You smile and seem fine at the summer get-together, but inside you’re all panic and fear. Sound familiar? Here is how this writer overcame her party phobia.
I remember in the schoolyards of my '80s childhood, the worst insult you could say of someone was that "she loves herself".
Thinking of blowing big bucks on the latest hair styling tool? Save your money and try this first.
When I feel refreshed, I can play with a smile on my face rather than holding back tears while wondering what happened to my life.
Those were the days, right? Road-tripping to the country with a car full of friends. Yelling lyrics at the sky from the front row of your favourite band. Having long, deep and meaningful conversations under the stars. Waking up sweaty in the 40 Celsius heat of your shared tent. Yep, those were the days.
"Oh, with three kids and your kind of job (accountant), you must be some kind of supermum".
Accepting that life is random can be incredibly liberating.
It is possible - and desirable - to be happy even when your kids are going through challenges.
I was "fat shamed" twice in two weeks by young men on the street.
There are a lot of reasons.
After 12 years, companies have begun finding ways around the Do Not Call Register. This is how you can keep them off your back.