Vaccinations – For or Against?

37-year-old Amy Parker wasn't vaccinated as a child. That decision made her adamant to inoculate her children. Whatever your take on vaccinations is, this poses a very interesting argument. … [Read more...]

Travelling With Children

We love this website about travelling with kids. This article about Palm Beach in NSW offers some great tips for taking the kids on a day out during Summer. Seven Suitcases Asks… Henrietta Gothe-Ellis, Palm Beach From Manly up to Avalon and out to Whale Beach, Sydney’s northern coastline is truly special with idyllic beaches, bush, and an endless-summer vibe. An hour’s drive from the city (best avoided during peak hour), the region makes for an easy beach escape with the kids, and there’s […] http://sevensuitcases.com/category/destination-guides/australasia/australia/ … [Read more...]

Creating one year from now!

Today we’re looking out ahead just like the leopard in the early morning sun … Where will you be one year from now? While we’ll be planning with the end in mind in this series, a good place to start is by looking at what’s been accomplished this year. Every action we’ve taken in the last year has built the future we have right now. I received an email from Marion this week which says it all: “Thanks for your weekly blog – besides being interesting it gives me a reminder each week to keep up my goals energy.  And your Africa trip sounds amazing!  It is so great to be … [Read more...]

Saying yes to YOU!

This week I’ve spoken with a number of people who often find they’re dealing with everyone else’s issues, while putting their own lives to one side. Living your Champagne Life fully is about being free to say ‘yes’ to YOU and your priorities (first not last) … and saying ‘thank you’ to others! Sounds simple doesn’t it? Simple, but not necessarily easy … sometimes we may find ourselves feeling trapped in situations we’ve said ‘yes’ to, when we really meant ‘no’. The cost of not saying ‘no’ or not asking for assistance Being unable to say ‘no’ or … [Read more...]

What are you looking for?

The magic of taking a second look On my first, split second glance at this photo … I saw an autumn leaf resting in its crinkled colourful glory on a moss covered branch. On looking more closely, I discovered a masterpiece of nature … a beautiful moth with velvet wings! We ain’t seen half of it! It reminded me of an exercise I often do in my workshops. I start by asking the participants to look around the room and take everything in. The next step is to close their eyes and count the number of white things in the room. It’s amazing when I ask them to open their eyes and tell … [Read more...]