The 12 worst things you can say to yourself

Kathy Krugerchange, fear, guilt10 Comments

Fat-Shame-Yourself

So this is my list, but if I were a betting woman I’d guess yours wouldn’t look too different.  Maybe you’d change the order from bad to worst – depending on how frequently you find yourself saying (or rather spitting out) particular put-downs or wallowing in self-pitying refrains. Something is worse if you say it often (move it down your … Read More

Kathy KrugerThe 12 worst things you can say to yourself

60 seconds with your inner critic

Kathy Krugercontentment, find your flow, guilt13 Comments

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Seriously, after a minute with your inner critic you should have un-friended her. Instead she’s sitting at the top of your Facebook feed posting stuff like: “Your life is soooo boring, no-one has even liked let alone shared your latest post and probably hardly anyone has even seen it because while they haven’t un-friended you (out of politeness), you’re not … Read More

Kathy Kruger60 seconds with your inner critic

Why it is good to F*@# up

Kathy Krugerguilt, love29 Comments

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Three letters can make a big difference – that’s why while it is human to f*** up, it is vital to fail up. I f##k up a little more often than I would like, but it is not really such a F@!k up unless I fail to learn my lesson. And I’m human so I do fail to learn my … Read More

Kathy KrugerWhy it is good to F*@# up

I’ve joined the word police

Kathy Krugerchange, fear, guilt, happiness, love16 Comments

word police

I’ve joined the word police – I don’t mean I’ve turned into a grammar Nazi (I’m no Nazi and I’m not particularly grammatical, grammarly, WHATEVS), but I have words in my sights that I want banned from my vocabulary – and yours too. You’ll thank me for it. udgement – ok, you can see I’ve spelt (or should it be … Read More

Kathy KrugerI’ve joined the word police

A Mother’s Day gift – no guilt

Kathy Krugeradoption, guilt, motherhood, mummytime13 Comments

no guilt mothers day

As you wake up to breakfast in bed, handmade cards, craft and drawings, the precious gift of an “I love you Mum’ mug with hot chocolate and a marshmallow from the Mother’s Day stall not to mention an obligatory new pair of slippers, it’s hard not to feel grateful. And I am, and I will be on Sunday. But I’m … Read More

Kathy KrugerA Mother’s Day gift – no guilt

Is blogging a treatment for depression?

Kathy Krugerguilt, happiness12 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?

Perfect expectations

Kathy Krugeradoption, guilt, IVF, motherhood23 Comments

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Perfection has to be the most impossible of expectations yet I have burdened myself with it. Not, thankfully, in every area of my life, or I might just have sacrificed my sanity. I’m quite Ok with not having the house spotless (or even close), and with being on the lax side of the grooming (although not hygiene) department. In any … Read More

Kathy KrugerPerfect expectations

Kissing isn’t sex

Kathy Krugerguilt, motherhood26 Comments

birds-and-the-bees

By Kathy Kruger The other week we had THAT talk. Out of the blue really, and I’m not sure the few wines I decided were required really helped. Miss Yin will probably kill me at some stage in the future for this post, but I figure I can delete it prior to my death. It went like this – we … Read More

Kathy KrugerKissing isn’t sex

A tale of three bears

Kathy Krugeradoption, guilt, IVF, motherhood9 Comments

three bears

Teddy bears are worth holding onto for (dear) life – you are never too old. Some things don’t serve you, like guilt, and shame and old socks and you just need to let them go, but not a treasured teddy. A teddy (or two or three) can take you through life’s lowest lows. You see when we think of favourite … Read More

Kathy KrugerA tale of three bears

Falling apart, putting the pieces back together

Kathy Krugerbalance, guilt, happiness, motherhood12 Comments

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When you fall apart, the pieces never fit back perfectly again, do they? There are cracks, and chinks, and little holes in your heart where you can see straight through to your soul. Those holes and flaws let the light of love in, and your own light radiate, for all the world to see – but only if you don’t mind … Read More

Kathy KrugerFalling apart, putting the pieces back together

The guilt gene!

Kathy Krugerchange, guilt, motherhood, peace27 Comments

pray for forgiveness

I can’t help it – it’s in my genes! For a Mum who wonders more than most about nature vs nurture (our kids being adopted and all), I wonder about the DNA that leaves me feeling like someone is always saying to me ‘Thou Shalt Not’  of ‘Thou should not have’ from on high, from within myself – where is … Read More

Kathy KrugerThe guilt gene!

Do you ever get over infertility?

Kathy Krugeradoption, gratitude, guilt, IVF, motherhood, perspective31 Comments

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Do you ever get over the death of a loved one? Do you ever fully recover after trauma, or accident, or a life-threatening illness? Does divorce always leave love a little (or a lot) broken for you? Does financial loss always leave you feeling poor? Does failure always leave you feeling a failure? When you get a second chance, renewed … Read More

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