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Podcast 5 – Avoiding the comparison trap

Listen in iTunes | Listen in Soundcloud  ‘Comparison is the thief of joy’. We’ve all heard, read or pinned it on Pinterest, but how can we keep our worry about other people’s success in perspective, and avoid falling into the comparison trap? This week I share lessons about learning from our envy at other people’s achievements, and

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before & after – kitchen & bathroom makeover

(SLIDE THE WHITE ARROW) When we bought our home, it had sat on the market for a number of years. It was in a gorgeous area, and had a surprisingly big square footage. But something was putting people off. If, like me, you devoted a chunk of your student years to watching property shows on daytime television,

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10 things to do when it feels like you’re failing

“You know those days when you get the mean reds? … Suddenly you’re afraid and you don’t know what you’re afraid of. Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany’s. Calms me down right away.” – Breakfast at Tiffany’s One of the

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Podcast 3 – Following your creative instincts, with @5ftinf

This week I’m talking to Philippa Stanton of 5ftinf, about authenticity, staying fresh and creative, and following our obsessions wherever they may take us…  Philippa’s Instagram | Twitter | Steller Stories | Blog  Things we mentioned: My Luke Skywalker obsession Steller Stories app Listen and subscribe in iTunes, or in Soundcloud below. & as always,

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my work-from-home essentials

I like to work from the kitchen table. Sure, we actually have two desks in our house, with dedicated shelving space too, but that doesn’t work for me. I mean, one is basically just a home for the mountain of stuff I really need to sort out, and the other is in the coldest part of the

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