Imperfect Action

7 Ways I Rocked my Workshop for 100+ Women

7 Ways I Rocked my Workshop for 100+ Women

In classic Claire Style, I finalised my slides at 10 o’clock the night before we drove from Melbourne to Mt Martha to set up our tent and glamp amidst the picturesque Scout Camp on the Mornington Peninsula. The book wasn’t ready, I had no hand-outs, only a few business cards left, hardly any voice due to a super-shit-ly-timed head cold, but never mind, “no one was coming to my workshop anyway”.

26 Things that made 2017 my most successful year yet

26 Things that made 2017 my most successful year yet

Most people seemed to agree that 2016 could go shove it up its jumper (and by ‘it’ I mean everything). And many people also seem to agree that 2017 has been surprisingly great and all about consolidating and simplifying, and I, for one, couldn’t agree more.

I Appreciate You

I Appreciate You

I appreciate you. Three words. Just three words, and, to my mind, the very best compliment.

‘I appreciate you’’s cousins, ‘I appreciate that’ and ‘I appreciate what you did’ are always welcome at my place too, but the simplicity and directness of ‘I appreciate you’ carries so much gratitudinous weight and connection. There’s no running away from it, no brushing anything under the carpet, no hiding behind a behaviour or act. No asterix here.

‘I appreciate you’ means all of you. Regardless. Unconditionally. YOU.

One Thousand Perfect Days

One Thousand Perfect Days

My perfect day? Hmmmm let me think…

Have I had it already? The day I got married? That idyllic honeymoon day in Fiji, snorkelling, playing beach volleyball, napping in the sun by the pool with my gorgeous new husband? The day I bawled happy tears sitting beside the Tungabhadra River, watching Lakshmi the elephant have a bath? The day I found out I was pregnant with my first child (or my second)? The day I had my first child (or my second)? The day I bought my first (or second) house? The day I started my business? 

Join The ‘Me-Timers’ without having to take a 5-week vegan retreat to Peru (Including the 13 Club Rules for your information)

Join The ‘Me-Timers’ without having to take a 5-week vegan retreat to Peru (Including the 13 Club Rules for your information)

Relax. Take a deep breath. Visualise a calm stream running through your mind. Fawns gallop amidst pixie dusted marshmallow trees. And imagine a world where your three-year-old doesn’t watch you pooping. Bliss, right?

The Courage of your Convictions

The Courage of your Convictions

I have some opinions. Some of them are uneducated ones and some are more thought-out and rounded. All of them are mine. I generally don’t take my opinions from current affair programs, online forums or people I admire – but these things do help shape them. Except for at the polling booth where I take hand signals from my husband about which box to tick. Because in my opinion they’re all as bad as each other and there are a gazillion things I’d rather spend my time thinking about or researching.

Have your cake & eat it too, mums!

Have your cake & eat it too, mums!

Ages ago, while I was climbing the corporate ladder, I remember hearing a heap of news articles on the radio, the telly and in conversation everywhere – all about how women had to choose between having a career or a having a family. Like, everyone was saying it. It was everywhere. And I thought ‘oh, what a shame’ and went on my merry ignorant way.

And then I decided I wanted kids. Oh dear. What was a girl to do?

LIBERATION from the R-Word

LIBERATION from the R-Word

LIBERATION. This word has been popping up all over the freaking shop for me the past few weeks. Like, jumping off the page. Like it’s wanted me to see it. To feel it. To finally get ok with something. I haven’t quite worked out what – although there are a few cues in the back of my mind.