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Who are you to be A Life Coach?

January 4, 2021
When I tell people I meet that I’m a Life Coach one of the first frequently asked questions I get is (put simply); What gives you the authority to tell people how they should live their lives? And when someone doesn’t know what Life Coaching is all about, it’s absolutely a fair one. The assumption and belief held by those who ask this question is that the role of a Life Coach is to tell people how to correctly live life and that we (us Life Coaches)  believe we know it all. This couldn’t be further from the truth! The key principle that good Life Coaches understand is that there is no right or wrong.… Continue reading...
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The Godmother of Real Human Connection

November 25, 2019
As you’ll know if you’ve read the “About Me” section I am a huge Brené Brown fan. Brené’s research work on courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy shot into the mainstream after her infamous Ted Talk on The Power of Vulnerability. And this is how I had the fine fortune of discovering her too. She’s since done another Ted Talk on shame and she’s also the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and Dare to Lead. I recommend you read them ALL! Reading and watching the wisdom that comes from Godmother BB (as I affectionally refer to her) always leaves me feeling positive, powerful and much the wiser.… Continue reading...
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I am not your guru

November 25, 2019
TONY ROBBINS: I AM NOT YOUR GURU This feature documentary film gives access to internationally renowned life and business coach Tony Robbins, at his mammoth seminar “Date With Destiny,” attended by over 2,500 people in Boca Raton Florida. It powerfully and poignantly shows Tony’s masterful techniques and how they transform lives even when someone is at rock-bottom. Tony Robbins’ forthright uncompromising approach ensures that the attendees leave “Date With Destiny” with new perspective on the forces, thoughts, and feelings that motivate their behavior and help them take control of their lives to make the changes they need. Tony Robbins counsels over 200,000 people annually across the globe, including world leaders, pundits, entrepreneurs, CEOs, athletes and celebrities, through interviews and unprecedented access.… Continue reading...
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Sharpen the Saw

May 10, 2019
In Stephen R Covey’s self-improvement book titled The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People he lists “Sharpen the Saw” as one of the key habits. This means that to be effective, we must devote the time to renewing ourselves physically, spiritually, mentally, and socially. I know – it’s a challenge to find adequate time to ensure all spheres are moving along swimmingly  – yet Stephen stresses continuous renewal allows us to synergistically increase our ability to practice each effective habit. The habits are: Be Proactive Begin with the End in Mind Put First Things First Think Win-Win Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood Synergise Sharpen the Saw The seventh habit, Sharpen the Saw, is focused around renewal. … Continue reading...
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Sober Summer: Final Word

September 21, 2018
The final word When you make any decision you have to know why. And when you make a decision that breaks from convention or the norm, you have to understand that why inside and out. You have to know what you want to achieve and you have to be excited about getting there. You have to be curious and you have to want something more for yourself other than what you’ve been getting. Expect to scrutinise your personality, your decisions and what you stand for and what you want to stand for. Know whose opinion matters to you and whose doesn’t.… Continue reading...
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Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon

July 26, 2018
From Balmain I went with my bestie to her home in Berry – about two and a half hours from Sydney by car. Berry is like a town from a different era. It is so simple and wonderfully so. We hiked Fitzroy Falls, had wholesome country time, ate, drank super smoothies and were very merry. A week later I was back in the city gearing up for the Half Marathon. I knew my training had been far from optimal no thanks to my injury, but hey – I was here and I was going to give it my best shot. The night before the race I stayed at the QT, just a short walk from the start-line.… Continue reading...
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A stress-free afternoon with a cuppa Starbucks Teavana

October 20, 2016
According to most Brits there’s nothing that a good old cuppa can’t conquer. And we may do well to keep this in mind as survey after survey shows us city slickers are more stressed and depressed then ever. We have vast unbinding workloads and deal with daily over-doses of social media and online engagement. The result? We’re constantly connected and rarely in the natural life-enhancing clean air of the countryside alone with just our thoughts. So what to do? We need to switch off FAR more. We need to make time in our week for wholesome device-free down-time. Now that Autumn’s here the evenings are drawing in and daylight hours are becoming even more important to savour (a vitamin D supplement is also essential as most Brits become deficient in the winter months).… Continue reading...
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Quarter Life Health Project: The Gang

September 20, 2016
As the sun set on the first night of the Quarter Life Health Project in Benahavis, ten women in their twenties and thirties gathered with Kundalini yoga teacher Aimee Rai in a circle under the stars to share their stories. Aimee lead the way, sharing how her troubled past riddled with alcoholism, addiction, eating disorders, self harming, depression and severe anxiety had actually turned out to be the blessings which lead her to discover Kundalini yoga, the practise which helped her to gain a life full of balance, health, peace and purpose. Everyone had different motivations for attending the retreat. Some issues were severe and some were just small stumbling blocks which were inhibiting progression in certain areas.… Continue reading...
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Summer Activewear Wish List

August 24, 2016
“What you think you become, what you feel you attract, what you imagine you create.” For most things in life, when you look the part you’re more likely act the part. That’s good news when it comes to working out as the cooler your kit – the more motivated you’ll feel to pack power to that punch, speed to that sprint, pounds to those weights, balance to that bridge, zen to that meditation, etc. Happily, we’re spoilt for choice with so many bright and beautiful activewear brands around – how we transform into ‘beast mode’ is up to us! I wanted to share some of my current favourites from pinterest (please follow me if you don’t already) to help get you that extra bit motivated too.… Continue reading...
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Pre-workout Protein Power Shakes

May 3, 2016
For all those times when I’m  in a rush and want to hit the gym but need some fuel to give me the energy to have a great workout – shakes are my saving grace. They are super simple to make and absolutely delicious, especially with Bioglan’s Skinny Greens Vanilla protein powder which is made with pea protein meaning it’s suitable for any diet plus it’s easy to digest. Apart from being delicious, quick and easy to make, the beauty of shakes is that you don’t have to wait an hour or more to digest them – you can go and workout almost immediately after consumption and the protein also keeps you fuller for longer than if you just had a shake without the protein.… Continue reading...