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...]

Are You Being Honest with Yourself?

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Up until recently, I held onto someone for much longer than I should have. I believed that their presence wasn't having a negative impact on my life. That I wasn't suffering in the process. But I wasn't being honest with myself. How often do we do that? How often do we lie to ourselves because we … [Read more...]

Do You Need a Break?

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It's often said that it's during the difficult times that you realise who your true friends are. Yesterday reminded me why this is so. My life has been incredibly busy lately - juggling my life as a mum, my job as a writer, my relationship with my husband, along with the rest of my family and … [Read more...]

Your Circumstances Don’t Determine Your Future

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I was never read to as a child. At least, not outside of school. I absolutely loved reading though. As a seven year old, I was often found ordering books from the Scholastic Book Club catalogue, reading The Bailey School Kids series in the car, or flipping through pages of another Goosebumps book. … [Read more...]

Do You Know What You Want?

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Life is full of so many questions that we need to answer. In our search for happiness, we try desperately to work out exactly what it is that we want. We might ask ourselves, at one point or time: "What career path do I want to follow?" "What do I want in a partner?" "Do I want to get … [Read more...]

Living in the Moment

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I became teary-eyed the other day thinking about my own mother. I had been reflecting back on the things she's done for me in my 25 years of life, the beautiful memories I'll forever cherish. I cried happy tears pondering the past. My eldest daughter recently transferred from the Language … [Read more...]