If only

Kathy Krugercontentment, go with the flow, perspective12 Comments

Two little words that have such power to leave you languishing in limbo, stuck between past and future, rather than open to the present. It’s funny when the present is right here and now, how it can seem so hard to find!

Kathy KrugerIf only

Mood swings (and see-saws)

Kathy Krugergo with the flow, gratitude, perspective13 Comments

When we think of mood swings we usually imagine crazy hormonal women, oscillating between normal and nice, and raving mad (I just look in the mirror). But (within reason) mood swings are part of finding balance. NO REALLY.

Kathy KrugerMood swings (and see-saws)

Sweet Sixteen

Kathy Krugeradoption, IVF, motherhood, perspective10 Comments

You would have been turning sweet sixteen right about now. Although you may have been a boy, so I wouldn’t be calling you sweet (handsome perhaps, whispered, lest anyone hear). In my dreams I imagined calling you strong, resilient, compassionate, confident – regardless of your gender. In my dreams I imagined calling you my child. I will never know.

Kathy KrugerSweet Sixteen

Time for a cold shower – what do you REALLY want?

Kathy Krugerchange, perspective14 Comments

So I’ve come to the conclusion that the majority of people (well a fair few) who find me here at yinyangmother do so completely by accident when looking for someone (or something) entirely different. Mostly they come here when looking for a woman in the shower (not me, I’m fairly sure they wouldn’t be thrilled to see me in the … Read More

Kathy KrugerTime for a cold shower – what do you REALLY want?

Inspiration vs perspiration

Kathy Krugerfind your flow, perspective, yinyang12 Comments

I know what you’re thinking – it’s one of those yin-yang things – you can’t have inspiration without perspiration. You can have perspiration without inspiration, but only on a hot day (most days if you’re in Darwin) when you can’t be f….d bothered doing anything at all, and yet still you sit in a pool of sweat, or (as I … Read More

Kathy KrugerInspiration vs perspiration

Self-care and shoes

Kathy Krugergratitude, perspective, yoga17 Comments

For the longest time the last thing I’ve wanted to be called is selfish. Call me a weak, call me stupid, call me lazy, jealous, crazy – call me a bitch or do your worst. But selfish – that just runs so counter to the caring, compassionate kind of persona I like to think I have.

Kathy KrugerSelf-care and shoes

Up a river without a paddle?

Kathy Krugerfind your flow, perspective11 Comments

Have you ever felt like you were stuck somewhere with no means of getting out of the situation? Pretty scary isn’t it. Here – have a paddle.  You’re still in the situation you’d rather not be in, but now you have a means to get out of it – makes all the difference doesn’t it. Well that’s my take on … Read More

Kathy KrugerUp a river without a paddle?

Resilience

Kathy Krugeradoption, fear, gratitude, motherhood32 Comments

So we found ourselves in beautiful Lennox Head, Northern NSW. It was a muggy and overcast Monday night – our family three instead of four. It felt strange. Little Yang enjoyed a promised pink drink as we nursed nerves with our beers and a pub meal. Nearby our family’s missing limb was playing games with her friends, laughing, telling stories … Read More

Kathy KrugerResilience

Red faced

Kathy Krugergratitude, happiness, motherhood20 Comments

Have you ever felt so embarrassed you could die? I’m betting you have, in that pre-teen or teenage OMG melodramatic way, when the worst thing in the world that could possibly happen happened, and mortified, you thought you would die (only here you are, years later, alive and kicking). A ‘heavy period’ accident springs to my mind and I cringe … Read More

Kathy KrugerRed faced

Laughing Buddha does Japan

Kathy Krugerhappiness, perspective13 Comments

Have you ever travelled somewhere, got there and realised you forgot something important? Have you then realised that the thing you thought was so important (excluding your passport) wasn’t that vital after all? Travel is great like that for putting things into perspective – for instance my life-saving hair straightener (which I couldn’t use because for some reason the power … Read More

Kathy KrugerLaughing Buddha does Japan

Sunrises and sunsets and in between

Kathy Krugergo with the flow, gratitude, peace11 Comments

The sun rises, and later on it sets and then it rises again. In between is life, or OH-OH!! I’ll take life any day (or night). I’ll take the sun and the stars and the moon too. I’m off to Japan, the land of the rising sun (pinch me I’m on holidays, pinch me again). Did I mention I’m on holidays! … Read More

Kathy KrugerSunrises and sunsets and in between

The secret to a new perspective

Kathy Krugerperspective, work-life balance6 Comments

So it’s a New Year. Are you still living in the same house as last year? CHECK. Living with the same people? CHECK. Are you still in the same job or basically doing the same things, feeling the same (apart from all that holidaying at the beach which is over, DAMN)? CHECK. CHECK. CHECK. Do you feel the same, or … Read More

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