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Healthy Food Conversations With My Teen

Healthy Food Conversations With My Teen

on Mar 31, 2018 in Creative writing

My 15-year-old son is coming to stay with me for a week so I’ve been getting prepared to cook him his favourite meals. But I wasn’t quite ready and armed for his response when I asked him what meals he’d like me to cook for him. I was thinking of specific dishes such as pasta, chicken parmigiana or perhaps his request would be for me to bake some choc-chip biscuits....

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My Mid-Life Crisis Career Change

My Mid-Life Crisis Career Change

on Feb 5, 2017 in Creative writing

A career change at 40 something now equals a mid-life crisis or so it seems My dad worked for the same company for his entire life. That was back in the day when you received a gold watch for your long service to a company. But those days are long gone.     Research from the HILDA survey in 2014 and presented in the McCrindle blog Job mobility in Australia says that...

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7 Effective Ways To Manage Self-Doubt

7 Effective Ways To Manage Self-Doubt

on Feb 5, 2017 in Creative writing

As a soloist, I’m constantly trying to do it alone. When working for yourself and by yourself, there’s no one to tell you daily that you’ve done a great job. Self-doubt can slip in at any time. But it doesn’t have to be a major focus. You just need strategies to manage self-doubt and hit it on the head when it strikes.   When does self-doubt strike? Your...

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Why There is Less Online Noise This Week

Why There is Less Online Noise This Week

on Apr 21, 2016 in Creative writing

We get used to online noise. It doesn’t get louder but there’s more of it. Here’s what life’s like when you decide to remove yourself from social media for a week. One world is less noisy this week This week, the online world has been a little less noisy. Thanks to my teen boy that is. He’s decided to remove Twitter, Facebook and Insta...

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