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Lifestyle, Learning and Laughter: Making 2018 the Year of You 

I recently attended a one day workshop called ‘The Year of You’ facilitated by dynamic duo Janine Garner and Kieran Flanagan. The event appeared at the perfect time for me, having recently made the big decision to build my LaunchPad Media Business around Ethan and Huw and not return to IECL where I had been […]

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How I Made A Very Big Decision (and how you can too)

Originally published on Huff Post I’ve recently made a few big life decisions that have left me reflecting on the decision making process. One decision involved a change in career direction which I will focus on for the purpose of this post. This decision (to focus on building my own business instead of returning to […]

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10 Things I Learnt from the Daring and Disruptive Lisa Messenger

For the last few years I have admired Lisa Messenger’s entrepreneurial spirit, being an avid reader of the Collective Magazine and her books. When an opportunity emerged to hear her speak through my friend Bel and a Flight Centre Business Travel ‘Women in Business’ event I was very excited. Lisa certainly didn’t disappoint with an […]

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Living the wisdom of the Tao: Not overfilling your cup

Whilst away on a recent girls weekend (plus baby Huw) in the quiet countryside I looked in the bookshelf to find a short read and discovered ‘Living the Wisdom of the Tao‘ by Dr Wayne W Dyer. I hadn’t come across this work before, which shares wise words of the Tao Te Ching, a collection […]

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Learning from Gen Z

After much media attention has been given to Generation Y, Generation Z are now the youngest generation in the workforce. Whilst I don’t like to generalise, I do think the different time periods we grow up in can shape our behaviour. Understanding this can help us relate to each other more and for businesses to […]

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Life is Full of New Beginnings 

Family Matthews have recently returned from a few weeks overseas visiting family and friends in the U.K. and Cyprus.  Approximately 33,000kms traveled across 7 locations with a 2 year and 4 month old! When we finally got home we took a moment to cheers with a beer!  It was very nostalgic to be back after […]

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A New Earth – How to Drop the Ego and Create a Better Life

I’ve just finished reading ‘A New Earth’ by spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle and I have to say it’s one of the most thought provoking books I’ve ever read. Maybe this was due to its timing spanning pre and post birth of our recent family addition baby Huw? As discussed with a friend recently, I found […]

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Finding your Flow

In my last post I shared some learning from a Golden Door Health Retreat ‘Fostering a Growth Mindset’ seminar. Here I reflect on a subsequent seminar by David Bott from the Institute of Positive Education looking at the state of flow. Steven Kotler (co-founder of the Flow Genome Project), describes flow as an ‘optimal state of […]

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Finding The Perfect Imbalance

Great to collaborate with a fellow passionate working mum Claire de Carteret on this article exploring finding the perfect imbalance. As two busy working mums often on the go, let’s start by exploring what balance or imbalance means / looks like for you? Claire: Balance is the symbol of calm and control. A perfect symmetry of harmony […]

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What makes a good life?

I’ve been feeling quite reflective lately after the passing of a couple of well-loved people in my network. This post seemed timely to revisit, which I started drafting after watching a TED talk on ‘What makes a good life?’ (referred by a friend). It follows on nicely from my last post ‘Keep the main thing, […]

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