October 2011

Light Bulb Moments of Connection With Every Mother

Have you ever felt hungry? When I’m pregnant, my hunger jumps to a whole new level. I have only ever been that hungry when carrying a child. It’s shocking to me, this very raw and primitive need to eat NOW, no matter what! At one of those moments, I remember talking to a friend from Mozambique. She […]

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Why Does the World Mourn for Steve Jobs and Not the Millions?

For several days the unsettling thought has niggled in my mind. My Facebook newsfeed showed I was not alone, as several friends shared this image on their walls. I understand why. An iconic genius, a visionary and a man who inspired so many of us on our creative journeys deserves the attention of the world […]

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Three Lessons Learned From the Trail of a Summer Work Life Experiment

What to do with four children under nine and eight weeks of summer holidays when you run your own business? From home. Summer camps times four might just wipe out all profits for the year! An incredible nanny helps, but even they might burn out under the weight of entertainment and care for that many […]

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Hey Mr. DJ, Turn Down That Stereotype!

The labels we so easily apply and attach meaning to, feel increasingly ridiculous and limited; frustrating in their inability to tell the whole story of a person. It’s much easier for everyone if we stay in our classifications. All this crossing over into different segments; it ruins our sound bite politics and mass generalizations. Heaven […]

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Happy “More Kids Born Than Any Other Day” Day

Did you know that October 5th is the day when more children are born than any other day? Which means October 6th and the coming days, weeks and months are when more mothers will experience the crushing weight of post partum depression. Untreated. Post partum depression. My friend and warrior mother on this road, Katherine […]

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6 People Who Have Made Work-Life Balance Work

With the “how does she (or he) do it?” question getting plenty of airtime at present due to Sarah Jessica Parker’s new movie, I am thrilled that work place flexibility guru, Rex Flexibility over at the Huffington Post, has shared some of our Work Life Stories series. He showcases 6 fabulous people who just do […]

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How You Can Save A Child Every 20 Seconds. Yes, You!

“As long as children die… mothers will grieve.” Twenty-five years ago, as a naive but serious young girl, I left the comforts of Australia for the unknowns of South Africa as a Rotary Exchange Student. Rotary International had just launched a commitment support those eradicating polio in the year prior to my adventure. The world […]

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