Life: Mostly Harmless!

What Happened When We Were on the Kelly Clarkson Show

What Happened When We Were on the Kelly Clarkson Show

“We will be crossing live to Kelly Clarkson in 2 minutes.”  2 minutes! I looked around the mass of cables from my now unplugged computer screens and sprang into action, plugging cables back in, moving the screens and webcam sort of into place and throwing myself back...

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I Accidentally Sent My Cat Viral

I Accidentally Sent My Cat Viral

Life throws hilarious curve balls. One minute you have just adopted a rescue cat, and the next minute, you have agreed to A Current Affair leaving a motion sensor triggered camera outside your bedroom and bathroom for 48 hours. How it all began Let me take you back to...

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2022 Update: What Losing 40kg Taught Me About Change

2022 Update: What Losing 40kg Taught Me About Change

2022 Update So it has been a few years since my gastric sleeve weight loss surgery. How am I going? About 18 months after the surgery, I started getting some strange symptoms that would come and go. It was maddening. The symptoms increased and became more...

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How To Adult: The Ingrid Edition

How To Adult: The Ingrid Edition

Have you joined the KonMari movement yet? I am now one of “those” people who Origami’s their undies and who goes around patting their belongings looking for a spark of joy (or at least not rampant disgust). Next season’s fashions at our local Vinnies boutique will...

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On Achieving 20-Year Goals

On Achieving 20-Year Goals

It was late 1998: The type of summer’s day when the song of cicadas are the loudest noises on the planet, and the heat makes every in-breath akin to gulping over-heated coffee. My tiny baby was asleep in the house, and I was using the few hours of her sleep to hit the...

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Lessons Learned from 15 Years in Business

Lessons Learned from 15 Years in Business

Fifteen years ago, on the 1st of December 2003, I opened the doors to my fledgling small business.  Running a small business wasn’t something I grew up dreaming I would be doing. It isn’t something I discussed with my career counsellor (in my case an ancient nun with...

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Tales from the Shed

Tales from the Shed

My ancient lawnmower grumpily skulked in my garden shed. It hated the sunshine and being removed from the cool dark cave. It hated, even more, being forced to start and did everything in its ageing power not to do any work. First, it was spark plugs, and then the...

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7 Business Lessons from Human Resources

7 Business Lessons from Human Resources

I was not always a small business copywriter and web designer. My first role out of uni was as a Personnel Officer with 500 staff in freshly built retail store in Bateau Bay on the NSW central coast. In that role, I had the dubious honour of sacking Santa the week...

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Getting Unlost & Unstuck

Getting Unlost & Unstuck

Tears were pricking at the back of my eyes. I was gripping the car’s steering wheel so tightly that it left indentations on my fingers. Waves of panic were threatening to crash dump over my head and force any remaining calmness into the sand. I was a single mum with...

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The Renovation Project

The Renovation Project

Normally Boxing Day is spent eating leftovers, visiting relatives and watching cricket on the TV. Not this Boxing Day! This Boxing Day was the start of "The Renovation Project." This project had been 10 years in the dreaming, but had always been pushed aside for other...

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