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How Do You Write Condolences?

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                                    How do you express condolences? Often, writing condolences is very difficult. You may not know what to say, or how to say it.

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Ten Tips for Taking Care of Yourself in Business and in Your Personal Life.

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Learn to say no. This means that you have more time to do the things you really want to do. Laugh. Everyone knows the health benefits of laughter. It lowers stress and has been shown to improve your immune system. It’s

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Why my husband doesn’t help me

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These last few weeks have been hectic. I’ve been preparing for our Spinners and Weavers annual exhibition and sale, and also for our trip overseas. I wanted to clear a lot of my writing work before I go—and I’ve had

Posted in observations, The Family Memory Project

Problem solving—the easy way

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Things are never too hard For a few seconds, it all seemed too hard. I had five articles to write last week, none of which I’d started, and it was clear that I should fly down to Melbourne and spend

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Light on the Water

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We have recently returned from Guatemala, where we visited the orphanage in which Alex, my son, has been volunteering. It was an experience full of contrasts and revelation. Contrasted against the beauty of Lake Atitlan, I saw the orphanage for

Posted in Guatemala, The Family Memory Project, writing

Slugs and Snails and Puppy-Dogs’ Tails…

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I’m sure you’ve experienced this: several things all happening close together, all focussing your attention on the same thing. Three recent events converged to remind me about gender-neutral language. As some of you know, I recently started a new contract

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Christmas Gifts For You

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Alex update My Gifts to you this Christmas Helping Alex News for 2016   Alex Update: Thank you everyone for asking about how Alex is. If you didn’t see the story of what happened to my youngest son, it is

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A Heartbreaking Personal Story

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It’s been an unnerving and scary month, filled with tragedy and hope. I don’t just mean the terrorist attacks all over the world, which were undeniably tragic. I mean this in a far more personal way. My youngest son, Alex,

Posted in The Family Memory Project, writing

Your most important message

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My daughter writes the most amazingly touching cards for our birthdays, mothers’ day, and fathers’ day. She does it right. But I have seen some very poor messages, and some very embarrassing ones. What makes a good message? We send

Posted in Running an Arts Workshop, The Family Memory Project, workshops, writing

It’s too late!

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It’s too late now… You missed your opportunity… Have you ever missed out on something that you really wanted? When my eldest two children were babies, I had tickets to the Queen concert in Sydney. The tickets were more expensive

Posted in Running an Arts Workshop, The Family Memory Project, writing

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