I broke my pre-Christmas rules. This is what happened next.

Last week was a mess. Last week I was a mess. Last week I made a mess ? of just about everything. In my defense, luck was not on my side. My husband went home ill from his job as a primary-school teacher for the first time in his 18-year career. My cat knocked a glass...

Pay attention!

Bills to pay. Texts to send. Birthdays cards to select. Papers to read. Kids? consent forms to sign. Colleagues to phone. Shopping to buy. Emails to compose. Tickets to book. Meals to plan. Reports to write.There?s a reason we call it paying attention. Every time we...

From frenetic to focussed in 30 seconds

When I was 22, I was hired as an actor to perform a one-woman show about female mathematicians and scientists. I drove around the suburbs of Sydney?with props, costumes and set?crammed into my Toyota Corolla,?performing to 14-year old school kids who were at best...