When First Impressions are Wrong

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...]

Relationships Are a Two-Way Street

When Ben Affleck accepted his Oscar award for 'Argo' earlier this year, he likened marriage to 'work'. Standing on stage, he said to his wife who was in the audience: "I want to thank you for working on our marriage for 10 Christmases. It's good. It is work but the best kind of work and there's no … [Read more...]

It’s Good to Have Friends

Sometimes it takes a pivotal moment to help change your outlook on life. For me, it was the devastating events of Monday, 22 March, 2010. On this very day, a terrifying hail storm hit Western Australia, the worst in 50 years. There was extensive hail, strong winds and heavy rain; all of which caused … [Read more...]

Supporting Others in Their Success

I caught some of my friends off guard today. They were unaware that I once had a passion for writing poetry and music, two of my favourite pastimes as a teenager. The even bigger shock to my friends was that I'd once auditioned for Australian Idol. As I smiled and reminisced about my attempt at a … [Read more...]

More Than Four Letters

I remember not so long ago, I believed I would never find "The One". It wasn't so much that I wasn't given the opportunity to find it, I just don't think I had yet. Then I met my husband and found exactly what I'd been looking for my whole life. Thirty minutes ago, I waved goodbye to my husband as … [Read more...]