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  • Lights, Camera, Action – It’s your time to shine!!!

    By Angela Vassalo on December 18, 2014
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    “He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.”– Lao Tzu Keeping a sense of yourself in life is the most important thing you can do. If you go down, the whole ship goes down. A positive outlook, a sense of who you are and what you want to achieve, do, have and become, is crucial. Nurturing […]
  • In Honour of  – Maya Angelou

    By Angela Vassalo on December 10, 2014
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    This year the world lost one of my favourite people – Maya Angelou. She was an inspirational, wise, amazing, thought provoking leader.  I have lived my life by many of her quotes, and poems, and have been inspired by her, to be of service with my life, and do good in the world. This is why I  wrote my book […]
  • Is it a bird? Is it a plane? NO, it’s Super Stepmum!

    By Angela Vassalo on November 26, 2014
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    The modern stepmum seems to be a woman who can handle anything that’s thrown at her.  She can leap over stepchildren in a single bound.  She can bring peace and order to the world.  She has a very demanding job and is the most flexible person you’ll ever meet.  She can take abuse hurled at her from every angle and […]
  • It Ain’t all Sunshine and Rainbows

    By Angela Vassalo on November 22, 2014
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    People regularly ask me what is the best advice you can give someone who is about to become a second wife or stepparent.  And what do you say to someone who has been in their blended family and wanting to turn the ship around. I often reply – that there are no quick fixes or magic spells in life.  Anything […]
  • Let It Go, Let It Go!!!!

    By Angela Vassalo on November 12, 2014
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    We’ve all heard the phrase, “extend the olive branch,” for an offer of peace or reconciliation. I n the Old Testament, the sign that the flood was over was an olive branch brought back to the ark by a dove. Olive branches were also a symbol of peace in ancient Greece.  Some people have suggested the olive was a very […]
  • Who will be the Hero in the Blended Family

    By Angela Vassalo on November 5, 2014
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    When I first entered my husband’s village, I felt as if I was entering the gates of hell.  Walking through the village, I felt all eyes on me, as if I was being sized up to be burned at the stake or boiled in a big pot.  Even Mark seemed nervous, sweating in anticipation of what would happen next.  He […]
  • Rose Coloured Glasses

    By Angela Vassalo on October 30, 2014
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      Caveat emptor is Latin for “Buyer beware.” Generally speaking, it’s the Property Law Principle that controls the sale of real property after the date of closing, but it can also apply to other goods — including husbands.   When we first buy something, be it property or a new dress, we fall in love with that purchase and are […]
  • My Aha Moment!

    By Angela Vassalo on October 22, 2014
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    One of the biggest inspirations in my life has been Oprah. I consider her a mentor, because whenever things were challenging in my life, I’d watch Oprah and she’d always say something I needed to hear at that moment.  Nothing was more profound for me than her final speech in her last show.  In that show, she said something that […]
  • The Road Less Travelled

    By Angela Vassalo on October 7, 2014
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      Becoming the “second wife” or a “stepmum”  can feel like the road less travelled, but the reality is, that is no longer the case.  This road is becoming much busier, with more and more women jumping on this road less travelled everyday.  There are women who are further down the road than others, and there are women who have […]
  • What is it like being a second wife?

    By Angela Vassalo on June 24, 2014
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    People often ask me this question. I sometimes reply by saying, it is like entering into a Haunted House. Remember when you were a child, and you were taken to an Amusement Park. Inevitably you would always come across the dreaded Haunted House. You wanted to go in there, but you were nervous and cautious. You had feelings of excitement, […]