The Woman You Want To Be

Annie Kaszina is one of my fellow Money Gym coaches but what we also have in common is a dry and intelligent wit <ha!  you can say what you like on your own blog!> and the experience of living with an abusive partner. Annie writes – compassionately and humorously – a very good ezine called […]

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Measuring Goals

Since creating my Top Ten Goals from Jinny Ditzler’s excellent book, Your Best Year Yet, I have been using an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of progress. It’s pretty common knowledge that if you set a goal that you can measure you are more likely to be successful: you can see if you are making […]

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Only When I Laugh

Well, I’m back from my skiing trip – safe and almost sound.  No broken bones but lots of sore muscles, bruised ribs and a sore head – not from the gluwein but from an impromptu backward flip on the ice skating rink. Despite a few aches and pains, what this holiday served up in abundance, […]

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On the Twelfth Day of Christmas…

Did you get any gorgeous Christmas presents this year? I know you’re probably trying to forget the whole shebang but as it’s the twelfth day of Christmas today and I’ve been defrocking (or do I simply mean undressing?) the tree, I’ve been chuckling about what my true love sent to me. Last year I accidentally […]

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Let There Be Snow

I was going to blog tonight about the 10% of the workforce who changed jobs last year in Ireland (though I imagine that percentage translates to the UK as well) and their reasons for doing so.  It’s so not about the money. But instead I’ve been loitering with intent on the world wide web, looking […]

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Chicago, Chicago

Every Friday I receive a story in my inbox from www.52best.com.  Here’s a recent one I rather liked, telling two stories about the history of Chicago… The First Story Many years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago. Capone wasn’t famous for anything heroic. He was notorious for enmeshing the windy city in everything from bootlegged […]

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2006 – Your Best Year Yet?

Happy new 2006! Is it still new on 2nd Jan?  Or have you already succumbed to  your inner gremlin baiting you to  forget your good intentions to exercise, stop drinking or lose weight? I’m not a big fan of New Year resolutions because the perfectionist in me knows that if I mess up today, I […]

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