we truly get to … [Read more...]

When Death Puts Life into Perspective

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Today, I found out that a lady at my eldest daughter's school passed away this morning. She was the co-ordinator of the out-of-school care program. I'd talked to this lady before. We shared some laughs. I'd regularly thanked her for holding the school gate open for my kids and I. Although I didn't … [Read more...]

Learning Not to Take Life So Seriously

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There are some 'rules' that I don't like to follow. I do follow and respect laws on the road. I do follow social etiquette, such as - not calling loved ones at late times in the night. I believe in acting appropriately in personal and professional situations. But I don't agree with treating dates … [Read more...]

Making Time for Loved Ones

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I'm not someone who believes in having regrets. I believe that sometimes life could have turned out differently. I believe that sometimes we could have made better choices. But I don't believe in holding onto the past. No matter how much we wish things were different, the truth is - they can't … [Read more...]

Always Try Before Asking for Help

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When I was a young child, I used to spend a lot of time with one of my older cousins. We shared a love of music and reading, and she was always ready to educate me on different areas of life. We were watching the now-defunct TV show 'Video Hits' when the words 'debut' hit the screen. I was an … [Read more...]

Progress Takes Time

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A friend of mine once said that I was the most positive person they knew. As positive as I am though, even I have my down days. I've had some ups and downs recently, both in my personal and professional life. These challenges have affected my self-esteem, my confidence, and even my positive … [Read more...]