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“Life is hard” – M. Scott Peck

In these, the very opening lines of one of the most classic books ever written on psychology, life and spiritual growth called The Road Less Travelled, M. Scott Peck rephrases Buddha and goes on to explain that by its very…

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My life is perfect. The End.

I would love to say my life is perfect. I would love to say I earn all the money I could ever want or need. I would love to say that I have a wonderful life partner by my side…

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Rest if you must, but don’t you quit!

As we near the end of 2018 a lot of people are feeling tired and fatigued. I certainly count myself in that group given what’s been accomplished this year but also the highs and lows as well as the incredible…

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Where I am doesn’t have to change in order for my emotional journey to begin…

Many of my clients find themselves “stuck” in a place that they don’t want to be in life. That “place” could be a mental or emotional place (like anxiety or depression) or an actual place – like a job they…

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Once more but with compassion!

A short article about learning to have self compassion when we keep falling down and realising that it is all part of learning and growth.

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Sometimes life can throw you curve-balls!

Just after running the Sydney – City to Surf 14km run about two weeks ago, I got sick with quite a bad head cold. Now, in the 8 months that I have been keeping up what some would call a…

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Your Ego is not your Friend

I was out for my morning run yesterday and experienced something which brought this whole issue of the ego front and center for me and so I thought I would share it with you. I had already run about 7…

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Certainty vs Trust

It would seem to me that we human beings have some dichotomies (opposites) that we really struggle with. Some examples are pain vs pleasure, love vs hate, joy vs sadness. However, there is one that is less obvious and which…

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Failure cannot cope with persistence.

Commitment to any given activity is a must for the successful person. You should give yourself 100 percent towards any particular task or activity you are engaged in. Whether it’s work, a hobby, or being with friends. You must concentrate…

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If you don’t have a few good people around you…go and find them!

One of the most critical protective factors which is very well known to help people who are struggling with life is the amount of social support and connection they have in their lives. Or to put it another way, the amount and quality of relationships that they have to others is very important to emotional resiliency in all of our lives.

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