Psst! How to Curb Your Inner Critic’s Rubbishing

April 8th, 2016

SHUUUT UUUUUUUP! And that, my friend, silences the inner critic! As if … Crit does not take directions well, not even with a ‘Please, I am begging you’ tacked on the end. Hiding under the doona doesn’t work either. It’s wormed its way into your head and, ergo, into your bed. Blocking your ears? Nooo… See More

Sleeping with the Enemy? (Why It’s Worth It.)

February 22nd, 2016

Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed? I’m sleeping with the enemy. And there’s more than one. Oh, I don’t know them in the biblical sense, and I haven’t seen them, as such. Then who are they? My personal demons, that’s who. Yes. I am in bed with my demons. Boomer Rumour For a very long… See More

Going Down … Are You Doing It Regularly?

November 1st, 2015

Down on Down We’re okay with ‘calming down’; we’re cool with ‘cooling down’; we’re hot on ‘going down’ —yeah baby!—and we rhapsodise about ‘falling in love’. Mostly, though, down gets short shrift. Up and Down Are Not in Opposition With our leaning towards one part of a pairing over and above the other part, up… See More

Digging up the Dirt on Happily Ever After

October 6th, 2015

‘And They Lived Happily Ever After …’ This blah-blah tagline that full-stops fairy tales embedded itself in the fantasy-loving part of my brain when I was a kid. Years later, I devoured adult fairy tales—romance novels. My hippocampus hankered for that HEA ending, which, for a multitude of women was, and still is, the most… See More