I’m currently in Byron Bay, having just finished running a five day retreat. It’s been four years since we’ve been here and I had forgotten how truly restorative it is. It’s often not until we go on holiday or experience forced rest as a result…

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Posted in: Life

Over the past few months, I’ve had more conversations about stress and overwhelm with clients than at any other time in my career. It seems that life is unsettling for many people right now. Taking proactive steps to identify and address the sources of stress…

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Posted in: Mindfulness

Dr Rebecca Ray (who prefers to be known as Beck) is a clinical psychologist, author, podcast host and speaker. She’s also mother to Bennett, wife of Nyssa and until recently, pet parent to three dogs (sadly, she recently lost her beloved 13-year-old, Weimaraner, Henry). Beck…

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Posted in: Changemakers

As a career coach, I spend a lot of time with clients helping them to work out their career direction. Some are people in senior leadership roles who feel that their lives are lacking purpose, many want to open creative businesses and others are professionals…

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Posted in: Career

Comparing ourselves to others is a natural human tendency and while comparisons can often feel negative, they can also motivate us to create positive change in our lives. We know that what we see on social media is a fraction of the truth, yet we…

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Posted in: Self-belief

In my work as a life and career coach, something I’ve learned is that true self-belief is often quite different from what most people think. In many ways, it’s a paradox. It’s not about being the loudest voice in the room or being the kind…

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Posted in: Self-belief

Most of us associate meditation with sitting in silence and emptying our minds but it’s much more nuanced than that. It’s as much about journeying into the inner depths of ourselves as it is about finding a way to create inner quiet. It’s maybe best…

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Posted in: Mindfulness