Recent Blogs by Debra Pascoe

Clean Slate

By Debra Pascoe | July 8, 2022

White is the symbol of purity and simplicity. When my baby was born, I had to have everything white. Furniture, bed linen, clothes, all white. It felt so pure. A simple, crisp white shirt always works. Oh… but don’t eat spaghetti bolognese while wearing it. It does have its downside. It can get blemished easily. …

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Use Your Prawns

When my son was little and I could see him getting angry I always said to him Brains not Brawn… In other words, use your head to solve the problem, not your fists right? Little boys have a lot of testosterone. Age 4 when the first huge surge hits plus immaturity you have your hands …

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Time Heals All Wounds?

Wouldn’t that be nice? Just sit back and allow time to do its job. Get busy time! I’ll be here when you’re finished ready to kick ass again! Time heals everything…really? It’s amazing how many people say this, and I suppose actually believe it. But it really doesn’t make sense. If you sit back and …

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Healthy Skepticism

Healthy Skepticism

When I first moved to Australia I was shocked by a few things. The first was how healthy the people were. Not just physically, but their outlook on life. At the core of it was a raw honesty, which took me aback. I came to realise that this was just the Aussie way, and not …

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Call it what it is

Call it what it is!

Acknowledge the problem exists. Be vulnerable, accept it. Call it what it is. This is the path from adversity to strength.
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The Best Thing to Design is YOU®!

It’s time. Time to think about yourself. Sounds absolutely audacious and even vain. But I don’t mean facials and massages and weekend escapes. I mean what are you really doing for YOU? Deep down? If you’re already tolling your eyes and thinking oh yeah I know this, but it’s harder than you think I GET IT. It is harder than it seems. But it’s not impossible. And it’s never too late.
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Grief or Growth

Grief or Growth; which do you choose? If you think about the 5 stages of grief, they don’t really get you anywhere do they? Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and finally Acceptance. Wow. If the end result is Acceptance that’s not a great starting point for a bright future. What about Growth instead? Why can’t we …

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I have a friend who has lived through a lot. Years ago, she was literally struck by electricity, which took quite some time to recover. She lost her father at a young age and has suicide and mental illnesses scattered throughout her family. She has 3 adult children, a very busy, husband who works long …

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No more faking it

No more faking it!

Let’s stop pretending. You know when I was young my mom got angry at times. She had 4 kids, three which were not her own and it was tough. She always tried to make things good, but it was far from easy right? When she was angry, she’d take it out on the pots and …

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Sport as the great leveller

Sport – the great leveler

This morning in Australia we watched the restart to the NBA season. It was one of the most moving sights I have seen in months. I was awestruck.


Live! What could be more important? In times of crisis and confusion this instantly becomes the focus. Regardless of which side of the global debates you’re on, mainstream or conspiracy, left or right, what we have in common is the desire to live. Most major social matters have this at their core. Life. The Pandemic. …

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