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37 Reasons Why I’m Celebrating Turning 37

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Turning 37. How does that thought sit with me? I’m not exactly sure, to be honest. It’s a bit of a mix of ‘holy shit I’m closer to 40′ and ‘I finally feel like I’ve got my shit together and am on the right path’, combined with ‘I really need to get my ass moving to keep it the size ... Read More »

So you wanna be startin’ somethin


Do you ever have that frustrating itch of a feeling? You know, when there’s something you really want to do, something that’s been nagging at your dream space, and you have a hunch it might be a really cool idea…there are just a couple of problems - You have no idea WHERE to start or HOW to give form to your idea. Sound familiar? One of ... Read More »

10 Picture Quotes to Inspire You to Live a Truly Authentic Life

Authenticity is a collection of choices

In order to live a truly authentic life, it takes a whole lot of guts. There will be times when you will just feel like saying ‘fuck it, I give up’, but if you keep moving forward it will be oh so worth it! Here’s some inspiration to help you onwards and upwards on your journey to living a truly ... Read More »

A Mother’s Struggle Towards Authenticity


By Joy Page Manuel from Catharsis ‘Batman Begins’ is one of my all-time favourite movies. The line that stuck with me all these years is what Rachel Dawes told Bruce Wayne: It’s not who you are underneath, but what you do that defines you. I am a parent. I am also a mother. More specifically I am a Stay-At-Home-Mom (SAHM). Sure, ... Read More »

My Diary of a Startup

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In case you’ve missed them, or in case you aren’t on Facebook (I know at least one of you isn’t!!), sharing with you my new video diary, aptly titled ‘Diary of a Startup’. I’ll be chronicling my journey from the corporate world to finally living my dream, following my heart and starting my own biz, and endeavouring to share them ... Read More »

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

what is your why?

Let me ask you a question. What is your WHY? Think about it this first. Why do you get out of bed in the morning? Why do you do what you do? Why do you want what you want? And, do you REALLY want it? What is it you really want in life? What is your REAL purpose? Your personal mission ... Read More »

Do You Know the Power of Positive Affirmations?

Positive Affirmations They’re all about turning the negative thinking on its head, and flicking that switch from ‘woe is’ to ‘yay’ me! After all, every affirmation is what you believe about yourself, and you can either be your own worst critic or your own cheer squad! Now I’m not saying it’s easy to do. It’s like any habit – you’ve gotta work ... Read More »

11 Reasons Why It’s Time to Ditch Your Job

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If you love your job, obviously this post isn’t for you. You are one of those rare few who are doing what they love, or love doing what you do… But for the rest of us…deep down we always know what the solution is. “A change is a good as a holiday” they say, but in case you need some help ... Read More »

What is the next chapter in your story?

what is your story?

We all get caught up in our stories.  In fact, most of us believe we ARE our stories. It’s when those stories take on a life of their own, and our lives become one we didn’t plan, want, or need, that we start to get ourselves into trouble. Think about the story you’re living right now. Who wrote it? Right now ... Read More »

I’m Totally Addicted to Tech

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Hey I’m Janine, and I’ve got a confession to make. Im totally addicted to tech. Yep. There it is. Or at least, that was me. Blogging and social media created a huge monster that I’ve been working really hard to break! It kinda freaks me out the amount of times I switch on the computer to do something really important and ... Read More »