Entries by Simone

Ma’am, Please Pull Over.

Suddenly my little car starts flashing and shouting at me. First the oil light goes on, then the engine light goes on and then to make sure I’m really paying attention, the beeping starts. My already elevated stress levels shoot through the roof of the car and I’m certain there must be a hole in […]

You Might Get Hit By A Car

  Riding on his bike down the footpath to the park my 3-year-old son calls out to his friends who are ahead of him, “Stop at the corner” Naw how cute I think to myself smiling. He’s looking out for his friends and knows that it’s a safety thing, stopping at the corner. Don’t want […]

Success Lessons From My Mum

In a few weeks, it will be 6 years since my mum passed away.  Any of you who have lost your mum or a loved one will know, that you miss them everyday. I certainly miss my mum everyday. She is still with me and the funny thing is, over the last few years I […]

Ego is not a dirty word, or is it?

As humans, we are designed to run away from things that scare us. We are programmed to run away from things that cause us pain. We are less inclined to move towards those things that give us pleasure. It has something to do with our reptilian brain. The oldest part of the human brain. You […]

Want to make the world a better place?

Look in the mirror. I’m a child of the 80’s. Well born in the 70’s but did my growing up in the 80’s. Rah-rah- skirts. Tie-dyed T-Shirts, Miss Helena on Romper room. Crimped hair. Danced in my lounge room to Lionel Richie, Kylie, Abba, Olivia Newton-John, The Pointer Sisters and Michael Jackson. Oh how I […]

Unmasking at The Masquerade Ball

Have you ever been to a masquerade ball? I haven’t but when I think of them, images that I have seen in movies come to mind. A beautiful big room with a parquetry dance floor. A spiral staircase leading down from the mezzanine level above where the host can look down upon their guests. Huge, […]

Time Management is BS

Yep, there is no such thing as time management. Everyone gets the same amount of time. Oprah, Marissa Mayer, you and me. So if Time Management is BS, then why are there so many books about the subject? I think it’s because people want to feel like they are in control and the majority of […]