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Widow Speak

Five women talking about what grief is really like as a young widow. Thanks to Nicole at the Sydney Morning Herald for including me in this story."...

TedX - It's Time To Be Right Here

Check out my TedX talk "It's Time to be Right Here".  It starts with a story about when I was volunteer teaching in Cambodia and the school got its...

Beauty and Lace

Check out my interview with Beauty and Lace here.  We talked about putting plans in place to protect your kids, should anything happen to you.  It'...

Are You Your Biggest Cheerleader?

I was at a forum in my capital city, 1000 kilometres from my home, with property developers, mayors and other politicians.  I didn't know anyone el...

Postscript - Dying to Know Day

Thanks to Postscript for helping to start conversations about what we want to happen when we die. Check out my article they published for Dying to ...

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Widow Speak

11 Apr 2017 7:49 PM - Five Young Widows Speak About the Reality of Loss

Five women talking about what grief is really like as a young widow. Thanks to Nicole at the Sydney Morning Herald for including me in this story.

"For most of us, the term widow evokes visions of an older, even elderly, woman, left...

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Are You Your Biggest Cheerleader?

15 Aug 2016 8:47 PM - What are the stories you tell yourself? Do they support you to be your best, or leave you frozen and floundering, with lettuce in your teeth?

I was at a forum in my capital city, 1000 kilometres from my home, with property developers, mayors and other politicians. I didn't know anyone else there and sat down to eat my lunch alone. As I munched on my salad sandwic...

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Postscript - Dying to Know Day

7 Aug 2016 11:23 AM - Knowing what we want when we die makes life easier for everyone.

Thanks to Postscript for helping to start conversations about what we want to happen when we die. Check out my article they published for Dying to Know Day on 8 August

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Dying To Know Day

7 Aug 2016 10:59 AM - Do you have a will? Or an end of life plan? Do you know what plans your family members for their end of life?

We all have ideas about how we want to spend our last days, and what we want (or don’t want) to happen. However, research shows that 75% of us have not had end of life discussions and less than 10 percent of us die with an advanced care pl...

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How to Process Loss

1 Aug 2016 2:05 PM - Thanks to QWeekend in Queensland's Courier Mail for publishing my story.

We need to make it easier for everyone to talk about grief, death and dying. It's all part of living and loving.

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When Less Makes More

23 Jul 2016 9:52 AM - When I started training to run a marathon (in Paris!) I thought I just needed to go out and run as long and fast as I could, every day. Then I got injured and learned that by doing less, I could actually achieve more.

A couple of years ago a friend convinced me to register for a marathon with her. I had never run a marathon before but this one would be in Paris. I didn’t take a lot of persuading.

When I started to train for it, I just went out a...

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International Widows Day

23 Jun 2016 9:10 PM - International Women's Day is an opportunity to recognise the impact of death for women and find better ways to manage grief.

New research reveals that almost half (49%) of young women do not have the support they needed after losing a loved one.

Meet, marry and live happily ever after is the life pl...

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Radio Interview for International Widows Day

23 Jun 2016 3:04 PM -

Thanks to Ben Fordham on 2GB radio in Sydney for for highlighting the importance of  International Widows Day.  Listen to our chat here.

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Three Signs You Might Be Over-reacting

13 Jun 2016 11:36 AM - Have you become fixated on something that you find yourself thinking about it all the time? Or lost sight of what's really true about a situation? Maybe you have the classic symptoms of over-reaction.

When I was much younger, I worked in large organisation with lots of people I liked for several years. One day I noticed a co-worker stealthily handing out enveloped to different staff...

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Now Is The Only Time

2 May 2016 8:57 PM - We can’t recreate the past and we don’t know what will happen in the future. We never really know when we’ll do something, or talk to someone, for the last time. But we do have full control over what we do in this present moment.

Last weekend my parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. All of my immediate family (and their families) came together for a party we’ll never forget. Three parties actually. We spent more than two days together relivi...

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What Works When You're Not Working?

7 Mar 2016 7:11 PM - Being out of work is a tough time. And it calls for us to be even tougher.

It seems that every day we hear about more struggling businesses, more workers being laid off and more people looking for work. It’s a tough time. And it calls for us to be even tougher.

Losing your job is about more than having t...

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Your Personal Power

6 Feb 2016 11:16 AM - Just be you. It seems like such a simple thing, but do you find that hard to do sometimes?

Just be you. It seems like such a simple thing, but do you find that hard to do sometimes?

First, you have to be clear about who you really are, then you have to ignore nearly every ad you see on TV, online and in magazines that w...

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Which Side of the Bed Do You Choose?

2 Feb 2016 12:25 PM - When I was little and my grandfather was grumpy, I would be told "He got out of the wrong side of the bed". But I didn't understand - why didn't he just make a different choice and get out the other side??

As a kid, I just loved my grandfather. He drove me around, taught me how to do crosswords and had an answer for nearly every question I asked. Except when he was grumpy. My grandmother would explain those days by saying “He got out of the ...

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