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How to Connect with your Kids for Life

How to Connect with your Kids for Life |   Most of us would die for our kids. Literally. Faced with an “It's your daughter or it's you” scenario, we'd all say, “Take me!” Likewise, few of us would think twice about killing anyone who attacked, abused or mortally threatened our kids. We're hardwired for that. For me, […]

One Thing to Feel Happier Starting Tomorrow

One Thing to Feel Happier Starting Tomorrow |   There's no magic pill to feeling happy, but there's one thing you can do tomorrow that will make a difference. Happiness is the ultimate end game; it's what we all want. Except for those people who aren't happy unless they have something to be miserable about. […]

I no Longer Feel Like a Fraud

I no Longer Feel Like a Fraud | How I Overcame Imposter Syndrome They say wisdom comes with age. What they don't tell you is when… I remember how great it felt to turn 40. My days of being the youngest in the room were over and for the first time in my life, I felt like an […]

The Lost of Art of Real Conversation

The Lost of Art of Real Conversation | I am no longer capable of small talk. If I’m greeting one of the dads at my son’s school or a new colleague at work, I can’t just say, “Nice day, isn't it?” and leave it at that. If a person comes to my door trying to sell electricity […]

Why you Shouldn't Give a Damn

Why You Shouldn't Give a Damn | My grandmother on my mum's side didn't give a damn about anyone – least of all her baby grandson. She hated me from the day I was born because I looked like my father, a German immigrant. Matter of fact, she didn't just hate me; she completely ignored me. My mum often made […]

Why is Happiness so Hard to Find?

Why is Happiness so Hard to Find? | Thirty years ago, I learned some important lessons from a famous motivational speaker. I remember him dressed in his double-breasted suit and Wall Street red power tie, as he delivered his carefully scripted sermon with apocalyptic fervour. “My friends!! No matter how successful you are or how much money you make, some […]

When the Kids Leave Home

When the Kids Leave Home | Karin's back with a look at life as a single mother, feeding her family of fussy eaters, plus a wistful look at the day when her house falls silent. Will she cry “Freedom!”, or will she turn into a lonely old lady with a weak bladder, left to wander the […]

Three Steps to a Meaningful Life – Today

Three Steps to a Meaningful Life – Today | If one thing characterised my mid-40's, it's this question, “Why am I doing this?” Sooner or later, we all arrive at this question, and many of us struggle with the answer. I remember exactly how it felt at its most acute. My job sucked the life […]

9 Ways to Screw up your Marriage

9 Ways to Screw up your Marriage | Thanks to the glowing feedback from my sister’s last story, ‘Dating in the Middle Ages’, she’s back with some blunt advice for you men (and a guaranteed giggle for you women). If you want to fast-track your way to the divorce courts, I couldn’t think of a more […]

5 Ways to Save BIG $ without Skipping Lattes

5 Ways to Save BIG Money without Skipping Lattes | I hate wasting money almost as much as I hate wasting time. Years ago, I loved to spend money. If I wanted something, I bought it, simple as that. And then I ran out of it, lost everything and got divorced. I wasn't always that […]

Get ready for Midlife Tribe on iTunes

Get ready for Midlife Tribe on iTunes | I'm so excited I could just about pee myself.  When I started Midlife Tribe (originally, Blaze Your Own), my goal was to teach what I'd learned through my failures and triumphs as a gold-star-chasing mid-lifer, because despite being reasonably smart and having a do-or-die work ethic, I […]

Stop Wasting Time

Stop Wasting Time | My patience for telemarketers lasts about 12 seconds. I'll be dead before I know it, so these days, every second counts. If you're one of them, I'm sorry but I cannot talk to you about my electricity provider, a secret Government tax perk or a charity that wants to save the […]