Category Archives: Personal Development

Pressing on…

It’s been a while since I posted a blog on here, but I think it’s time I pressed it back into service. I’m 45 now and it’s not sitting easily with me.  It’s not that I’m having trouble being a year older, I’m … Continue reading

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Averting the Crash About to Happen

The fact that I’ve not posted here since July gives you some idea of what the problem is.  Busy is good, but get too busy and some of the plates start to spin off and crash to the floor. “Here … Continue reading

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The World is My Oyster

One of the things I love most about having a holiday is that for a few days at least I get to stick my head above the parapet of my life and check out what’s going on ‘out there.’  It’s … Continue reading

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Happy Thoughts

You don’t need something depressing on a Monday morning, do you?  You need the energy to explode out of a filing cabinet drawer a la Hong Kong Phooey. You need attack!  You need zip! You need an exceedingly large mug … Continue reading

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Managing Expectations

Many of us start the year with good intentions, and in the first few days we’re genuinely committed to improving those bits of our lives where we feel we’re not reaching our full potential.  We make solemn promises to ourselves … Continue reading

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Do Something Different – Day 7

Seven days in and we’ve completed our first week on the ‘No Diet, Diet’, also know as Do Something Different.  Even on a seemingly easy week, it’s been hard at times.  In many cases that’s not been because there hasn’t … Continue reading

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Doing Something Different – Day 1

My husband and I have been together for twenty two years and married for seventeen of those.  In that time a lot of good things have happened, but we’ve also accumulated a lot of baggage.  Yes, in one way I … Continue reading

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Investing in Tomorrow

My best days are usually the ones I’ve planned.  It doesn’t always work out, but I find the key to a successful tomorrow is thinking about it today.   If my husband and I didn’t plan what we did on … Continue reading

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The Life Circle: Week 2 – The Life Plan

At the moment, my life is a mix of part time job, part time hobby writer and trying to shoe-horn everything else into the time that’s left.  The everything else includes being a Wife, Mum, Bible study leader, Book group … Continue reading

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The Life Circle: Week 1 – The Wheel of Life

Welcome to my life! Excuse the mess, I’ll get to that pile in a minute. For the benefit of new readers joining me as part of Kate’s Life Circle coaching plan, here’s a bit about me:  I’m 41 years old, … Continue reading

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