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“I have more than enough time not to rush.”

Family Matthews travelled to Jindabyne last week set in the beautiful Australian snowy mountains which always seems to generate some writing inspiration… It was my first experience of a ‘workcation’ where I worked half days in the mornings and then had the afternoons to enjoy time exploring the area with the family. I found it […]

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The Power of Performance and Experience Goals

Last Sunday I participated in the Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10k running race on a beautiful winter’s day. It was a race of two halves for me and I thought I’d share my reflections in case they resonated with others. I had a performance goal for the race of sub 42 minutes and was excited […]

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When life gives you lemons….

I hope you are keeping safe and well during these unchartered times dear readers. It has been a while since I connected through this blog and it feels good to put the fingers to the keyboard and reconnect. I have been sharing some learning through LinkedIn articles if interested to check out including an ‘International […]

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Not ignoring your weaknesses and stepping into your courage zone

I’m a big believer in utilizing a strengths-based philosophy and have written about it previously (see Discovering and Utilising Your Strengths ). I have reflected however this should not mean ignoring your weaknesses if they are a crucial part of your goal. As an example, I ignored focusing on my swimming for a long time […]

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Women in leadership – a wicked problem and an immeasurable opportunity

A wicked problem can be described as having “innumerable causes, is tough to describe, and doesn’t have a right answer”. (Strategy as a wicked problem, HBR). I think this is a good description for the women in leadership conundrum with continuous waves of progress made and then setbacks. To this complex problem we need to continuously […]

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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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The ‘aha moment’- Five tips to increase your moments of insight

I have been fascinated with the ‘aha moment’ ever since learning about the coaching process whilst working in this space previously. How great’s that feeling you get when a flash of insight emerges and you get a breakthrough in your thinking?! I have wondered what happens in the brain when an insight occurs. In his […]

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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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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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