Stay Motivated

2007: The sum total of our possessions: three kids and 11 bags (not all pictured.)

Live Your Dream in a Material World

One of my most popular articles. In 2007 my husband and I sold our lovely home on beautiful Waiheke Island, New Zealand, in order to finance a trip to

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Me and the Kids, Antigua, Guatemala

Follow Your Dream: You Only Live Once

The first page of my book about how we sold most of our belongings in order to make our dream come true and move to Central America.

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Chocolate Fudge Cake

Celebrate With Chocolate Fudge Cake

Well, who needs an excuse? What could be more enjoyable than making a cake from scratch? When was the last time you did it?

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Geek glasses: everyone should have some

If I Were A Geek, Just For a Day

During the 13 years I’ve been working on computers, designing websites, and studying online marketing, there have been times of frustration

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The Candy kids doing the Waiheke Island sculpture walk with granny

Seven Reasons To Go For a Walk

Are you looking for fun, cost effective ways to entertain the whole family? Then you’ll love going for a walk.

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Hang out with people who motivate and inspire you. Nippers train together at an Australian Surf Life Saving Club.

Self-Motivation and Co-Motivation

I’ve discovered that things like stopping smoking are much easier when you have a friend to give up with. When you’re finding it hard, you can call on your

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Visitor Stats for April, May, June 2009: Definite Upward Trend

Blogging Away With Growing Success

Writing a blog’s an up and down thing. One day I love it, then the next day I wonder why I bother at all.

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Racing at the Bellingham Maze

Writer’s Rite of Passage: Rejection Slips

What a great rejection slip. Notice that the editor didn’t say anything like “get lost loser and stop bothering me.”

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Our Wheels in Costa Rica: not flash but they went round

What Can You Give Up To Live Your Dream?

Find out what we gave up to live our dream of moving to Central America. Could you do it?

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Kookaburra in Noosa National Park

Changing Crappiness Into Happiness

Inspirational story about feisty cancer victim turned triathlete, Sam Naudin.

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Birthday Boy: with surprise present

Maintain Motivation: Celebrate Your Successes

Why you should Stop, Take Stock and Congratulate Yourself.

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