You’ve probably heard me say many times that our brains have a strong negative bias. We remember painful events from childhood and easily recall moments in our lives when we were criticised, made a mistake or embarrassed ourselves. Even clients approaching middle age tell me…

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On World Meditation Day, I’m sharing my favourite ten guided meditations for beginners. Almost five years ago to the day, a thoughtful client of mine from Spain, Carmen, sent me an email to ask if I’d be open to sharing my meditations on the free…

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We will all encounter adversity in life at different times and it’s likely there are hurdles to face ahead, but it’s also true that many of the things we worry about don’t actually eventuate. This means that the habit of worry, which uses up precious…

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  I’d like to think that all of my years of mindfulness training mean that I always behave in intentional ways, but here’s what I’ve discovered lately. I’m becoming addicted to my mobile phone. I find ways to justify checking. “Maybe one of my girls…

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Chris and I are on our way to Tasmania for a short break. We arrived at the airport to discover our plane had been delayed two hours due to inclement weather. That two-hour delay eventually became over three and we found ourselves surrounded by a…

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  1. Come back to the present moment In a way, mindfulness is just another word for awareness. When you focus your attention on the given moment, you begin to experience your life as you’re living it. For most of us, this isn’t our regular…

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In Bronnie Ware’s book The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, the number one regret expressed by people as they near the end of their lives is, “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected…

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From time to time, life is difficult. We don’t always maintain a balanced view of the world. Daily responsibilities and dreams for the future can feel almost impossible if you’re in the middle of a difficult patch. Everything feels hard. It’s like walking through quicksand to…

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When I first read Tara Mohr’s articles about what playing big means to her, I was immediately taken by her message. Her kind of ‘big’ is for those of us who want to be successful while maintaining integrity, who have no hunger for power and…

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