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Embarking 2017 with a Growth Mindset

I spent a lot of 2016 collaborating with an IECL client partner on their quest to embed a Growth Mindset across the Organisation in relation to managing performance. I then finished work for maternity leave in December and went to the Golden Door Health Retreat for a few days of R&R. Imagine my surprise when […]

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Starting a Side Hustle #thewagproject

With the start of a New Year comes opportunity and perhaps the pursuing of a passion in the form of a business venture. It is the era of the start up 🙂 Here’s a reflection on how my good friend Zoe and I followed a creative yearning and co-founded LaunchPad Media in 2016 to help […]

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Dani Mathers – a Case of Mistaken Identity and some Lessons Learned

One evening, just under a month ago I noticed a rampage of Twitter notifications. Wondering what tweet had led to so much attention I was shocked to suddenly see my notifications stream full of hateful messages including…. “you deserve to go to jail”, “you’re so plastic” and “you should be arrested”. Taking a mindful breath, […]

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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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Are you Getting into your Green Zone?

How much of your day do you feel that your body’s in stress versus recovery mode? Whilst we can have a guestimate ourselves, there is a way to take a more scientific approach via heart rate variability testing. I recently went through three days of this in the form of a Lifestyle assessment followed by […]

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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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Keep the main thing, the main thing

I was given this advice from another working mum when I returned back to work recently after maternity leave. Her wise words have stuck with me and provided inspiration for this blog. I reflected that the main thing for me at this time is focusing on relationships with others. Keeping perspective whilst back in the […]

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9 Lessons Learnt on Maternity Leave

As I transition back into the workforce I reflect on the past nine months of maternity leave. I have learnt so much from my precious time with baby Ethan and thought I’d share the stand out learnings that may inspire others. Lessons Learnt: #1 Accept and ask for help. Having grown up priding myself as […]

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Appreciation Versus Expectations: This Could Change Your Life

Whilst on holidays in Hawaii recently I read a quote on Instagram shared by Sunny Garcia by Tony Robbins: “Trade your expectations for appreciation and your whole world changes in an instant.” They say timing is everything and for me this really struck a chord. In Kona on the Big Island surrounded by the world’s […]

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Why I Set Myself a Mindfulness Schedule

After going through an 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) last year when I was pregnant I have struggled of late to integrate formal mindfulness practice into my routine. I can come up with all sorts of excuses of being a new mum, iron wife, pursing multiple projects etc., BUT instead I will […]

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