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Not sleeping well? Here are 7 steps to a better sleep.

How small changes make profound effects
Second part in Dalice Rose’s new series “How small changes make profound effects” We live is such a fast paced world, where most of us bring work home with us as we have work cell phones which, unless we are extremely well disciplined, means the lines are blurred for when our work day starts and finishes.  Then on top of that we live life through electronic mediums, feeling the urge to pick up and check our smartphones on average 150 times a day!  If you want to know how many times you check your there is a app called Realizd that will let you know. Most of us are balancing being parents/fulltime carers of children or other relatives, working full-time, being a wife/husband/partner, family and friends that we don’t even…
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4 proven ways to find a happy balance with life and technology

How small changes make profound effects, Overcoming obstacles
Part of Dalice Rose’s new series “How small changes make profound effects” A few months ago I attended an unconference (yes I spelt that right) with 100+ other women (WWGSD). One of the subjects discussed throughout the weekend was around finding a balance with technology. Like with so many other things in life there are many differing views on the subject.  That in itself can be overwhelming. If like me your business is connected to multiple social media sites and/or your have children you are searching for guidance on the art of balance. My businesses are all online, almost all of my customers I meet using digital technology which brings us face to face, allowing me to broaden my client base and for my clients to have a greater choice…
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Toilet seat down or up, what does your preference say about you?

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It’s funny how some questions can generate more emotional responses than others.  There are three camps when it comes to whether the toilet seat should be left up or put down.  If you live in a household full of either females or males then this question probably doesn't even come up in your home.  For those that live in mixed households I have no doubt it has come up and in some cases many times and with some of those being heated exchanges. So let’s explore the options (disclaimer the following is 100% authors personal views): Camp 1:Toilet seat down – this is normally an expectation demanded (yes I'm purposefully using a strong word) by the matriarch of the house.  This is the person who thinks it is their right…
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Human Moments

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I just finished reading an article from Daniel Goleman called The Chemistry of Connection.  I agreed with the points made yet was also confronted by them. The author promotes more ‘human moments’ and less ‘digital moments’ if we want to have better interactions and communication.  I can sense you nodding in agreement and saying well that’s obvious.  Yes it is obvious, I would go as far as saying it’s logical, yet we are most probably all guilty of at times avoiding the ‘human moment’ and using ‘digital moments’ instead. Can you think of a time when you have either sent an email or received one from someone which has led to more questions than answers?  How did you deal with that situation?  Chances are you sent an email back asking…
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The art of fairness

Follow your gut
Travelling along I placed my feet up on the dash board (yes I was the passenger) when my 6 year old son piped up I think you should take your feet down from there Mum".  I inquired for his reasoning, thinking he would say something like it's not safe if we crash (as it really is a dangerous thing to do), instead he simply said It's not fair if you get to and we don't get to put our feet on the seats in front of us".  It got me thinking, is it right to teach children about fairness when they live in a world that is not always fair?  Will teaching them to be fair lead them ultimately to be confused and disappointed when they face the unfairness of…
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Terrorists knocking at your door?

Overcoming obstacles
We all have them, bad days, sometimes even bad weeks or worse still bad months. Ever felt like everything is going wrong? I know I have. It seems that if we embrace things when they start to go wrong the law of attraction applies and more things go wrong. Well at least that is our perception. I use perception as it’s about our state of mind. When we are focused on an event in our life, whether positive or negative, then we will associate other happenings to that event. For example I have no doubt you have experienced a relationship break up before and for the weeks that follow no matter what radio station you turn on there is either songs about love or songs about having a broken heart.…
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Creative Outlets

Creative Outlets

Follow your gut, Uncategorized
I am fascinated with the creative side of humans. Some people are able to create the most amazing masterpieces, whether it is art or engineering the ability for an individual to be able to come up with a great idea and then turn it into reality is really something to be amazed by. The other morning my 6 year old asked me to draw my best monster. Immediate challenges that could come to mind: 1. I had 5 minutes before needing to leave for work 2. I hadn’t drawn a monster before 3. I had to come up with an image in my mind of what my monster would look like then put pencil to paper to see if I could bring that image to life! Challenge number 1 could…
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Advice from an 8 year old

Advice from an 8 year old

Overcoming obstacles
The other morning I was telling my 8 year old about an event that was happening that day and how it made me feel excited as well as a little scared. He turned to me and said well Mum that means you are having a Gappy day today. When pressed for more information he happily explained that a Gappy day is when the types of feelings you are experiencing have a big gap between, like there is quite a big gap between the feeling of being excited about doing something when that same thing scares you. I loved the way he approached what I had said, and to be honest it helped make a little more sense of what I was feeling. This led us on to having the discussion…
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Surviving the storm?

Surviving the storm?

Overcoming obstacles
Ever feel life brings you more than your fair share of storms? I wonder if everything in life went so smoothly whether it would provide us with as much growth and opportunity. When we are faced with a storm it presents us an opportunity. We usually need to make decisions, sometimes these must be made quickly and other times we have longer to ponder, but invariably a decision needs to be made. Some of us make that decision then look back and wonder if another decision may have given us a better outcome, some of us find making the decision difficult and consult many people before choosing, some of us face the decisions head on and walk confidently in the knowledge we had made the best decision for ourselves at…
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