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Getting a bit philosophical

Why are we all so bad at admitting that we are not ok?

If anyone has the perfect life please speak now. Please. We will flock to you like butterflies to rotting fruit and commit acts of worship until we learn your ways. Sadly no one has the perfect life; the Queen has Phillip to deal with, One Direction are probably rife with STDs and Jesus had his daddy […]

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Getting a bit philosophical
Happiness Project

I am blessed

  I still remember a conversation I had with my mum when I was about 14. She asked me why whenever anyone asked ‘how are you’ I answered with ‘I’m tired’. Then a few years later that answer was replaced with ‘I’m stressed’. It was the simplest answers I could come up with for the […]

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Expat Help

How to survive London – a guide for first time expats

Moving to London is part of the Kiwi experience, but that doesn’t mean it’s not one hell of a big step. So here are just a few of my tips for settling into the big smoke. If you have any to add (or think I am way off the mark!) just tweet, Facebook or comment […]

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Getting a bit philosophical
Motivation Monday
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Motivation Monday – the wrong road edition

Clicking through LinkedIn the other day, I came across this article. It was a bit of a lightbulb moment for me, because it verified how I choose to live my life. I worked for four years at university to become a tax consultant – yes I was the weird kid who went through high school […]

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Motivation Monday
Travel

Motivation Monday – the ‘don’t you wish you worked here’ edition

The Google office in Tel Aviv. I think I am going to curl up under my desk, close my eyes and wish myself there. Feel free to join me – please bring tea and/or cake.  

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Books

Battle Hymn of the runawaykiwi

I recently read Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua. Its the story of how Amy, a Chinese tiger mum, raised her two super-children. The book has a bit of a bad reputation in the States, because it was thought that her methods were cruel. I don’t judge – read and draw your own conclusions. […]

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