As jugglers and masters of all trades we switch our hats constantly throughout our day as needed. We should never underestimate the female ability to multitask! At different stages in our lives, we have several things that demand our time and the constant need to arrange our seemingly conflicting priorities -family, home and work- can often be daunting even to the best of jugglers. I do not write this as a complaint not in a negative vein. So many of these realms are rewarding, often the busiest … [Read more...] about Blessings for 2015 and Modest New Year’s Resolutions
Since I was a young girl living in the southern state of Victoria in Australia I had an instant rapport with the sun, the water and getting a deep brown suntan during the summer months. I remember vividly splashing on baby oil and lying out in the sun on our back lawn trying to get brown. But we also, as a family, escaped our inland city during the summer months, for an annual holiday on a lake in the north eastern corner of Victoria . Here we spent our days water skiing, swimming, fishing and … [Read more...] about My Love Affair With the Sun
The journey is only just beginning Brenda is a busy woman who just turned 40. Outside her home she works as a Senior Drilling Technician, administrating and directing drilling engineers. Inside her home she is a beloved wife and mom to 4 amazing kids. Family Background Brenda comes from a line of strong women. Her grandmother survived breast cancer twice and ovarian cancer once. Her mother is 9 years after her breast cancer diagnosis. Although she wears a compression sleeve, has had a … [Read more...] about Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Often I feel uncomfortable when friends or acquaintances say to me that they admire me for growing a successful business. It's not that I don't feel accomplished it is just that I "get on with it," meaning I simply do what has to get done and don't even have a minute to reflect on the success that I built. I am not sure that they are aware of all the behind the scenes that goes on or the nights that I spend in the office rather than going out or sitting by the TV watching the latest shows. In … [Read more...] about Super Mom or Super Boss: Do You Have to Choose?
The summer holidays have come to an end. The kids are back in school, days off work are all used up and our regular routine has returned. Now is the time (if we haven’t already), to figure out where exercise fits in to our new schedule. The hardest part is getting started. What sport should I choose? How can I make sure I stick with it? For some inspiration, some HydroChic friends are going to be sharing their stories with us about what got them hooked. Rebecca's Gateway to Fitness: … [Read more...] about My Gateway to Fitness