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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How often in life, in the big moments, do we encourage our loved ones (both children and adults) with the words, “Just be yourself”? We know exactly what that advice means yet in our everyday lives, seeking ‘to belong’ in every situation means this simple…

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Posted in: Life, Wellbeing

Resilience and failure are symbiotic, meaning the two exist because of one another; they grow as a result of each other. Your ability to build resilience relies on your ability to fail, and vice versa. Imagine two children in a classroom. One is a classic…

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I have a friend who has unshakeable self-belief. A few years ago she set her sights on a new business idea that she knew would be a challenge on a few different levels. As someone whose not easily deterred, she mapped out a plan and started work. Within…

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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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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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Posted in: Life, Mindfulness

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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