Almost all of us get caught in the habit of overthinking at times. We replay our past mistakes and worry about the future in an effort to make sense of the world or to mitigate risk in some way. While analytical thinking and problem-solving can…

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Life coaching clients often ask me how to make a vision board. A few years ago I shared the story about how we found the dream home that had been on my own vision board for many years. Today, I’m sharing a more detailed version…

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If there’s one thing I’ve become most aware of over the past few months, it’s that many of us are reflecting and asking ourselves, “What is it that really matters in my life? And how can I be more true to myself?” For many, now…

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While life is such a long way from normal, it’s hard not to wish things were different right now. If you’re open to interacting mindfully with your more difficult thoughts and emotions, you may discover that mindfulness can help you to change your thinking. Most…

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The uncertainty and stress of the past few months have left many of us feeling pretty depleted. With so much change in such a short time and a while to wait before our lives have some semblance of normal again, the only thing we have…

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When this year started with so much loss, I began to question how, in the face of such adversity, do we stay hopeful and positive about our lives? How can we engage in the climate change conversation, without becoming depleted by it? How do we…

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Last week a friend of mine called to express her growing sense of overwhelm. She’s overloaded at work, she’s had a couple of unexpected financial pressures and her ageing mum is not well. She feels that her time is constantly stretched and she’s having difficulty…

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While I was away in Byron Bay on retreat recently, I revisited my personal values. If you’ve never worked on your values, a great way to start is by creating a mind map. Grab a large sheet of paper and lots of coloured textas or…

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Image courtesy of A Home With Soul My daughter recently shared a New York research study with me that looked at the opinions of one thousand 13 to 34-year-old women. The insights were indicative of a generation of women who are independent thinkers and unafraid…

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Just over seven years ago on a January morning, I sat down at my desk to write out my vision for my life ten years on. I’d been doing this exercise for some time, but I remember that year being distinctly different. I wrote out…

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