Change is not a four letter word

Kathy Krugerchange, harmony29 Comments

Change can feel like a four-letter word (not the one you’re thinking of) – FEAR. But change is really a five-letter word – GROWTH. At least that’s the theory I’m going with at the moment. From our year spent living in Canada, I will always associate this time of the year with falling leaves, with letting go. And yet here … Read More

Kathy KrugerChange is not a four letter word

Shoo black dog, Ocsober

Kathy Krugerbalance, change, perspective20 Comments

Depression is a sign of weakness, selfishness, ungratefulness? YEP – pretty much how I thought. I’d been depressed before – but back then it was OK. Justified. Totally justified. Normal even. That was on our long infertility journey – in the midst of IVF failures – I mean who wouldn’t be depressed? Still it’s amazing how long it took me … Read More

Kathy KrugerShoo black dog, Ocsober

A butterfly story – of resilience and transformation

Kathy Krugerchange, China, red thread13 Comments

We all know the story of the hungry caterpillar that becomes a butterfly and you may be familiar with the rather sad tale of the silkworm that becomes a plain old moth (kinda disappointing after all that spinning). The silkworm spins its finest silk cramped up in its cocoon only to NOT be able to fly away (because its moth body … Read More

Kathy KrugerA butterfly story – of resilience and transformation

Morning storm

Kathy Krugerchange, go with the flow3 Comments

It rumbles in, low and soft and soothing. I’m woken not by distant thunder or tapping rain, but a scared and spluttering son. He nestles in beside me in bed, coughing all over me, as a I cuddle away his fear and sickness.

Kathy KrugerMorning storm

Change – it’s just a click away

Kathy Krugerchange, find your flow13 Comments

So I’m writing this post using the on-screen access keyboard, and I may have had a couple of wines – I’m clearly a better typist than I’ve ever given myself credit form! 9( CAN’T TELL YOU HOW MANY MISTAKES I’VE MADE TYPING THIS, I’M NOTHING IF NOT DEDICATED) So, now for something to say as opposed to just type! I … Read More

Kathy KrugerChange – it’s just a click away

Mid-winter madness (this is not a sale)

Kathy Krugerchange, go with the flow15 Comments

Today is the shortest day of the year, if you live in the southern hemisphere. If you live in the northern hemisphere then the summer solstice signals warmer weather ahead (thank goodness I can hear you sigh). For me the darkness feels like a turning inward, a retreat from life, and maybe there is such a thing as a madness … Read More

Kathy KrugerMid-winter madness (this is not a sale)

Attack of the horrormones

Kathy Krugerbalance, change, fear, IVF, motherhood, yinyang10 Comments

Watch out world!  I’m suffering an attack of the ‘horrormones’ and I can’t be held responsible for who I attack as a result. Well that’s my excuse anyway. (Horrormones are hormones on steroids – I came across this non-medical but perfectly accurate term when we were doing IVF and I was partaking of lovely hormonal cocktail each cycle – well actually … Read More

Kathy KrugerAttack of the horrormones

The guilt gene!

Kathy Krugerchange, guilt, motherhood, peace27 Comments

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!

Reason or excuse (let’s be honest)

Kathy Krugerchange, fear, guilt3 Comments

The dog ate my homework! Have you ever tried to call an excuse a reason? Reasons are real right? Valid, logical facts that can’t be disputed, right? Excuses are just expressions of fear, lame rationalisations at best, grounded in emotion not logic, right? Or maybe wrong? Well about the reasons anyway. Confused? You see I think that I find reasons … Read More

Kathy KrugerReason or excuse (let’s be honest)

Feeling fine, whatever the weather

Kathy Krugerbalance, change, contentment, yinyang2 Comments

Where I live it feels like it’s been raining cats and dogs and circus animals for the last month! And we haven’t even copped the worst of it. For those of us in Queensland and New South Wales (Australia) it feels like we’ll never see fine weather again – so how can we feel fine? The grey makes you feel gloomy, the … Read More

Kathy KrugerFeeling fine, whatever the weather

Balance while teetering on the edge

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So I’m banging on about balance again, all the while teetering on the edge…to fly or not? Think about it – it’s easy enough, or easier at least, to stay balanced when we don’t move much, or at all, from our fixed position. We plant our feet firmly on the ground (a good thing), but then we dig our heels … Read More

Kathy KrugerBalance while teetering on the edge

Counting the days, measuring those moments

Kathy Krugerchange, contentment, gratitude, happiness, perspective3 Comments

This day last year was as close to perfect as a day can get. It was two days before we were flying home from Canada, at the end of our 12 month exchange. I skied for the first time with my good Canadian friend, and my last time in Canada. The day was happy, gorgeous, brilliant, wonderful, magical – a … Read More

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