Hi! Trish here.
I'm a former diplomat who traded in a respectable career for the life of a wandering nomad.
Now I've made it my mission to show other women that dancing to your own drum beat is the best way to live.
It's time to start living life on your terms.
Am I the only one who gets giddy with excitement at the start of a new year? Like proper can't-go-to-sleep-because-tomorrow-is-the-big-day kind of excited? I guess I can (reluctantly) admit that it's a bit of a weird vibe for a middle-aged woman to get that...read more
It's my birthday! I know, I know. This blog isn't supposed to be all about me. But...inspired by Ramit Sethi's annual birthday posts, I thought I'd use this auspicious date to start a tradition here on UnWrite the Rules. I'm going to share with you 3 things that I've...read more
What would you guess is the secret to a happy life? Having a ton of money in the bank? Good health? Great friendships? Having a metabolism that lets you eat as much chocolate you want without gaining weight? Turns out that while happiness is quite individual (that...read more
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that 93.2% of all motivational quotes circulating on the internet are preaching the power of passion and purpose. Ok, not so much a ‘truth’…more of a ‘something I just made up this very second’. But for those of us who are...read more
Extrinsic vs Intrinsic Motivation I’m a sucker for clickbait. I’m not talking about the transparently trashy fake ones that motivate you to click by writing things like “She walked in the room and you’ll never believe what happened next” or “Lose belly fat with this...read more
Well hello there, you fabulous and incredibly self-aware person. You’ve found this article, which means you’ve already realised the many benefits of writing a mission statement that captures the vision you have for how to live a meaningful life. (Want a quick recap?...read more
What did you want to be when you grew up? Ask a classroom full of kids these days, and you’ll hear from wannabe doctors, teachers and astronauts, aspiring bakers, scientists and vets, pro-athletes and even video game designers. What you won’t hear is any of those...read more
Did you know that the bacteria in your gut might be part of the reason you’re fat? And why your annoyingly slim friend can eat junk food all day long and not gain weight? At least, that’s what seems to be the case according to the research quoted by Dr Michael Mosley...read more
We’ve all seen them. Mission statements composed of a long series of meaningless words strung together just to look impressive. Things like: We will work to interactively negotiate enterprise methods so that we may endeavor to globally recontextualise excellent...read more
[Setting goals, achieving goals, goalsetting worksheet, goal setting template] Have you ever had one of those moments when your mind just explodes? Not literally, obviously, or you’d be struggling to read this right now what with the gooey brain explosion gunk. No, I...read more
Meet Dave. Dave is very clever, and likes to show how clever he is by poking holes in other people’s ideas or opinions. He’ll point out why your idea will never work, or share an example of some other “idiot” who tried what you’re attempting and failed miserably. Dave...read more
It’s the dream, isn’t it? Knowing the secret of how to make a wish come true? As I child I was obsessed with tales of Arabian genies, supernatural beings with the power to grant three wishes. I’d scour charity shops, and every time I saw a bottle that even slightly...read more