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Healthy Skepticism

By Debra Pascoe | October 22, 2020

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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Write Your Own Headline

My neighbourhood, like many others globally, has really pulled together during 2020. For the first time in my life, I’m part of a community, strangers brought together by proximity.  A WhatsApp group was formed to assist our community and each other during a crisis, but it’s evolved into something else. Complete strangers share information and …

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What do you do when you need to adapt? To shift your thinking?

What do you do when you need to adapt?

What do you do when you need to adapt? To shift your thinking? Theoretically people don’t like change. It throws us. But why? Humans are in a state of perpetual change. We innately know how. It begins at birth. New parents witness it continually as their child evolves before their eyes. The difference between birth …

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Generation Resilience

We as adults are constantly accusing the current generation of being entitled. We carry on about how they need to be more resilient. Schools are having speakers come in to teach them this invaluable human trait. My son said to me last week “we’re probably going to get blamed for all of this Mom because …

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