Are you tired of working in a place where you feel your best is not good enough?
Do you dread going into work every day because the environment leaves you feeling sick? Are you in a job you hate?
Are you feeling totally burnt out like you’ve been left on the career grill plate too long? A friend of mine found herself in one of these unfortunate positions, she chose to resign and is now contemplating life. She’s not alone. In fact, finding yourself in this predicament is unfortunately very common place.
So it was with some fervor that I summarized this particular conversation with my friend. The dilemma we mused was how to bring in enough (money), doing that thing you love without flogging yourself at the same time. Hmm, OK, where to start?
Continue reading How to become the artist of your life
How often do you hear the phrase ‘don’t sweat the small stuff”?
Most heard at a point where you are doing exactly that. And, why? Because all perspective has simply gone flying out the window. You’re juggling too much. You’re in overwhelm. You don’t know which bit to jump on and tackle next.
Small stuff all of a sudden got big.
Continue reading Become the quintessential space ninja!
To look at me is to look at anyone else.
I look like a typical 40 something with the confidence you would expect of someone who has been in her profession for 25 years. If you are talking with me, you would likely also make the assumption that I hold down a full time job. Like everyone else who looks and sounds a bit like me.
Except, I can’t.
I share my life with a chronic illness.
Continue reading How I found a way to work despite chronic illness
Pausing the brain’s pathways can reduce your stress.
What do you notice about your responses when you are stressed?
How much are they tinged with emotion vs rational commentary?
Notice how you might be short with people, impatient, blunt, perhaps angry?
We are built that way.
Continue reading 5 ways to reduce your stress response
How much of your day runs like a to-do list rather than one of pure enjoyment and fulfilment?
One day, 18 months ago, as I sat by a riverbank, I contemplated my health issues, my life and what my next steps were going to be.
Continue reading Are you running your life?
Listening to your body and making conscious lifestyle choices will lead you to a calmer existence.
Most of you know the merits of meditation and mindfulness. Enabling quiet pause, reflection and steadiness in the here and now. Allowing worrying thoughts to pass you on by in those precious moments. But what if you could somehow adopt these practices for more than the 10–20 mins you perhaps do it each day? What if you could do it more continuously? What might that look like?
Continue reading 8 ways to live with mindfulness
A deeply ingrained habit is to go fast — but let’s slow things down.
Ever since I can remember, Mum encouraged me to be independent and to get a good education. I’ve also had the role model of a father from a family of go getters, always achieving, always coming up with new ideas and incessant thinkers. Add to that being brought up in a fast world and out comes a very driven and constantly achieving young woman living life like it’s a race.
Continue reading How to stop living life like it’s a race