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Recently I popped down to our vegetable patch to spend a couple of minutes tending the tomatoes and picking some greens for a salad for lunch the next day. You can imagine my surprise when I got down there and instead of the nice neat garden I was expecting, I discovered a jungle. Tomatoes were […] Continue reading

How traveling inspired me to declutter

You may know that my family and I have been on vacation overseas for a number of weeks. When it comes to holidays, the journey home is always much harder than the one there don't you find? There is no longer that excitement and expectation, just thoughts about going back to work and back to […] Continue reading

Set successful goals by using the correct systems and processes.

The beginning of a new year is always an exciting time for me. It's a time of reflection and a time of planning for the future. This year I have a lot of things I wish to achieve so I have set a number of goals in the areas of health, relationships and work. In […] Continue reading

It might be nice to stay in your comfort zone but if you have dreams to fulfill, you need to take a step forward

Sometimes we get ourselves caught in the trap of following the same plan we have always followed. We do this because we are comfortable with the way things are or we think it's going to be too much effort to make a change or we have come to terms with our situation and believe it's […] Continue reading

Achieve your dreams and be successful. Don't wait for everything to be perfect. Just start and create some momentum today.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas full of family and friendship and an enjoyable New Year full of happiness and laughter. Amongst all of the celebrations, did you make some time to set your goals for 2017? You might have called them resolutions but whatever we call them, it amounts to a desire to […] Continue reading

Use this simple 9 step goal setting process to set, work towards and achieve your goals today. Don't put it off any longer. Get started now!

For years people have been advocating using the SMART acronym for helping set better goals. I have written about it in the past too. It has been the accepted standard way to set goals so that they are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timebound. There are different people who use slightly different words for each […] Continue reading

As one year ends and we start to look forward to the next, there is one very important thing we need to do. The beginning of every new year is often a time we stop to think about all of the things we want to achieve in the next 12 months. Some call these resolutions, […] Continue reading

How to holiday when you have no money. Choices you need to make to make your dreams a reality.

It has to be said that we holiday a lot as a family. We take chunks of time out of our busy school and work routines to go and experience different parts of our backyard and the world together. In the last few years we have taken many small trips into the countryside, driven around […] Continue reading

Are you constantly 'busy'? Do you want to slow things down and enjoy life more? Do you want to stop rushing from one event to the next? Try these 2 simple solutions today.

I have noticed lately that being busy seems to have become a status symbol. It's almost a competition to see who has the most hectic life. I have found myself replying 'I'm so busy!' whenever someone asks me how I have been. This statement is often accompanied by a sigh. It's almost the default response now and […] Continue reading

Does thinking about all of the events in the lead up to Christmas cause you stress? Learn how to take care of yourself at this busy time.

This is the time of year when things start to get busy. For the next few weeks in our house we are staring down the barrel at dancing concerts, end of year parties, birthday parties, sports wind ups, school Christmas concerts and family get togethers. There was a time in the early part of the […] Continue reading