Failure is an option – 5 things to find through failure

Kathy Krugercontentment, perspective, yinyang7 Comments

Do we grow more through success or failure? I’d venture that it’s failure that not only teaches us more, but teaches us how to be successful. Of course in yinyang terms, ‘failure’ and ‘success’ are simply two sides of the same coin. And life is about flipping (hopefully success comes up more often). BUT. I could pepper this post with plenty of … Read More

Kathy KrugerFailure is an option – 5 things to find through failure

You don’t need to climb a mountain

Kathy Krugercontentment, go with the flow, perspective, yinyang4 Comments

So much about how society views life is in the climb (read struggle) to some imagined top of a mountain. But what if the view from the top was just different, not better than the view from the bottom? You don’t need to climb a mountain to reach new heights.

Kathy KrugerYou don’t need to climb a mountain

Life is not one giant positive affirmation

Kathy Krugerbalance, contentment, perspective, yinyang5 Comments

I love a good positive affirmation – don’t get me wrong. I share quotes that inspire all the time, hey I even try to make up my own ‘quotable quotes’ like I’m some sort of philosopher or wise woman. I truly believe that we can manifest good things through our thoughts (or at least forget about the bad stuff for … Read More

Kathy KrugerLife is not one giant positive affirmation

The time of my life

Kathy Krugerbalance, motherhood, mummytime, peace14 Comments

With mother’s day approaching I’m contemplating a whole weekend with the kids, all to myself. Yeh! squeaks my inner voice. My outer voice will be more likely to yell in frustration at the kids and curse hubby who could have timed his work shifts better and given me the ‘day off’ or at least some quality family time.

Kathy KrugerThe time of my life

Do you ever get over infertility?

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

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

Kathy KrugerDo you ever get over infertility?

Because being a mother is all about the other(s)

Kathy Krugerbalance, gratitude, motherhood, mummytime5 Comments

It’s time to bring back balance with some Mmmm… Massage – unwind and relax (with or without Sven) Meditation – quiet time for yourself (YES just you and the universe) Mindfullness – because you truly have time to think Meals – that you don’t cook yourself (preferably at a restaurant) Movies – that aren’t meant for kids Music – that you … Read More

Kathy KrugerBecause being a mother is all about the other(s)

Half full, half empty, broken or whole

Kathy Krugerbalance, go with the flow, perspective, yinyang5 Comments

broken hourglass half full

It was bound to happen – my hourglass (well actually half-hour glass) smashed and thousands (maybe millions) of the finest black grains of sand spilt and scattered amongst the shards of glass on my desk. Boisterous three year old boys and hourglasses don’t mix (they don’t really go with anything breakable, even though they are very precious). I heard the … Read More

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Not another baby shower

Kathy Krugeradoption, contentment, gratitude, guilt, IVF, motherhood, red thread2 Comments

I should start by saying it was beautiful, just as the baby who will be my great niece or nephew (OMG) will no doubt be beautiful.  It’s been a while between baby showers (if not drinks). And they get easier, they really do, but still…. Ok – first to address my faux horror at being a Great Aunt (by marriage I must … Read More

Kathy KrugerNot another baby shower

The worst day of my life (Memoir March)

Kathy Krugeradoption, IVF, motherhood, perspective, red thread, Uncategorized2 Comments

Australia, August 15, 1998  On the worst day of my life, the scan couldn’t find our baby. It was supposed to be the most magical of moments – that first glimpse of our child/children – an eight-week-old embryo or embryos. Just a dot sized shadow on the screen no doubt. Or double dots. The untrained eye would doubtless miss him/her/them. But … Read More

Kathy KrugerThe worst day of my life (Memoir March)

What if you lived for 1000 years?

Kathy Krugerbalance, gratitude, perspective1 Comment

What would you do? Well beside get old, very slowly! Would you worry less about the past (probably) and more about the future (probably)? Would this present moment seem less or more important amidst those million other moments you would experience? Would you still seek to make the most of each minute of every day? Would you finally find time … Read More

Kathy KrugerWhat if you lived for 1000 years?

Love the gifts of Hindsight and Foresight

Kathy Krugeradoption, change, contentment, go with the flow, IVF, perspective, yinyang3 Comments

In the end, the journey was as long as it needed to be. It sounds like one of those poignant closing lines from an epic story of love and adventure, the fairy tale kind with twists and turns and hopes of a happy conclusion dashed around every corner, until the narrative rounds that very last bend, the orchestra reaches its … Read More

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