Popular – Let it in

Kathy Krugerchange, go with the flow, happiness, love, perspective39 Comments

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At the moment I’m being tortured (or is that too strong a word?) to the tune of ‘Let it go’ from Disney’s hit movie Frozen. (Ok – I know it’s a common complaint, but here I stand, well write anyway). My torturer is very cute though (as I’m sure yours is) – in my case our four-year-old son is rather … Read More

Kathy KrugerPopular – Let it in

Be the ‘you’ in your photographs

Kathy Krugercontentment, perspective1 Comment

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You know smiling, happy, presentable (well mostly). From posed portraits that portray you at your best (supposedly), to glamour photos that make you look even better (I’ve never actually had a true glam shot, but I hope I’d look better). Then there are family photos that freeze rich and rare memories for posterity, holiday images that transform you back in … Read More

Kathy KrugerBe the ‘you’ in your photographs

Problogger – a video

Kathy Krugerfind your flow, Video16 Comments

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It’s been over 2 weeks since #pbevent and I’ve been soooo busy with #yoga, #backtowork, #twofathersdaylunches, #alittlebitsick, #life, that I’m only getting around to sharing some thoughts. So I thought I’d put some of the best learnings from the great speakers into a 2 min video. To learn (Problogger style)  is to stretch ourselves, to balance thinking with drinking (opps, … Read More

Kathy KrugerProblogger – a video

Is blogging a treatment for depression?

Kathy Krugerguilt, happiness9 Comments

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One thing I know for sure – yoga is good for depression, and sad thoughts, and anxious thoughts, and just living life to the fullest (not to mention flexiest)! Blogging, maybe – but I’m not so sure. On RUOK day (World Suicide Prevention Day) I’m certainly not advocating blogging as any kind of cure-all for serious depression or mental illness. … Read More

Kathy KrugerIs blogging a treatment for depression?

Relax, take a seat

Kathy Krugerfind your flow, yoga8 Comments

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Are you sitting pretty, or would you like some more comfort in your life? Would you like to change up the furniture? When we sit down we tend to relax into life, whether it be a comfy lounge to watch telly or a favourite chair to read a book. Or maybe we’re sitting at a computer desk and its work … Read More

Kathy KrugerRelax, take a seat

Yogi to Yogini – recipes

Kathy Krugerbalance, yoga10 Comments

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I would like to report that I’m a new-look yogini, but that would be a stretch beyond the truth for even the most flexie yogi! Let’s just be up-front about it – I’ve lost 5.5 kg – I had lost a bit more but have put a bit back on. I also didn’t give up wine (or cheese) in my … Read More

Kathy KrugerYogi to Yogini – recipes

Is there such a thing as too much gratitude?

Kathy Krugerbalance, change, contentment, yinyang8 Comments

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So unless you’ve been sleeping under a social media rock, gratitude is continuing its rage across the interwebs (or I should say it’s spread of the love). Busy is the new black, or perhaps it’s balance, which some say is a seemingly impossible ideal, just like being a Supermom has always been – ie we are far too busy to … Read More

Kathy KrugerIs there such a thing as too much gratitude?

Yoga poses for Problogger #PBEVENT

Kathy Krugerbalance, yoga22 Comments

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So you want to get limber, calm and centred for a jam-packed conference? There’ll be lots of sitting around and craning your neck for a better view of the great speakers and craning to find that blogger you really want to meet amidst the crowds at morning tea. Then there’s standing up half the night in high heels (well probably … Read More

Kathy KrugerYoga poses for Problogger #PBEVENT

What adoption has taught me about love

Kathy Krugeradoption, China, love, motherhood8 Comments

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It’s been 10 years tomorrow since we adopted our beautiful daughter, coming up to four years since we welcomed our precious son. Adoption has taught me exactly everything that becoming a mother has. When we become mothers we (are forced to) learn patience, although mine was sorely tested by years of infertility and the long adoption process, so I don’t … Read More

Kathy KrugerWhat adoption has taught me about love

Never forget anniversaries

Kathy KrugerIVF, motherhood, perspective30 Comments

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This week marks two major anniversaries in my life – the 10th anniversary of adopting our beautiful daughter (23rd) and the 16th anniversary of losing our baby (ectopic pregnancy) on the 18th. It feels strange, and I guess quite yin-yang in a way, for these two occasions to fall so closely together. We also received ‘the call’ to match us … Read More

Kathy KrugerNever forget anniversaries

Funny/Sad same, same

Kathy Krugerbalance, happiness, yinyang3 Comments

I don’t have a funny bone in my body, or if I do, it gets tickled, or knocked (and that bloody hurts) and then I completely forget the joke. But not the experience – laughter = joy. That joy settles in the soul! I can’t remember jokes to save my life, but saying that now seems so wrong. Can jokes … Read More

Kathy KrugerFunny/Sad same, same

Should, Could, Would, Can, Will, DO

Kathy Krugerbalance, find your flow, yinyang16 Comments

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Ok here’s a question for you? Which auxiliary verb (yep I checked with the grammar police) are you prefacing your life with? Or is it all about WANTs? Are you a coulda, shoulda, woulda excuse maker or an ‘I want’, ‘I think I can’ or an ‘I just will’ kinda person. Or DO you just DO? When it comes to … Read More

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