wellness Category

Too much Mastery = Burnout – Too much Pleasure = No Purpose

The title of this blog was inspired by a quote a friend shared with me during a recent catch up after realising she may have reached corporate burnout. We ended up having quite a deep discussion and I thought some of the learning may be useful to others. We discussed how we both had grown […]

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Training our minds

As a believer and a practitioner of training our minds as well as our bodies, I was curious to take a Vedic meditation course last week with Cathy Rolfe to deepen my practice and learn a new technique. Cathy comes from the corporate world, which appealed to me with the program described as ‘an easy […]

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Husky Classic Race Report

It’s been a week since I took on the Husky tri festival Classic distance triathlon (1km swim, 60km bike and 10km run), the longest distance completed since having our mini Matthews boys. A few mums asked me how I managed to fit in the training and whilst reflecting on the learning from the experience I […]

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Setting up 2019 for success

I hope everyone’s 2019 has started well. We’ve been enjoying family time in Jindabyne for a triathlon camp with the wonderful Energylink Coaching community. Some quiet moments in between training and hanging out with the boys has provided me with some reflection time to look back on 2018 and set some short and long term […]

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Be the change you want to see in the world

This blog entry shares a post I recently published on LinkedIn titled “Individual steps to help safeguard our planet for humanity’s future”. I thought this topic may be of interest to my personal blog followers on the important and timely topic of sustainability of our beautiful planet and individual steps we can take to make […]

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Compassion for a Cockroach

A few weeks ago I witnessed a beautiful encounter of compassion between our three year old Ethan, 20 month old Huw and a cockroach that I thought others may enjoy hearing. On Friday morning, Ethan and Huw had woken up and we were taking the usual walk down a few stairs into the lounge when […]

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Road to the Gold Coast World Triathlon Champs as a Mum

I recently represented team Australia in the ITU Age Group World Triathlon Championship Sprint distance event. I was happy to finish 37th in my age group in a time of 1hr16mins21sec. Having emigrated to Australia back in 2011 this is something I wouldn’t have pictured, not knowing how to swim freestyle when I first arrived. […]

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How are you managing your energy?

Today’s theme of energy management builds on the concept of identifying and balancing our different buckets which I’ve written about previously in “Getting real about trying to do it all – identifying and balancing out buckets” I’ve enjoyed a recovery day today after a busy few weeks (including the boys picking up conjunctivitis and headlice […]

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Getting real about trying to do it all: identifying and balancing our buckets

Last week was a big transition week for family Matthews – Owain’s six month parental leave finished, I started a new job and Huw officially started daycare after his transition program. During the few weeks leading up to this there were some big decisions for me and I was back to my decision making compass. […]

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Managing Technology Addiction for Well-being and Productivity 

Following my last blog ‘How do you want to remember this time?‘ I was thrilled that my mum started to use the Insight Timer app I recommended. We’re now connected and are meditation accountability buddies across the globe. My Gen Z friends Kya and Bri have started to use it too which makes me really […]

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