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 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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While it’s undeniably true that the hours you work and the amount of sleep you get contribute to your energy levels, energy is derived as much from your emotional wellbeing as it is from external sources. By all means make sure you’re eating the right…

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Every six weeks or so, I spend a Friday afternoon with my friend Brigitte. She’s French and has the most beautiful approach to life. Her home is filled with books, flowers and mementos from her travels (and she travels often these days, now that her…

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Most of us find it difficult to create change in our lives. Even when things aren’t going well, we find it far easier to stick with what we know. Your friends might tell you it’s time you found a better job or let go of…

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My mum is pretty fearless. She’s one of those people who is great at fundraising and a natural saleswoman, which is pretty much the exact opposite to me. I’ve learned a lot from her though. She has taught me that if you don’t ask, you…

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More often than not, powerlessness is a perception, rather than a reality. From time to time, we all make excuses about why we can’t proactively create much-needed change in our lives. We tell ourselves, “I don’t want to rock the boat”, “I don’t want people…

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“I am larger, better than I thought, I did not know I held so much goodness.” Walt Whitman I’m curious about what it really means to believe in yourself. All of us are flawed – we know that – but I think we also have a…

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