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Does your mind ever hook you?

Does your mind ever hook you?

Does your mind ever hook you away from what you’re doing? If you’re human, the answer is most likely – yes (and often). Last week in my morning yoga class my mind did exactly that. It hijacked me and took me off on a journey I didn’t want to take.

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The protestors – my 2 cents worth…

The protestors – my 2 cents worth…

I can’t help thinking that resorting to violence in 2022 is a tad retrograde. Apologies to everyone who may not share my opinion. Perhaps I am being extremist comparing the protest here in NZ to what’s happening with Russia and Ukraine…or am I!?

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Letting your emotions rule

Letting your emotions rule

If your life is dominated by avoiding any situation that makes you anxious or numbing uncomfortable emotions (with alcohol or food or…), then you’re holding yourself back from reaching your full potential and you may end up living a very small life indeed.

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All I want for Christmas is – 1 second!

All I want for Christmas is – 1 second!

Wanting 1 second for Christmas may sound like an odd wish, but it can mean the difference between having a happy, loving, relaxing break or being arrested. Let me explain… It’s been another big year (understatement). Almost everyone I talk to is feeling exhausted and...

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Long lost graduation speech. Does it still have legs?

Long lost graduation speech. Does it still have legs?

A few years ago, I was chuffed to be asked to deliver a graduation speech. I recently stumbled upon it hidden in an old file and thought, hey, that still resonates with me, perhaps it will with others?

I’ve changed my career many times since I wrote it but at least I’ve lived my own message, although not always…

Here’s an abridged version. I hope you enjoy it.

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‘Busy’ lied to me!

‘Busy’ lied to me!

Being busy is often just another name for stress. Don’t wait until you’re heading for burnout. Anyone can add mindfulness into their day and the results can be completely life changing…

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Changing sick work cultures

Changing sick work cultures

Recently a couple of people have told me they’re feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and – in my opinion – headed straight for burnout. They want coaching, but refuse to ask for financial assistance from their employer. They don’t want anyone to know! Instead, they see...

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When busy is just spinning your wheels!

When busy is just spinning your wheels!

I was recently asked a gnarly question early on in a workshop about why we would want to slow down when being busy means getting so much more done. It really threw me and I didn't answer it well at the time. Since it's the crux of what I talk about and a key message I...

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