Life and Stuff: Why it’s OK to be OK

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I have read a lot of motivational books that encourage you to be the best you can be. I can dig that. I’m no slouch. But here’s the thing: since when did everyone have to be the ‘best’ at everything? Can’t we just try to be OK? There are lots of things that I would […]

Life and stuff: The peach principle of beauty

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There is nothing more disappointing than biting into a perfect looking peach only to discover that it’s floury, underripe and flavourless. Contrast this with biting into perfect looking peach that is bursting with flavour, juicy and squishy-licious. Ohhhh yeah. People are like that too. There is nothing more disappointing than meeting someone who looks like […]

Life and stuff: Do you have a ‘city’ persona?

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I realised something really weird on the weekend. I have a Sydney persona that is quite different to my quieter country self. Sydney Emma is way more defensive than Country Emma. She swears, she trash talks and she’s a bit of a smart ass. She is louder than the Country version and has better grooming […]

Life and stuff: Time vs money vs happiness

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Money. Those numbers in your bank account, that clink in your purse. Tool or tyrant? Friend or foe? I can’t quite decide at the moment. I’ve changed my working life in order to be happier but as my bank balance dwindles, I am starting to question my decision. Was it really a good idea to […]

Life and stuff: Welcome to the new decade

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We are only four days into 2011 and I have already; a) visited someone who is gravely ill in hospital, b) spoken to a very dear friend whose mother passed away and, c) had my grandmother tell me in all seriousness that she’s ‘on the way out’. The reason I am sharing this information is […]

Life and stuff: Things that are guaranteed to make people happy

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Some things make everyone happy. They are as follows: Lollies thrown out into a crowd Streamers, confetti and balloons falling from the ceiling Sparklers Fireworks Finding money on the street Getting something good delivered to your home, school or office Winning Running through a sprinkler in summer Towels straight out of the clothes dryer Here […]

Life and stuff: Fatty fatty boombalardy

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Three weeks of eating whatever I want has turned me into a bit of a fat ass. I just spent ten months losing five kgs. I drank vegetable juice, I ate protein, I cross-trained; I suffered, dammit! To make matters worse, I have been reading a book called Between Mexico and Poland by Lily Brett […]

Life and stuff: Beauty has always been bonkers

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Welcome to my new articulately titled ‘Life and Stuff’ section where I will discuss life … And stuff … I hope you like it! Humans have developed a strange relationship with their bodies. This is not a new thing by any means. Mayan nobility strapped boards to their babies heads so that the fontanelles fused […]