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Out of my comfort zone with Wild Women on Top

I arrive for my adventure challenge and I’m greeted by Trek training leader Jo Vartanian.  I’m not sure I’m up for the challenge. It’s cold, a little bit wet and that Point looks like a mountain from here. Then I meet the other Wild Women on Top (WWOT) trekking ladies Michele, Christine, Mary, Karen, Barbara and […]

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How to walk the dog with windchill

OMG what was I thinking.  I could hear the wind howling around the bedroom windows, the pool furniture being whirled around the backyard.   So what do I decide to do?  Walk outside. Have you heard the expression, ‘takes your breath away’?  Well it’s sooo true. I knew I was in trouble when I could […]

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3 ways to stop yourself from crying

I am a cryer.  Yes I admit it. I will cry at a Kleenex commercial, christenings, award ceremonies, various emotional moments and when I’m sure the world is ending, you know the usual. Do you ever find yourself crying at the most inconvenient, inappropriate and annoying moments? Don’t panic, you can stop those tears before […]

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Dear mums at the park

You were looking vexed. The older lady asking if the two toddlers heading out of the park towards the carpark, clearly annoyed you. How did I know? It was the total look of disinterest, lack of reply and eye contact and laid back position on the grass that gave you away. The grass must have […]

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Crying on my yoga mat

I’m sitting crossed legged in sukhasana and all of a sudden I realise I’m about to start crying on my yoga mat.  I move into child’s pose and the sniffles come. I move back into down faced dog and the kind of muffled gulps of what will be crying start. Lucky my head was down that’s […]

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Dear Max, please go the **#@ to sleep

Dear Adam Mansbach, when you wrote THAT book, Go the **#@ to sleep, politely dual-released as, Seriously just go to sleep, I read it and I laughed. I try not to make profanities a part of my everyday vocab, but I laughed the laugh of a parent who has two children that go to sleep as […]

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Five reasons NOT to keep fit or….

It’s cold it’s dark and you don’t want to get out of bed and the little voice in your head is saying why bother.  It’s telling you…. Five reasons NOT keep fit in the morning dark It’s so warm in your bed You could sleep an hour longer It’s cold..refer to number one You could […]

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Turning 40 and falling apart!

As a girl personal maintenance is never ending.  In order to keep up with mine I had an appointment to keep.  When I arrived I was I was greeted by light gently filtering through copper chiffon curtains, plush tapestry chairs, current magazines and pleasant conversation… No I wasn’t at the beauty therapists or a day spa, […]

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