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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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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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Where do you find the real miracles?

I’m not much of a cook I confess. Not that I can’t – but mostly I choose not to. What I think of as real cooking involves love, creativity and time. I choose to use my finite resources of love, creativity and time on other endeavours – primarily writing funnily enough. Real cooking for me becomes …

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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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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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