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It’s Not All About The Horses…She Said With Confidence!

November 7, 2013
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  Hello readers I have been flitting around lately and here I am back and feeling frivolous  today. And a tiny bit wicked…I do say the little horns you see are simply there to keep my halo straight! Indeed the Melbourne Cup is not all about the horses and I can say with confidence I…

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I Have Opened My Heart

October 24, 2013
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  In case you are wondering… or you are holding your breath…wondering what I am up to…for the first time in 11 years I have put myself in a place where I come first. I am being unashamedly me, warts and all..quirky and all…beauty and all!   So yes…I have not been active on Facebook,…

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Wide-eyed With Weeping to Wisdom…

October 17, 2013
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  Today it was my privilege to address a group of girls who I have the utmost admiration for. Are they out there… had it easy… or had no problems? Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo they are not! These girls happened to fall pregnant due to a variety of circumstances and had to leave school without completing their education.…

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If Women Liked Their Bodies…How Many Industries Would That Affect?

October 13, 2013
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  Last night I had dinner with a couple of girlfriends…and as you do we got talking.. bet that’s a surprise!  It was ‘focused’ talking, confidence talking actually…we are attending a ‘Great Gatsby Night’ next weekend so costume and accessories were the hot topic.   Then we got to…well yes it was ‘me’…saying I have…

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A Penny For..Just What Were They Thinking In That Moment

October 8, 2013
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A Penny For… Just What Were They ‘Thinking’ In That Moment? I think all brides have a multitude of thoughts rushing through their minds…on their wedding day. Brides are all beautiful, confident or sometimes not, thoughtful, pensive…and my question is …a penny for their thoughts?   This collage came from Creative Pictures by Larry Mann…

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Which me?

September 26, 2013
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That’s ‘which’…not ‘witch’! Just checkin’ that you read it right! This blog has always been about confidence and issues that affect mature women…today is no different as I look into and share further changes in my life. Maybe you are facing a similar challenge…the good news is it is a good one! Now where shall…

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It touched my heart …. you could just feel it!

September 14, 2013
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  What did? The confidence, openness, support,  encouragement, inspiration and motivation I saw and felt at a Toastmasters meeting this week.   It is about how we see it… Yes I am passionate about this organisation. I have seen it transform people’s lives, provide them with the skills to improve  their professional and personal lives,…

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Balance of Confidence

Confident 100% of the time … Really?

September 10, 2013
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  Have you heard someone say  ‘I am always confident’…really I say?…’Has there never been a time when you were un-confident?   Or the exact opposite ‘I am never confident’…What I ask? Has there never, ever been a time when you were confident?   Why do many of us think confidence is a static state?…

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Confidence is like Diamonds many facets

3½ Things NOT To Do…. and it takes quiet confidence…

September 1, 2013
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  To do what?  Things not to do when interacting with the bereaved…       Society generally does not provide us with the skills to deal with grief. Our confidence can easily desert us when faced with the raw emotions of the grieving  and we either avoid, chatter or try to fix it!!!! If…

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Is There A Personality Behind Your Handwriting?

August 25, 2013
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…and forget the keyboard!  Personality is not a usual association handwriting is it? I tend to think of  personality as your confidence, character and values…an outer representation of who you are.  Your words, written in your handwriting, expressing your thoughts say a lot more than the mere words that appear on the paper. It seems…

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