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Learning and experiencing life and hoping my discoveries might help you. All this while I get back to work freeelance writing/blogging and teaching yoga. Navigating life with Mr Miner, our boys and a dog named Goliath here in the Northern Illawarra.

Do something and expect nothing

Why does it feel so good to do something and expect nothing? Lately, especially in these tougher economic times, it seems that so many people are all about ROI (return on investment) and delivering tangible, quantifiable benefits (read outcomes that you can see and measure). So you would think that volunteering would be out of […]

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Getting to the bottom of Australian Women’s Weekly

Bosoms and bottom cheeks. That’s the flip side of the Australian Women’s Weekly (AWW) this month. The elegant and gracious Princess Mary and her girls on the front cover (with a creepy Prince Fred hand on her shoulder but no Prince Fred) and butt cheeks and boobs on the back. Every time I walk past […]

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Birthday party for 12

Kid’s party panic

Organising, a Christmas party for 200 or a town party for 1000, no problem .  Have me organise  my own child’s fifth birthday party for 12 and I start to sweat. I’m not kidding. The Rubinator turned five recently and a Batman party was high on his agenda for a perfect birthday. Hosting it at our small abode was […]

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Losing my voice

I lost my voice for two years. Not the words but my voice. Come to think of it when I started blogging I wasn’t really sure what my voice was at all.  I just thought had to start writing, I had to start somewhere and the rest would come. Well, WordPress tells me that since that first […]

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How to make friends fast in a new town

Being the new person is always a bit tough but after moving four times in the last two years I’ve discovered ways to make friends fast in a new town. Get a job. A sure fire way to meet people in town is to get a job.  The first friends you make will be your workmates (hopefully!).  […]

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