Popular – Let it in

Kathy Krugerchange, go with the flow, happiness, love, perspective56 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

Popular – Things I almost forgot

Kathy Krugerfind your flow, gratitude, peace, perspective63 Comments

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I tried so very hard to forget the above hairstyle! I almost forgot that I was someone before I was a Mum. I spent so long trying to be a Mum. When I was trying to be a Mum, I almost forgot that I was still someone. I made my identity out of being an infertile woman. That sucked! I … Read More

Kathy KrugerPopular – Things I almost forgot

Teenager in da house

Kathy Krugerchange, go with the flow, motherhood2 Comments

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We have a 13-year-old (eek). The birthday girl doesn’t look any different from the child she’s been, only now she’s a teenager stuck in that awkward adolescent stage that I’d like to think balances childlike innocence with adult maturity, but let’s face it, is a ‘no man’s land’. Or ‘no parent’s land’ at least. (And no-man’s land either until she’s … Read More

Kathy KrugerTeenager in da house

Warm, not cold

Kathy Krugerlove, yoga18 Comments

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Sometimes (a lot of the time) in true yin-yang style, I try to understand something through understanding its ‘opposite’. I like to use simple analogies – we understand fast because we know what slow feels like, we know dark because we experience light. And we understand relativities – a racing car driver’s fast is going to be quite different to … Read More

Kathy KrugerWarm, not cold

Divided we fall

Kathy Krugerharmony, love, red thread17 Comments

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We arrive of Fiji’s Malalo Island and they serenade us with a welcome song as they greet us with a ‘Welcome Home.” The Home part is significant and heartfelt. It’s more than commercial schmaltz in a developing island nation that relies so heavily on tourism – it feels as genuine as the smiles and the hearty shouts of Bula, Bula … Read More

Kathy KrugerDivided we fall

Creativity – not like pulling teeth

Kathy Krugerfear6 Comments

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Creativity should not be like pulling teeth. It should spark. It should fire. Most of all it should flow. It should strike at 2.02am in the morning and bid you jump out of bed and answer its sudden calling. Like a stream of consciousness it should magically create meaning in ideas, words, art, imagination, invention, reYINvention. It should not get … Read More

Kathy KrugerCreativity – not like pulling teeth

Mother Nature’s mercy

Kathy Krugercontentment, go with the flow, gratitude13 Comments

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It’s enclosing. Cocooning. Shrouded in mist, the dark landscape seems to envelop everything under a thick, dank blanket. It feels like coming home. The rain lashes and thrashes through the landscape. Sheets slash through trees, torrents tear at leaves. It’s aggressive, violent even. There’s something biblical in this fierce weather – do we need such a heavy reminder of our … Read More

Kathy KrugerMother Nature’s mercy

Dive into the deep end

Kathy Krugerfind your flow, peace5 Comments

Dive into life

Let’s play semantics (yeh, my favourite game) and so be clear that I don’t mean ‘go off the deep end’! That would be losing control of your emotions, getting angry and irrational – going crazy. I NEVER do that!! I don’t even mean ‘jump in at the deep end’ – because the act of jumping implies just that little bit … Read More

Kathy KrugerDive into the deep end

When parenting goes pear shaped

Kathy Krugermotherhood, perspective17 Comments

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Where do I start? With Mother’s Day, because I woke up with a hangover for starters, entirely self-inflicted (as they always are) but entirely worth it, since we’d enjoyed a lovely night of celebration with my Mum and family. Head pounding, in my niece’s bed, the kids short-circuited the required sleep-in with obligatory hand-made presents (from Little Yang) and the … Read More

Kathy KrugerWhen parenting goes pear shaped

A Mother’s Day I thought would never happen

Kathy Krugeradoption, contentment, IVF, motherhood24 Comments

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It was five years ago when the last leg of the long journey took us across the spectacular Columbia Icefield in Canada, through some of the most beautiful scenery you could imagine. Appropriate that the final road we travelled was winding, because the protracted path to that point could hardly have had more twists and turns, dead ends, detours and … Read More

Kathy KrugerA Mother’s Day I thought would never happen

Zen and the Art of French Braiding

Kathy Krugerbalance, go with the flow, motherhood19 Comments

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I’ve always wanted to use an eclectic, if slightly pompous sounding title for a blog post and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a classic best-selling book. I’ve officially become a Dance Mum, or a hairdresser, or probably just a shadow of both, but as we head into dance eisteddfod season this year I seem to have grown … Read More

Kathy KrugerZen and the Art of French Braiding

A recipe for balance

Kathy Krugerbalance, contentment, find your flow28 Comments

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Is it just me or is cooking getting more complicated than ever these days? Is nutrition getting even more confusing? Ingredients more exotic? Techniques more bizarre? Healthy eating more nutty? You can now cook in a water bath (is there another kind of bath) which is simply? a method for baking custards, cheesecakes and the like in a pan of … Read More

Kathy KrugerA recipe for balance

Slow is not boring

Kathy Krugerfind your flow, go with the flow, work-life balance16 Comments

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If you’re savouring a return to school term, then chances are you’re enjoying your ears being spared that most moronic of holiday ear-worms: “I’m bored”! “Would you rather be back at school?” Scowl! Perhaps it’s you instead lamenting the end of that slower, sweeter school holiday pace, or rather lack of speed – actual time to get off the hamster … Read More

Kathy KrugerSlow is not boring

Soft is not weak

Kathy Krugerperspective, yinyang39 Comments

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If I called you soft would you take it as an insult or a compliment? Given the title of the article, you’re probably inclined to think of soft in a ‘soft’ way – in other words to view softness as an attribute. But let’s face it, in a yang, masculine world ‘soft’ is more often derisive – a male describing … Read More

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