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Kids Change Everything And Focusing On The Feel Good Factor

Life completely changed for me once I had kids.  Though I didn’t realise it straight away. You can never be fully prepared for what the reality of it means. You can read all you like. Ask all the questions. Go on any parenting course. But when life brings you that child or children, everything changes. As

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Willing To Lead

I so identify with this.  Watch the video. “A leader is someone who is not just willing to own the result, but the process (as well).” It’s something that time and time again I’ve experienced and seen in the world around me.  People are happy to talk the talk, but walking the walk is a

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Quantity Over Quality

There’s that saying that ‘quality time’ is important. We must spend quality time with the kids, partners, husband, wife, mother, father, friends…etc. Quality is associated with being ‘important’ and of ‘value’. As a society we are obsessed with quality time – perhaps the one or two holidays over the year are our quality time together

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USA Part 2

Last Autumn I went to California for a workliday.  It was awesome. This time I’m off to Philadelphia for BaconBiz.  A small conference for peeps like me who bootstrap their business along the bumpy roads.  I will then head on down to North Carolina. The big difference for me is that I’m travelling alone. No

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Seeking Happiness

I enjoyed watching this video –  The Happy Secret to Better Work.  Watch it if you can.  I’ll wait. I’ve been adapting my life over the years to help me become a better and happier person in my personal life and at work. (I actually don’t like separating work and life into separate categories because

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Are We Setting Up Our Kids For Failure?

Well, my husband blogged about optimising for happiness, so I thought I’d keep up with him with these few words on a similar kind of subject. 🙂 I’ve often thought about the high expectations that parents and society have on kids. Stuff like: getting the best grades getting a degree getting a proper and well

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Our Workliday – California 2013

Part of why I love unschooling and working for myself is that we can define the rules.  We recently spent 5 weeks travelling California. It was awesome. I met some people, some that I’ve been in contact with for years and never met.       I met Hilary and Stacy who have been volunteering

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