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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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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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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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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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Life is a team sport

These are the words of a wise and beautiful friend who has recently agreed to mentor me as I develop my business. The “life is a team sport” concept (also known as interdependence) is something I have believed in and championed for some time – yet in the process of establishing and running a micro-business …

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The 10 simple steps to success

Have you noticed the rise and rise of people selling books, courses, webinars all promising “10 simple steps to success”? Want to lose weight? 10 simple steps to success. Want to become more assertive? 10 simple steps to success. Want to find meaning in life? 10 simple steps to success. Want to find peace in …

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I’m terribly sorry Trixie

Trixie is my name for all things that try to keep us from from changing, growing and blossoming. And this blog is about some ideas for how we can learn to say no to Trixie.  I’ve been through my fair share of changes lately. In fact I think I’ve been suffering change overload. I’ve changed from …

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Doctor’s who don’t

Yes I am a doctor…but I don’t see patients. It’s been a hard journey to break free of societal expectations about being a doctor, and even harder to let go of my own web of shoulds. When I was 18,  for about a minute and a half I thought it would be a good idea …

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“Pass Me By”

Father Goose I had never heard of the 1964 Cary Grant WWII romantic comedy “Father Goose” until Rob, one of my US based followers, wrote in response to my previous blog Getting to the meeting on time…with makeup that it had reminded him of the movie’s theme song – “Pass Me By”. Clearly I hadn’t heard of …

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Getting to the meeting on time…with makeup

Makeup and trains Last week, I was running ever so slightly behind in leaving the house for an important meeting in the city. So I packed up my notes, handbag and assorted bits and pieces and headed off. Being late would definitely not be a good look. About 3 minutes after leaving the house I …

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