The way you smile

I walk every morning and have done so since we moved here 7 years ago. Today I wanted to share something I’ve noticed about the way people smile. Some people smile at everyone, even if they’ve never been to Warilla beach before, even if they don’t know anyone and even if they don’t look like…

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How to build your positivity muscle

It’s funny, often when I’m talking to clients I come up with random analogies that really work and give them a key message in an easy and interesting way. I was working with a client the other day and explaining that positivity isn’t simply something we were born with (we do inherit a generic steersman)…

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What I’ve learnt in 2013

“Having good friends is much more important than having good things!” Here’s what ive learnt in 2013.pdf. (Click to check it out!) It’s been a pretty amazing year! Laura is almost 3 and Dylan is almost 18 months. Life seems to be getting easier and we’ve found a lovely rhythm as a little family. This year I’ve…

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The problem with perfectionism

Perfectionists aren’t so perfect after all! It’s been over 7 years now that I’ve been coaching and time and time again I have clients with, let’s be kind, and call them ‘perfectionist tendencies’. What I’ve noticed is that these clients are high achievers; they set big goals for themselves and hold themselves to the highest…

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Mindfulness at the Dentist

Argh, another trip to the dentist! Sitting in the chair. I thought, “This is a great opportunity to practice mindfulness”. So as the dentist was drilling away I was noticing my breathing and my body. Mindfulness really is about being aware of the present moment.  As the dentist was digging into my mouth I wanted…

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Sometimes surviving is enough!

There are times in your life where you will be able to grow, challenge yourself and consciously improve your life and times to consolidate and just survive as best you can. It’s interesting though so many people get wrapped up in thinking that they should be growing and they should be spending time to make…

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Wake up to kindness!

I was recently email by a friend a link to ‘wake up project’ and as I began reading through their site I was astounded at the simplicity of the concept! The Wake Up Project is a community of people celebrating kindness and wisdom in modern life. They are inspiring random acts of kindness through their…

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The power of Gratitude

One of the things that I believe is both one of the keys to true happiness and completly underated and underused in our society is gratitude! Image that each day you woke and asked the simple question of ‘what’s great about my life?’ This question alone would start to help you focus on the positves all around you.…

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Dealing with negative thoughts

I’ve been reading a lot about ACT lately, Acceptance and committment Therapy. I just wanted to share some nuggets of wisdom from Russ Harris. He talks about what to do with unhelpful thoughts and lists a bunch of questions that can support you in making postive decisions about where to focus your attention and how…

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Ethical shopping, are you thinking about what you buy?

I was completly floored recently when I looked at a website and found how few people consider the ethical consequences of their purchases. The site is donttradelives.com.au. The question was: When you are buying a product, do you stop and think whether it’s ethical or not? Here were the responses. 2% – Yes, all the time!…

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