The Oh F**k Moment of Parenthood and Me-Time Trips

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013

The Oh F**k Moment of Parenthood and Me-Time Trips

When pregnancy strikes the first time, seasoned parents rave how wonderful parenthood is. They don’t tell you about the ‘OH F**K’ moment that hits within about seven days. It’s that moment when you realise that no matter what you do with your life, you will affect this little thing that you are now 100% responsible for. It’s that moment when your realise that if you take risks you have a knock-on affect on this little person’s emotional and mental well-being for the rest of their life which will impact on their kids and their kids after that. You have started a chain that cannot be broken. It’s that moment when you realise that you are now the adult in charge, you are the one that will have to fight off the zombies if there is a zombie attack. It’s that moment when you realise your life is no longer your own: it has been consumed by the ball of love – and even if you are not one for using bad language, a silent cry of  ‘OH F**K’ screeches into your head.


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Living Alongside Chronic Illness

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013

Living Alongside Chronic Illness

jo-bilaI want to introduce you to a person I met in New York at a course recently: her name is Josephine Bila and she brought me nightclubbing and to dinner after the course, and we had great fun together and a great laugh. She is one of these people that you meet and you say ‘what a positive person, full of energy and full of life’. We were having lunch a few days later and she threw a clanger at me, something that I didn’t know. We were doing a business course and I was asking her about her business, now she works for a TV company full-time, but she’s also an emotional coach for people with chronic illness. I’ll let her tell you about herself and her business.      


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Happier Than A Billionaire

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013

Happier Than A Billionaire

How many of you out there have thought about packing in the 9-to-5 or packing up your business and moving to the tropics? Yeah, I’d say plenty of you have done. Well Nadine Pisani, author of Happier Than a Billionaire: Quitting My Job, Moving to Costa Rica, and Living the Zero Hour Work Week, did just that. She and her husband packed in their businesses, sold all their possessions and retired to Costa Rica in their 30s. She has written about her experiences in two books,  Happier Than a Billionaire: Quitting My Job, Moving to Costa Rica, and Living the Zero Hour Work Week and  Happier Than A Billionaire: The Sequel. I’ve read both and both are hilarious, so if you want a belly load of laughs do buy them. Recently I had the opportunity to chat with Nadine about what drove her to the decision and how she recreated her life down in Central America.


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