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Author Archive: Dr Jocelyn Lowinger

Using fear to guide you forwards

I was asked by a new friend in Canada (a whole world away) how to use fear to guide you rather than paralyse…so here are my thoughts in blog form… F-E-A-R Fear seems to be dogging me lately. As I transition my career (yet again) fear sits with me on a daily, and even hourly, basis. As I …

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Starting from today

Starting from today you have the opportunity to plan your life in any direction you choose. You get to write your own story. All roads from the past have made you who you are to today lead to this exact point you are standing on right now. In this moment. No matter what the past has been you get …

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Why my affair with LinkedIn Pulse is over

I confess – I’ve neglected my WordPress blog and been flirting with LinkedIn Pulse. It’s been seductive but unsatisfying and I’m drawing the experiment to a close. I’ve written a bunch of blogs on LinkedIn because  I felt I’d outgrown this blog as my personal and professional goals  have evolved. I got sucked into the marketing and wanted …

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Canoeing on a Sunday afternoon

We went canoeing today. It was really great. I’d forgotten how much I love being on the water. I love the breeze on my face and the sprays of cool water on my skin. I love the immediate feeling of peace. I love the large dose of gumtrees with their unmistakable eucalyptus scent, blue sky and …

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In my opinion…

In my opinion we are suffering from opinion overload. There are more and more ways you can express your opinion and have your say – on anything: email newsletters, blogs, opinion pieces in formal publications, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter etc. It’s just so easy to be a self-proclaimed instant expert. There is no-one to censor you, or pick …

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2014 in review: Some cool stats about my blog

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,600 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 60 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the …

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Melbourne and me: one year on

I can hardly believe it – it’s a year today since we leapt into a new life in Melbourne. So perhaps it’s a good time to reflect and take a breath before the next year begins. So lets take a look at the year in retrospect… On reflection Overall it’s been a year of constant …

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Exercise and me

Exercising is a priority for me – but one that I struggle with. It has so many benefits including: Strength, flexibility and fitness Weight, blood pressure and cholesterol control Improved resilience, stress and mood management Even so I often have a hard time convincing myself to turn up. It’s just easier to stay sitting down in front of my …

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Taming nature

Weeding the garden: I spent the morning sitting outside weeding the garden. Enjoying the sun on my back (in fleeting bursts ala Melbourne style), and not caring about the grit chipping my nail polish or the dirt embedding itself under my fingernails. And more than anything, feeling grateful we live in a house with greenery – with …

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Along the Yellow Brick Road: Journeys with my coach

Throughout our lives we are all making journeys. Some big, some small. Some peaceful, some scary. Some to remember, some to forget. The Wizard of Oz may be a fairytale for children yet the adventures of Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion along the Yellow Brick Road have much to teach us about journeys in growth and change. And it …

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