Going away, arriving home

Kathy Krugergratitude, perspective, work-life balance21 Comments

The salt has settled all scratchy on my skin. The afternoon sea breeze is a cool, gentle caress. I inhale a fresh, sharp breath through my nose from my swim, reviving my senses. The shock of the cold water has refreshed my soul, stilling my eddying thoughts in a calm, clear pool. Clarity is bright before me, crystal like the … Read More

Kathy KrugerGoing away, arriving home

Popular – Things I almost forgot

Kathy Krugerfind your flow, gratitude, peace, perspective63 Comments

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

What’s the hardest thing you could be grateful for?

Kathy Krugergratitude, IVF, motherhood, perspective14 Comments

What do a) spilt milk, b) a parking ticket, c) Brussel sprouts d) Nits have in common? Pretty hard to be grateful for! A little while ago I wrote a post about practising gratitude for ‘the love of it’  – not just because it’s something you feel you should do (like eating greens). I spoke of gratitude as being something … Read More

Kathy KrugerWhat’s the hardest thing you could be grateful for?

For the love of gratitude

Kathy Krugerbalance, contentment, gratitude, perspective16 Comments

Do you love gratitude for its own sake, or do you practice it like you might have practised piano to escape the wrath of a stern teacher with an evil eye when you were a kid? Do you ‘do’ gratitude, like it’s a duty, in the same way we sometimes forgive more out of self-righteousness than understanding? Do you fake … Read More

Kathy KrugerFor the love of gratitude

Bursting with pride

Kathy Krugerbalance, gratitude, love, motherhood, perspective15 Comments

I’ve gone from feeling defeated, deflated, to excited, elated. Life’s like that. Like most people I’ve felt the rush of extreme emotion – despair, rage, acute sorrow, overwhelming joy, unconditional love. I’ve felt my heart beating out of my chest with fear, dread. I’ve felt guilt and shame wash over me like a red hot heat.  I’ve felt the dance … Read More

Kathy KrugerBursting with pride

Cooking gratitude – what does it taste like to you?

Kathy Krugergratitude, perspective, yinyang11 Comments

I often think we cook with love and eat with gratitude. Or sometimes we just cook two minute noodles and throw some cheese on top (which may not be quite caring enough to qualify as love). It’s hard to be overly grateful for two minute noodles with cheese (although my kids actually love them). I eat with gratitude when someone … Read More

Kathy KrugerCooking gratitude – what does it taste like to you?

Bruised ego

Kathy Krugergratitude, IVF, perspective, work-life balance20 Comments

My ego is bruised, rather badly. But I’ll be OK because my soul is fine (apart from the scars it already has from our infertility journey, but they’ve just made me stronger – you know scar tissue can’t bleed anymore). When we always feed our ego, we starve our soul. And you wouldn’t want your soul to go hungry. I’m … Read More

Kathy KrugerBruised ego

Reframe things

Kathy Krugerchange, gratitude, perspective5 Comments

By Kathy Kruger Every minute of every day we take photos in our minds of how life ‘should be’ and compare them to the reality in front of us. My mind’s eye sees neatly folded clean clothes – the reality appears as a giant, unruly, bottomless pile of laundry waiting (endlessly) to be washed, hung out, taken off the line … Read More

Kathy KrugerReframe things

Welcome to my Gold Coast

Kathy Krugerbalance, gratitude, work-life balance21 Comments

This is the first blog I’ve ever written just for bloggers. In fact only last week I met up with my first ever ‘real life’ bloggers – they were real, and really lovely. This week I look forward to meeting lots more of you. Look out for me – I’ll have a big welcome smile (which will probably turn to a few laughs after a … Read More

Kathy KrugerWelcome to my Gold Coast

Out of step with spring

Kathy Krugergratitude, perspective6 Comments

Not a spring in my step, but a feeling of being weighed down by winter. Something cold and leaden in my heart. The chill of August westerlies that blew through so quickly this year has settled in my soul, despite the early start to spring here on the beautiful Gold Coast with a run of sunny skies and warmer weather … Read More

Kathy KrugerOut of step with spring

Ten tips for taking a shower

Kathy Krugergo with the flow, gratitude, mummytime, peace, yinyang20 Comments

Do you ever (or always) stand in the shower and think less than flattering thoughts about your naked body? (well of course you do!) Do you let negative thoughts (about anything and bloody everything) wash over you with the steady stream from the shower rose? Is taking a shower a time for clarity or confusion? Are you in and out … Read More

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