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I’ve broken the rules!

By Minimalist
They all say if you haven’t worn it in the last 3-6 months, it’s got to go. Get rid of it. That’s proper wardrobe decluttering. Proper minimalism. Until this moment, I haven’t worn this outfit in 25 years.  SHOCK HORROR! I’m 49. It’s pretty easy math. But, I love it. I absolutely love it. Still. It reminds me of awesome fun times in my 20’s. Clubs. Parties. Dancing. Fabulous friends. Plus, it's Wheels & Dollbaby,…
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Have I failed?

By Minimalist, Self Love
Six weeks ago I got kicked by a horse. Hard. I was unsure if I’d seriously damaged my leg - especially my reconstructed knee. A few weeks later, after taking it especially carefully, I had a big fall off one too.  The pain has been immense. And pain has a funny way of clouding our minds, our energy. Of course, I did what most of us do and kept gently moving forward. My family needed…
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Embrace the joy of missing out

By Minimalist, Self Love
JOMO (Joy of Missing Out)Oh the joy of missing out. When the world begins to shoutAnd rush towards that shining thing;The latest bit of mental bling –Trying to have it, see it, do it,You simply know you won't go through it;The anxious clamouring and needThis restless hungry thing to feed.Instead, you feel the loveliness;The pleasure of your emptiness.You spurn the treasure on the shelfIn favour of your peaceful self;Without regret, without a doubt.Oh the joy of missing outby…
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Create Christmas traditions that really matter

By Minimalist, Self Love
5 reasons you should give experiences as gifts this Christmas The kids rip through the wrapping paper at lightning speed, not slowing down for long enough to enjoy the gift before moving onto the next. At the end of the day, they’ve received so much stuff they can’t remember what they got (or who gave it to them) and you’re wondering where on Earth you’re going to put it all. Sound familiar? Maybe it’s time…
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Easy ways to practice gratitude

By Minimalist, Self Love, Slow Down
Sometimes it’s hard to be grateful. When you’re going through a truly rough patch in your life, or your kids are being extra challenging, giving thanks usually isn’t the first thing on your mind. But over the past five years I’ve learnt lots of easy ways to practice gratitude. They don’t take much time and have brought me many wonderful benefits. For me, practicing gratitude is closely tied to slowing down, simplifying my life and…
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Hey you busy mum, slow down and make time to self love.

By Minimalist, Self Love, Slow Down
Reduce your feelings of rush and trying to fit it all in. Initiate your self love process instead!  Does that sentence give you goosebumps? Maybe it sounds like an impossible? Perhaps your mind simply wanders there in gentle curiosity, as a nudge to you to start thinking about concentrating more on yourself? A possible?  Being a mother, we know it can be easy to slip into a space where you hardly get time for you…
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A 6 figure salary. Overnight to nothing.

By Home Renovation, Minimalist
The #1 secret of living large with less. Terror took over. My (financial) future looked frightening. In an instant I thought “if my personal losses weren’t enough already, why now this professionally too?” and “how on earth will me and my kiddies afford to eat?” Never afraid to put my nose down and bum up, I have always been a working mama, juggling the juggles. A once encouraging and thriving career in I.T. travelling the globe…
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What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

By Minimalist
For 26 years, I have been a hairdresser. I have held other amazing roles during my career, including traveling internationally in a global educating I.T. one. I have experienced career thrills and highs and the feeling of “oh yeah, I am FINALLY going somewhere!” I have also experienced absolute and complete professional loss too, as in no job, no money, no seemingly visual way forward. I know what it’s like to be starting from scratch…
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If It’s Going To Be It’s Up To Me!

By Minimalist, Slow Down
I was starting to feel that even though we could have very happily spent the rest of our days in our beautiful retro old girl caravan we fondly call Evie, camped out on my gorgeous sister’s rural property, that it was time to consider where to next for us. Geographically, the run between school, my new work and where our horses were was fairly time consuming. I was very grateful and happy to do it,…
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With Action Comes Momentum Forward

By Minimalist, Slow Down
Packing all and everything up and moving from our family dream home as a divorced single mama  in 2017 was among one of the most difficult things I have EVER had to do. But I had to. And not looking back was right up there too. To be honest, it’s a daily struggle but as this beautiful scripture Proverbs 4:25 puts it “Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you”. I…
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