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Independent Explorations

Goodbye to the Sweet Stuff

I’ve just quit sugar.  Taken the plunge, signed up for an eight week program. There’s meal plans, shopping lists, support forums – the whole nine yards. I’m incredibly excited to make this change in my life (until the crash comes). I’m not overweight, I cook a lot of my own verge dense meals, I exercise. […]

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Maven Matters

Maven Matters: On Evening Routines

Why do morning routines get all of the attention when evening routines can be equally as impactful. I’d so more so for those of us that find waking up in the morning challenging. Simply because we’re more likely to stick to an evening routine and thereby get the benefit. A morning routine on paper is […]

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Candid

Candid: Properly Single

I had a mild I’m 27 and single and will be too old to have kids by the time I get married, if I ever get married breakdown yesterday. Nothing special there. Every twenty something girl I know has had some form of this thought pattern: relationships not happening on time with life plan progression.  […]

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What I Like Wednesday

What I Like Wednesday: Long Haul Flights

I don’t loath flying long haul. There’s a freedom to the lack of expectation. Full permission to eat, sleep (badly) and watch movies for longer than socially acceptable. Complete liberation. No pressure. Zero guilt. The achiever in me relishes the figurative space. I normally fly solo so no one else to consider. No outside communication […]

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Candid

Candid: 2016

An uncut, unedited list of lessons and discoveries from 2016. I’m more me than I’ve ever been. Learning to ask for what I want. Taking up space. Practicing these skills in smaller ways so it’s less scary when the big opportunities happen. Costa Rica was a massive turning point creating exponential personal growth. The challenge […]

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What I Like Wednesday

What I Like Wednesday: Ironing

Introducing What I Like Wednesday, where I take generally disliked activities and explain what I like about them. It’s about to get very Zen up in here! First up is Ironing. For even the most fearsome housekeeper, a dreaded task. Worse than cleaning the toilet even. Not for me. I find the sense of accomplishment […]

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Maven Matters

Maven Matters: On the Lost Art of ConversationĀ 

Recently a colleague and I were lamenting the lost art of conversation. We’re certainly not the first people to notice the rise of superficial topics and attentions divided with a cellphone. But I ask you to m when was the last time you had a gloriously brain stretchy conversation? Do you miss it? I do. […]

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Independent Explorations

My Favourite Reflection Questions

The best way for me to access the not so pretty parts of my mind is to write it out. Free flow writing, without judgement or filtering for about twenty minutes and BOOM! There it is. It’s almost as if I try to tackle the not pretty head on it’s too daunting and I hide. […]

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Maven Matters: On Why I Reread Books

I find a huge amount of comfort in the familiarity of a well worn story. Tales that I can nearly recite passages from I’ve read them so many times. My favourite book, Anne of Green arable so, has fallen in two. Sometimes I just open up anywhere and start reading, falling into known world. It’s […]

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Independent Explorations

Who I’m Envious Of

It’s probably not kosher to admit this (or use the word kosher for that matter) but there are people I’m envious of. Non ambitious types. Type Bs. Happy go lucky. You know, the go with the flow types. Not overly burdened with burning desire. I admire their lack of worry. The reduced stress from reduced […]