I’ve heard it said that we’re currently in the midst of a time where there is the most rapid change experienced by any generation. I don’t know about you, but this rings pretty true for me. Technology has had an impact on almost every aspect…

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Often the conversations I have with clients end up being about the more minute details of life and occasionally someone will say, “I can’t believe we’re talking about this!”. They expect the real issues to be much bigger. I have come to learn that it’s…

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At a recent event, I met a lovely man who told me of his experience through truly difficult times. But he also said his leukaemia diagnosis had been the best thing to happen in his life. He walked away from an unhappy corporate career and…

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I spent much of my time over the past year researching the topic of ‘happiness’ for my new book. While I was writing, I inevitably found myself asking, “Am I doing the things that make me really happy?” Until I realised I was asking myself…

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Most of us imagine that once we find the perfect partner, reach our ideal weight, land our dream job, or once our kids are sleeping through the night, then we’ll feel happier. In 2012, psychologists and happiness experts Kennon Sheldon and Sonja Lyubomirsky wrote a…

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When time rushes by as it sometimes does, I have the sense that I’m simply existing, rather than really living. Some of this may be a by-product of the society we inhabit but when I am focused and productive in my working hours, I have a…

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This time last year, I took myself away for a mini-retreat. It was a low-key kind of break but it felt like a decadent thing to do at the time. Like many women and most mothers, I rarely take time for myself despite knowing that…

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I read an article on the weekend about the rise of health conscious women who post beautiful images of themselves on Instagram. Mostly they’re clever and creative women who are simply doing what they love but while I was reading, I worried about how my…

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I had a little epiphany last week. I’m pretty sure I’ve had the same epiphany a few times before. Which could mean that I’m a slow learner, but I suspect most of us are when it comes to our blind spots. Chris and I were…

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There’s a certain type of person I truly admire. They’re the ones who stay centred and calm in the most stressful of situations. The people who are able to be present and grounded enough to make wise decisions, even in difficult circumstances. The rare few who have the capacity to remain still in the eye of the…

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