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Tricks to Finding Inspiration Fast

By On June 9, 2017

These are my favourite ways to jump-start the flow of inspiration and ideas whether I have a tricky decision to make, problem to solve, choreography or song to create, or witty enigmatic… Read More

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Saving the world through dance…

By On June 5, 2017

There was a running joke in our family: “So if you were to win Miss World, what would you do to make the world a better place?”  “I would end child poverty/end… Read More

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Free Chic Balance Mid Year Goal Planner

By On June 4, 2017

Yikes, June already.  Time to re-evaluate adjust or get back on track with goals for the year! Subscribe to the email list at chicbalance.com  to receive your free mid-year goal planner…… Read More

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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Worry About Making the Wrong Career Choice

By On May 30, 2017

  Your instincts will usually lead you in the right direction If you are drawn to it in the first place, chances are it is at least a good place to start.… Read More

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Book Recommendation: Girl Code, by Cara Alwill Leyba

By On May 16, 2017

Cara Alwill Leyba is a Master Life Coach and author .  Her book Girl Code is an inspiring, kick-ass romp of a read full of empowering advice with a focus on celebrating the power… Read More

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Happy Advent! Download your free printable Chic Balance Christmas Planner

By On December 3, 2016

December has come around so quickly again! I have created a new Christmas Planner for 2016 including a December calendar, card and present list page, advent/festive activity page, Christmas budget page and… Read More

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Setting the Barre at Achievable -How get around to exercising

By On November 18, 2016

When time is tight it can incredibly busy to fit in regular exercise.  I love pilates and barre classes but with a little baby at home, going out for over an hour… Read More

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How to Stay Balanced When You Have A Million Things to Do!

By On October 30, 2016

Sometimes it seems like life just gets busier and busier.  Are you constantly rushing around day long? Have even hobbies started to feel like a drain on your time? Or are you… Read More

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Sultana Bran Autumn Apple Crumble -week-night dessert

By On October 21, 2016

I love throwing an elaborate dinner party or doing a batch of baking in the weekend when time allows, but  so often, life gets busy and food preparation needs to be quick… Read More

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Tips For Relocating to Another Country

By On October 17, 2016

Its been awhile since my last post, because I have been busy moving all the way across the world from Auckland, New Zealand, to London!  For a number of reasons it was… Read More

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A Klutz’s Guide to Wearing White

By On August 19, 2016

klutz (google definition) noun North American informal noun: klutz; plural noun: klutzes a clumsy, awkward, or foolish person.   White is crisp and classic, can be dreamy or sophisticated and looks and… Read More

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5. Turning Dreams into Reality –the Game Plan…

By On July 30, 2016

This is the fifth and for now the final installment in the Make-Your-Dreams-Come-True series of posts.  Once you are clear on your goals, it’s time to make things happen!  Planning, organisation and… Read More

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Captivating Casares (and nearby localities)…

By On July 11, 2016

When we planned our trip to Andalusia, in the south of Spain, we became intrigued by the idea of Casares, a fortified Arabian settlement of beautiful white-washed dwellings strategically nestled in the… Read More

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Three Fun Ways To Support Your Favourite Causes

By On March 1, 2016

It can be overwhelming reading or watching news stories sometimes.  The scale of some of the problems can make us want to turn away and forget, thinking nothing we can do could… Read More

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4. Live The Dreams –that’s right, plural…

By On February 21, 2016

Some people might be brilliant at and passionate about one thing only, others of us need to pursue several different interests to feel balanced and complete. “Can I pursue more than one… Read More

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3. How Decide to Which Dreams to Pursue…

By On January 17, 2016

Of course no one else can tell you what you should be doing with your life.  Only you can decide that.  Also, no one single approach is going to suit everyone. Some people don’t… Read More

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2. Why you should R-E-A-C-H for your dreams

By On January 7, 2016

Why should you reach for your dreams? So that you can be fulfilled and happy right? And because you almost certainly can make at least some of your dreams come true. The… Read More

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How to Use Memories as Inspiration to Inject Magic, Wonderment and Sparkle into Everyday Life

By On January 4, 2016

Remember how you felt on Christmas morning as a child, that frisson of excitement, of magic hanging in the air after weeks of anticipation? Or what about the sparks that flew when… Read More

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A Magical trip to Carcassonne, France

By On January 4, 2016

I have been lucky enough to have had many magical moments on overseas holidays.  However some stand out in my memories more than others.  Carcassonne is a charming hilltop town in the Languedoc-Rousillon… Read More

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1. How to Make New Year (or Any-Time-Of-Year) Dreams and Resolutions that Really Happen

By On January 3, 2016

I like to categorise my dreams and resolutions/goals into different aspects of life such as those listed here. You will probably want to modify this list based on what you want to… Read More

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New Year Reflections

By On January 3, 2016

I love New Year! It’s a great time to look forward to the next year as a fresh new start, a chance to take stock of last years accomplishments, tie up loose… Read More