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Uncertainty

It seems to me that when it comes to the thoughts and feelings that we humans struggle with the most in our everyday lives that they are very often connected to indecision or uncertainty. It’s when we have a choice…

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“Your past cannot survive in your presence” – Eckhart Tolle

This quote by one of the fathers of the modern day mindfulness movement is very simple and yet incredibly powerful and holds many layers to it. To say that “the past cannot survive” alludes to the possibility that we can…

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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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What you can be…you must be!

I adapted this quote from Dr. Abraham Maslow who famously wrote: What a man can be, he must be. Dr. Maslow created Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs with food and shelter at the bottom of the human needs pyramid and at…

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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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“Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it” – Mark Twain

It may not at first glance seem to be all that important to your mental and spiritual well-being but as Darren Hayes so aptly says in the famous Savage Garden song “I believe that forgiveness is the key to your…

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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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