The conversations I have with my clients are not just about what career move is next or what kind of business they’ll start but also how to live with purpose and meaning. Like many people I work with, I had the limited view that contribution should be…

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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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Coming together with family and friends can be both a blessing and a stress. Added to the general tiredness many of us feel as the year-end approaches, the pressure of buying gifts, crazy traffic and over-excited children, these gatherings can actually feel like hard work instead…

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I’m in Byron Bay having a few days rest after running our annual creativity and meditation retreat. This morning as Chris and I walked along the track towards The Pass, a guy was handing out leaflets for a film screening tonight in Byron. We got…

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Sometimes setting a goal feels too rigid. When it does, set an intention instead. It takes the pressure off. My intention is to do a yoga practise every weekday morning. Occasionally, I just don’t feel like it. There’s something gratifying about knowing that you can say…

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“While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.” Benjamin Franklin If we had a way of controlling our negative thoughts and feelings, we would probably choose not have them. Instead, most of us do our best…

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Last Monday morning, while I was meditating, the thought came into my head that I needed to become better at doing just one thing at a time. The irony wasn’t lost on me – my meditation practice is often filled with unwanted thoughts. I know…

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“It’s all a matter of paying attention, being awake in the present moment, and not expecting a huge payoff. The magic in this world seems to work in whispers and small kindnesses.” Charles de Lint Most people I know wear busyness as a badge of honour…

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