14 May 2013
by Kristy Goodwin Today’s parents often feel guilty abou...
13 May 2013
My home city, Canberra, has a new hot-air balloon called ...
Ride in on your own white horse and rescue yourself.
Choose the parts of your career that are yours.
Choose what makes your soul sing.
Educate the people around you about what you will and won't do. The 'ditch this' list determines the quality of your life.
Put down the mop and bucket. You are not there to clean up everyone else's mess at work, at home and in your tribe.
You are not there to swoop on every passive-aggressive cry for help on Facebook and every emergency conceived from others' poor planning. Being brilliant at putting yourself last isn't being liked, it's being taken for granted.
Fuel your body and mind with the things that make you strong. Fit the oxygen mask to yourself first, and be clear-headed to help those who matter most to you.
Let go of other people's drama. Let them find their own oxygen and their own feet to stand on.
Let go of 'martyr' and 'excuses' and 'perfect'. Let go of 'nobody does this as well as I do'.
Let go of eyeing off other people's greener grass. Drop 'sorry' from the beginning of every second sentence. Roar 'no'.
Quit running from what you don't want. Stop climbing into bed wondering where the day went. Direct your day with vision and boundaries and assertiveness.
Live the life you want for the children in your life.
Tell yourself what you would whisper in their ears.
Love yourself the way you love them.