What every child needs from their parents

I mentioned in Tuesday’s post how I suggested this exercise to my Facebook community last week … and then thought I would do it myself out of interest. Today I’d like to share with you what my mum wrote. Initially it will seem like I’m blowing smoke up my own arse, but trust me, there’s a Continue Reading

The stories we tell ourselves

“I’ve figured out why I’m not looking forward to Perth Upmarket” I said. “All those people, all that interacting – it’s exhausting for me. Once I’ve done this one I won’t do any more stuff like that. It’s just a bad energy thing for me.” Monologue over, I looked proudly at my therapist. I was Continue Reading

Everything changed for me when …

This question should be asked in every interview to every person ever: Everything changed for me when … It was asked of Elle Roberts here and I just loved her answer: I stopped listening to other peoples’ version of success, and started believing in my own. Elle’s thoughts of course Continue Reading

10 ways life is simpler than we think

Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time fantasising about selling everything we own and moving the whole family to a bush shack in Yallingup. Whenever my mind starts wandering in this direction, I know what it’s actually craving. A simpler life. And it appears I’m not the only one because Continue Reading

The best way to achieve big goals is really boring

The difference between long distance triathlon and long distance running is this: In triathlon, you can start out feeling pretty average yet still come good. With running, however, if you start out feeling average, you’re going to finish feeling super-average. Especially when the distance you’re Continue Reading

Doing what you love is easier than you think

I always wince a little when I see this Steve Jobs quote: I’m quite aware he intended it to be an aspirational call to action. But I’m not sure he meant it to convey ‘if you’re not doing what you love for a job, then you’re a mug’. Regardless, it’s become quite the holy grail these Continue Reading