I read “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus” so you don’t have to. Here’s the cliff’s notes

My roommate Nancy; rebecca achelles

For anyone who is currently in a relationship, or has had one fail miserably, how accurate do you find the assumptions made about the sexes in this best seller: Men are from Mars, Women Are From Venus – Together Forever?


First, lets take a trip back to ‘caveman’ days

Mr Gray (writer man) says that to understand the fundamental differences between how MOST men and women think, and then; how arguments and misunderstandings in relationships arise, first imagine what life was like back in ‘caveman’ days and the typical gender roles that existed.

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Yes, there is actually an ‘ideal’ time to post on social media. Take note

My Roommate Nancy; Rebecca Achelles

Did you know there is an ‘ideal’ time to post your carefully crafted social rants? And, yes, it differs from Instagram vs. Facebook vs. Linkedin. It turns out there are some very cluey social media analysts (I made up that job title. I don’t really know what they call themselves) who have studied the trends and data of all of us, social media whores, FOR YEARS. They can now confidently tell you specific time slots for posting – for maximum exposure and audience concentration, or whatever.


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Fatigue following you around all day, like an unexpected, clingy fart-cloud?

It’s 2 pm, and I’ve just returned to my desk after eating a salami and toasted cheese sandwich (*Ahem. I mean, a salad and a can of tuna) on my 30-minute lunch break.


“I could go a nap now” is my first thought, followed by: “I wonder if anyone would notice if I just crept under my desk for a minute?”.


I have a 9-5 desk job from Monday to Thursday. It’s not my most favourite thing to do with my time, but my boss is pretty easy going,  it pays my bills and keeps me away from living a life of squalor – so I endure.


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How to outsource all your mind-boggling website stuff (for next to nothing)

Fck. This was the most difficult headline to write ever.

(If this isnt what you were after and you want more of the mind taming shiz and self development reads, try this article instead:”Is everyone’s mind this negative?”)

This article is for anyone who:

  • Runs their own business online;
  • Wants to run their own business or start their own website but is too intimidated by all the mind-bogglingly-tricky ‘tech stuff’ that comes along with it.

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I think I screwed up and its cost me $7k (career decision making and all that big, sweat-worthy stuff)

So, last year I invested around $7k (AUD) to study a Life Coaching course. It wasnt just a regular Certificate 4, it was a Diploma with the added subjects of mindfulness and meditation training (because I can’t ever just do something half-arsed).


Three months prior, I’d finished seeing an awesome & hilariously witty LC, myself and I wanted to keep on that onwards and upwards roller coaster (which I was actually deathly afraid of falling off of).

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Dealing with dickheads, worrying you’re dying, and all the while NOT losing your sh*t

Yesterday felt like one of those free for all – stack on’s – on me. It was the kind of day that left me seriously considering purchasing a one-way ticket to Spain – to remove myself from the sudden schemozzle I found myself in.


I’m sure, at some point, you’ve felt metaphorically squished by life too.


If you work in the corporate world – then you’ve surely heard the term ‘office politics’ before. The vibe in our office lately has been shit-on-a-stick, to say the least. It’s felt tense like everyone’s on edge, and short-tempered with each other.


We need to blast Black Eyed Peas: “Where is the love” down the hallway and force everyone to hug at the beginning of the day as a sort of ‘truce’


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Are people with less, happier? I culled my wardrobe to just 33 things to find out

Last month I wrote an article about ditching my smartphone – in an attempt to slow down and simply my life –  and following on in a similar fashion, I’ve now turned my attention to my overflowing wardrobe and, in particular, how to cull it down to just 33 basic necessities (sans my fugly dressing gown and collection of daggy period undies – there’s some things we women just shouldn’t have to live without).


Why? Because physical clutter begets mental clutter and I’ve been feeling zapped of energy, and unfocused – like I’d lost my writing mojo, lately.


And before you ask, no, it’s not an experiment in deprivation but, rather, with happiness.

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I found the secret to some of the world’s happiest countries — it’s called “Hygge”

Hygge — The first Danish word I’ve proudly added to my otherwise, rather limited and Aussie vocabulary

Pronounced “Hoo-ga” — Hygge is a danish concept that is said to make homes nicer and people happier. Of course, when I read about this, on a dreary Monday morning, I immediately started stalking the internet fanatically for: “HYGGE” as well as “HYGGE AT WORK” to find out as much as I could about this beautiful and weird little concept before starting my working week.

It’s no secret that I find Monday morning’s (the day you are the furthest possible away from your weekend) extremely difficult. I thought I needed to know more about this “Hygge” and especially, CAN I INCORPORATE THIS INTO MY WORKING DAY SOMEHOW?

The answer is YES — we’ll get to that in a minute. But for now, some basics –

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