Her Life

the lost art of handwriting

The Power of the Pen

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When was the last time you wrote a note to someone? Actually put pen to paper and wrote a personal message (and not just a ‘you need to do this’ list)? Handwriting is something we’re doing less of in this age of texts and instant messenger. But hopefully handwriting won’t become…

Why my PND was a blessing in disguise

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“I think there’s something wrong with me,” I whispered to the doctor. Fists clenched, head pounding, I felt so drained. An hour earlier, following what I can only describe as a minor breakdown, I’d picked up my keys and wallet and walked out of the house. Past my husband, past…

5 secrets for a long lasting marriage

5 secrets for a long lasting marriage

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What does ‘long lasting marriage’ mean to you? To me it still means forever but with divorce on the rise and separation an easy solution to exit a marriage, ‘forever’ for most Australians now is less than 10 years. Not really what I would consider a long lasting marriage. Marriage…

career in typography

Gemma O’Brien & her career in typography

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The lovely Gemma O’Brien has been chatting to us about her fascinating career in typography. Gemma is an Australian artist and designer, specialising in lettering, illustration and typography. She splits her time between advertising commissions, gallery shows, speaking engagements and hosting consumer facing workshops around the world. Here Gemma chats to…

Working on your passion

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I have a young adult fiction book coming out. Let’s just get that out of the way. But more than being just a publicity post, I am writing this for those who always had that niggling thing at the back of their heads – the thing they’ve always wanted to…

8 things you should never say to an angry woman

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Understanding women is not really that difficult. There are things women like and there are things that really annoy us. Generally speaking though, if you see a woman who is angry, there are certain things you should never say, mostly this is for your own safety. I would like to…

Why I like being a WAHM

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I don’t want to go back to full time work. There. I’ve said it. Now feminists can roll in their graves, or come back as zombies to eat my brain. But then again, isn’t being a work-at-home-mum (WAHM) a feminist thing to do anyway? I never thought I’d be the…

disordered eating

Overcoming my struggle with disordered eating

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I had a toxic relationship with food. A relationship so toxic that I was unwell because of it. Intensely personal and difficult to talk about. But I choose to speak up for those who don’t yet feel like they have a voice. For those who fear the stigma and judgement…