watch your language

Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love Brené Brown We have been having a conversation with our girls of late about how they talk to others. This is more than a discussion about the words they use, but also about body language, attitude and tone of voice. It has been an interesting … Continue reading watch your language

Embracing 2017: Think days

Today I took a 'think day' after reading a blog by Tsh Oxenrider of the Art of simple. The premise behind this day is allowing yourself space just to think about life. She quotes author Greg McKeown: We need space to escape in order to discern the essential few from the trivial many. Unfortunately, in … Continue reading Embracing 2017: Think days

on writing, reading and the power of books

This morning my daughter grabbed some books off the shelf and immersed herself in them. "These are fantastic books mum, come and see". As I went in, I realised the books she held are books written by my good friend, Elaine Fraser. Writing can be such an isolating exercise. Essentially it is me and my keyboard or a … Continue reading on writing, reading and the power of books