Today it begins

I have been dabbling with writing for as long as I can remember. Wanting to be a writer but fearful that I am not good enough. A common fear amongst would be writers I am sure. For the past 30 years (eeeeeekkkkkk) since I was rejected for a journalism cadetship at a Melbourne newspaper, I…

Fiction vs Fixin

I love to read. I don’t do as much of it as I would like but the love is still there. My husband can vouch for this because he is the one who has to lift the truckload of boxes of them every time we move house. Note – as a property developer and responsible…

The 99 percent girl

I was watching a presentation given by one of my friends the other day and he was talking about commitment. One of his slides including a simple line which said… 99% commitment is hard. Yep – this statement made so much sense that my mind began to reel at the thought of all the places…

Want more joy in your life?

For those of you who know me or have been following my blogs, you will probably know of my love of Brene Brown. Every time I read something of hers, or listen to a podcast or see her interviewed, it is like she is speaking directly to me. It’s like the universe has sent her…

Judge, jury and executioner

I have been contemplating over the past week or so what it would be like if I didn’t judge a single thing. Not the goings on of the current American President, not the way my friends and family tackle certain aspects of their lives, not the local shop owner who never smiles, not the unfairness…

Like comfy old shoes

Went to pick up our son from the airport last night after his 9-month work/travel adventure in Europe. He is back for a few months (to resupply his living-the-life piggy bank) and then will be off again for another year. I had spent the week or two leading up to his touchdown in Melbourne creating…

Giving up doing it my way

I like to do things my way. After all, I have a few years under my belt and I know stuff. But here’s the thing – MY WAY doesn’t always work. Take my ascension meditation practice for example. My teachers have told me (several times mind you) that the way to get the best results is to…

Looking for happiness

I am looking at the title of my website – ‘from the REAL me’ and noticing how I don’t want to say what is really going on for me right now. Hundreds of thoughts are floating around in my mind – who is going to read this, I need to be careful as I don’t…

I don’t have all day

I have been on the Transformation Train (TT) for quite a long time now, unable to get off and yet unable to make it to the bright shiny carriages all the way up there in first class. Just when I think I can almost feel the soft squishy leather under my butt-cheeks and the extra pillows and…

Happiness 22

Today is about happiness and delving back into my past to find 22 happy memories. The first one popped into my head immediately but will the other 21 appear so easily – let’s find out!! Note, these are not in any particular order from best to worst, they are just written as they appear in…

Looks can be deceiving

Yep, everyone looks at me and think I look fine. And you know what, apart from quite a few extra kilos floating around my middle, and thighs and bust (the latter of which I don’t really mind too much because growing up I never really had any cleavage), I really do look fine. Unfortunately that…

Living on the edge

Right now I feel like I am right on the edge. It’s like I am sitting on the top of a cliff, teetering half on and half off, ready to jump (with a parachute of course – nothing suicidal about this jump). Just hesitating a little, scared that just maybe the parachute won’t open and…