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Tell me why I love you..

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I experienced a moment with my son a couple of days ago that will live me for the rest of my life. This is a story that I feel compelled to share with you, and I encourage you to do the same.
As I pottered around the kitchen not long after having finished our breakfast, Julian approached me, and out of nowhere, asked for a hug. Naturally, I dropped what I was doing, looked down at his smiling face, and graciously smiled back. We opened up our arms to each other, and I picked him up. 
As he wrapped his little arms and legs around my body, he puckered his lips and gently kissed my cheek. I squeezed him tightly, and my heart skipped a beat. It was at that exact moment that I needed him to know why I love him so much.
So I pried his little body away from mine, and sat him on the bench top to look him directly in the eye, and asked him the following question....
"Baby....Why do I love you so much?"
As gazed right at me, his response very expected. "Because you're my mamma.&qu…

Dedicated To The Cause For The Greater Good Of You!

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If like me, you are juggling so many things from day to day, and you often forget what day of the week it is, then there is no better time like the present to stop, take a big deep breathe, and give yourself permission to slow down a little.
We get pulled from pillar to post. There's work...meetings...deadlines...family...running a household...for some, there's study commitments...friends...and everything else in between. Where in all of this does looking after yourself fit?
Your self-care is just as important...if not more...than all of the above. I am always being reminded by those closest to me who see me being extremely dedicated to all that I do, that if I don't look after number one, then everything else I do is not going to matter.
When we stop for just a moment, and let this very sound piece of advice resonate with us, we really are hit with the truth of it.
Nobody looks after you, better than you do!
When I talk to people about self-love, I feel the energy in the room …

Letting Go

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The Journey Inside You

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Life truly is wondrous. It is what I like to refer to as a beautiful mess, filled with life changing adventures. With each adventure, we create memories. Some of them makes us smile. Some of them makes us cry. Some of them make us wish for more. Some make us long and yearn. And some break our hearts. But each moment in every adventure teaches us something. Regardless of how big or small, there is a lesson to be learnt in everything.
We all have our own, magnificent, unique story. One that continues to carve the way for a journey that is lifelong. The gratitude that we offer to each and every experience is an important element. And as I reflect upon my journey so far, I can honestly say my offerings of gratitude have become greater.
Someone asked me not so long ago, "How is it you do what you do?" My response was quite simple really. I am who am I today because I finally feel connected to the real me. I no longer live a life that conforms to the expectations of society, whateve…

LIVE THE LIFE YOU LOVE... AND LOVE THE LIFE YOU LIVE! FIVE STEPS TO A HAPPIER YOU!

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How often have you said the phrase, “I just want to be happy.” Yet have you ever stopped, even just for a brief moment to consider exactly what happiness really is?What exactly, is this happiness you are wishing for? What exactly, does this happiness sound like? Feel like? Taste like? And look like? These questions and many more really do matter. It’s exceptionally hard for your wishes of happiness to come true if you don’t clearly understand what happiness actually is.Live the life you love. Love the life you live! My ambition in life is to live as holistically, and as whole as I possibly can. And I use the word 'possible,' because in reality, we are all busy, pre­occupied with trying to manage 10 projects at the one time. Running households, working, caring for others. And in all of that, doing our best to look after ourselves with whatever time is left over.After facing a heartbreaking tragedy in my life almost 8 years ago, my journey to find true happiness was a massive st…

Holding On To Hope In Times Of Need.

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Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
2020 has been derailed from the get go. Firstly by ravishing bushfires during our Australian summer, followed shortly after by the devastating onset of COVID-19. It's definitely difficult to see the trees through the forest, or the light at the end of the tunnel right now, when our days are all very much consumed with an overloaded work schedule, and daily breaking news updates that continue to heighten our confusion and frustration all at the same time.
And I speak of this from the perspective of a well-rounded, educated adult. (Well at least that's how I would like to think of myself!) Imagine how our young people must be feeling? 
Yes, I completely agree with the real fact that children / young people are far more resilient than what we give them credit for. However the craziness of the reality that we are all living is most certainly taking its toll. And quite frankly, I say this …

The Art of Listening

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Our lives at the best of times are non-stop. Our day's are filled with back to back meetings, chores, and places to be. We sometimes clumsily fumble through tasks just to finish them, and have conversations with others that lack meaning and substance. In amongst all of the chaos, we fleet in and out of active conscious thinking for a very small portion of our day, and spend most of our time in our sub-conscious mind that drives our habitual, auto-pilot approach to our daily activities.
So where in all of this does one have time to really truly listen to absolutely everything that is said to them from everyone that crosses their path?

The problem that many of us struggle with, is that we will only often hear what people say to us. We don't actually listen. It is here, in this space, that true lines of communication are tangled or lost.

Listening for the most part of it, is what I like to refer to as an art form. It requires one to be consciously and actively engaged in the not…