I’ve just been reading a few of the harrowing and heart breaking real-life mental health crises the activist and advocate Mike King has been sharing on social and traditional media. It highlights that we are a nation faced with a genuine epidemic, and I have so much respect for all those who share their stories. … More Reflection and Protection
There was a post that flashed by my feed on Instagram a few weeks ago. A beautiful young woman with empty eyes on the left, and the same face with soulful kind eyes on the right. Apparently nearly 20 years had passed between pictures but the soulful eyed woman did not appear much older if … More How Now
Someone suggested I sit down at the end of the day and take stock of what I managed to accomplish that day. I did this, half-heartedly, as I do any administrative task. I’ve shared it here, I strongly suggest you fully just skim/skip over it and rejoin me after the bullet list. So yesterday, some … More Tuesday Truthiness After Taking Stock of Tasks
There is a cycle that takes place in a brain like mine. In an upswing, things can be thrown at me from a variety of directions. During such an upswing, I’ll nonchalantly grab seemingly impossible things, in an impressive catch a la wayward cricket or baseball that lands in the terraces/bleachers. Downswing? I catch nothing. … More The Week the World Did Not End.
I’ve made a very conscious choice to wear faults and failings, as I do my triumphs and adventures, on my sleeve. Sharing thoughts, experiences and feelings with the world; online and often, is commonplace for me. At worst, it opens me up to judgment and scrutiny from strangers and haters. At best it opens up … More Living Life Out Loud and Feeling a Bit Exposed…
Today, I was chatting with one of my best friends for nearly 20 years. P and I go back so far we can’t pinpoint when or how we actually met. We’ve been allies and friends through ups and downs. Which is strange to some people as, on the surface, we could not be more different. … More The Friendship Formula. Is There a Formula?
HoooOOoookay. Today I want to talk to you about failure. I’m intimately acquainted with the act and the concept of failure. Seeing as I set myself a rather high bar in most things (except housework… obviously ‘rollseyes’) in life, I am quite familiar with the sting of falling short on expectations. Truth is, I have … More The Importance of Failure
Just wanted to walk you through yet another clanger from the mouth of my less than smooth operator husband. Soon we will be sharing office/warehousing space so that Grumpy can continue his distinguished career as a mad genius inventor type while I attempt to keep my boutique PR firm growing. I’ll get the office space … More #SMHS (S*** My Husband Says)
In the first trimester of my fourth pregnancy, something happened. My boobs ballooned to ludicrously large and have not returned to any semblance of normalcy. The absolute largest nursing bra I have been able to get my hands on in regular retail outlets is a 14HH and I spill out of that even. I’m sick … More Big Boobs Blog
Today is the birthday of one of my most FAVOURITE humans in the whole word. We’ve been friends for nearly two decades now. I am currently fighting with a banana cake attempting to make it look like a heart… Not winning. We’ll be popping in to surprise her at her work later today. We’ll deliver … More Children, chores and failed chocolate chip banana cake.