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Why you Shouldn't Give a Damn

Why You Shouldn't Give a Damn | My grandmother on my mum's side didn't give a damn about anyone – least of all her baby grandson. She hated me from the day I was born because I looked like my father, a German immigrant. Matter of fact, she didn't just hate me; she completely ignored me. My mum often made […]

Why is Happiness so Hard to Find?

Why is Happiness so Hard to Find? | Thirty years ago, I learned some important lessons from a famous motivational speaker. I remember him dressed in his double-breasted suit and Wall Street red power tie, as he delivered his carefully scripted sermon with apocalyptic fervour. “My friends!! No matter how successful you are or how much money you make, some […]

When the Kids Leave Home

When the Kids Leave Home | Karin's back with a look at life as a single mother, feeding her family of fussy eaters, plus a wistful look at the day when her house falls silent. Will she cry “Freedom!”, or will she turn into a lonely old lady with a weak bladder, left to wander the […]

Three Steps to a Meaningful Life – Today

Three Steps to a Meaningful Life – Today | If one thing characterised my mid-40's, it's this question, “Why am I doing this?” Sooner or later, we all arrive at this question, and many of us struggle with the answer. I remember exactly how it felt at its most acute. My job sucked the life […]

9 Ways to Screw up your Marriage

9 Ways to Screw up your Marriage | Thanks to the glowing feedback from my sister’s last story, ‘Dating in the Middle Ages’, she’s back with some blunt advice for you men (and a guaranteed giggle for you women). If you want to fast-track your way to the divorce courts, I couldn’t think of a more […]

5 Ways to Save BIG Money without Skipping Lattes

5 Ways to Save BIG Money without Skipping Lattes | I hate wasting money almost as much as I hate wasting time. Years ago, I loved to spend money. If I wanted something, I bought it, simple as that. And then I ran out of it, lost everything and got divorced. I wasn't always that […]

Get ready for Midlife Tribe on iTunes

Get ready for Midlife Tribe on iTunes | I'm so excited I could just about pee myself.  When I started Midlife Tribe (originally, Blaze Your Own), my goal was to teach what I'd learned through my failures and triumphs as a gold-star-chasing mid-lifer, because despite being reasonably smart and having a do-or-die work ethic, I […]

Stop Wasting Time

Stop Wasting Time | My patience for telemarketers lasts about 12 seconds. I'll be dead before I know it, so these days, every second counts. If you're one of them, I'm sorry but I cannot talk to you about my electricity provider, a secret Government tax perk or a charity that wants to save the […]

Why are we afraid to discuss money?

Why are we afraid to discuss money? | One of the biggest killers in Western society is stress, and debt is often a catalyst. It begins from a young age – we’re taught to consume; to aspire for more, to out-do the Joneses. Wherever we gaze, we’re pummelled with marketing messages that tell us we’re […]

What it Means to Live Authentically

What it Means to Live Authentically | When I was 14, I had a Gucci T-shirt. It wasn't a real one, but it said ‘GUCCI' in big letters on the front, so I thought I looked pretty fancy each time I wore it. It was my ‘going out' t-shirt.  Years later on another trip to Hong Kong, […]

Why Your Marriage is Doomed to Fail

Why your Marriage is Doomed to Fail | I was struck by a thought the other day: most married couples are unhappy with their partner, such that if it were easy enough, they'd go shopping for a new one tomorrow. Not me, though. I've been with mine for close to ten years, and I still rather […]