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When my twins were young – maybe five or six years old – I took them to a kids’ activity day at Bendigo Pottery, in Central Victoria. On the way, I tried to explain where we were going and what we were going to do. ‘It’s a big place that makes pots out of clay, [...]

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The Sounds of Music

I have a confession to make: I play the piano accordion. True story. And tomorrow I have my first ukulele lesson. Ditto. Are you still with me? Good. Now that the cat is out of the bag, let me backtrack and give you the full Accordion Story. Way back in the dark ages (around 45 [...]

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I pointed to a picture of a model in a magazine the other day and guffawed out loud to my son: ‘See that? If I wore that, they’d lock me up! But put it on a long-legged model and take snappy shots of her, and it’s very chic!’ He gave me a look that read [...]

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Okay, so this is what you have to do: Stop complaining to yourself about yourself, stop telling yourself the same story over and over about how you could have/should have done something different/better, and stop ruminating about what could have been and should have been. Just stop! Stories can empower or disempower us. They can [...]

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Are you creative? If you answered ‘no’, then let me ask you this: Do you ‘think outside the square’? If you answered yes, then you are, by (Signature Strengths) definition, creative. There are many different ways to skin a cat. And I like cats, so the expression doesn’t sit that comfortably with me. However, I [...]

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