Self respect starts and ends with YOU!

Written by Josie Thomson on October 25, 2016

How does other people’s negativity impact you? We must learn to allow people to enjoy their own projections without taking them on as our own.

If we don’t value ourselves, look out for ourselves, and speak up for ourselves, then we’re sabotaging ourselves.

We do not have control over what others say and do; but we do have control over whether or not we allow them to say and do these things to us. And we also get to decide how (if

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Putting a spotlight on
your negative thinking.

Written by Josie Thomson on October 25, 2016

Let’s put a spot light on our own negative thinking.

Our mind is our sacred space. We can close the windows and darken our space, or we can open the windows and let light in. Light or dark? Bitter or better? It’s our choice.

The sun is always shining on some part of our life – but we may not be paying attention.

What do you typically think about? How far you’ve come, or how far you have to go? Your strengths, or

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Resilience: Let go and live life to the full

Written by Josie Thomson on October 25, 2016

One of the most rewarding and important moments in life is the moment you finally find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.

When we let go of how life ‘should’ be, we ignite the full potential of how life CAN be from this moment forward.

Happiness is ultimately about letting go of what we think our life is supposed to be like right now and sincerely appreciating it for everything that it is, and making the very best

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Cultivate Appreciation and Purpose

Written by Josie Thomson on October 14, 2016

As the year draws closer and closer to conclusion, I’d like to share five powerful questions that yield two wonder-full aspects of life: appreciation and purpose. First though, let’s focus on what they really mean.

Appreciation = thankful recognition.It’s seeing the positive in something or someone, and celebrating it. By doing this, we open our mind and hearts, give the gift of gratitude to the world, and open ourselves to receive more of what we want and enjoy. Our cups become

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Matt Hirst’s Mighty Steps to cure Brain Cancer

Written by Josie Thomson on October 5, 2016

In our busy daily lives it’s easy to miss the forrest for the trees and completely overlook some of the more obvious activities that can disproportionally affect our happiness levels. Luckily, we can go off more than just our intuition; there are lots of proven strategies that aim to create the right behavior that leads to a happier life.

One way to do this is to find meaning in your work.

Last week I spoke to a hospitality worker at a major

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Shiver Me Timbers, Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Written by Josie Thomson on September 22, 2016

Avast! Talk Like A Pirate Day 2016 for Childhood Cancer Support was a huge hit. Shiver me timbers! I really enjoyed being Master of Ceremonies.

A huge shout out and thanks to Cr Jonathon Sri, Cr Vicki Howard, Minister for Health Cameron Dick, TocH, Bus Queensland, Multispares, Queensland Maritime Museum, Xpresso, Tegan Doyle and Kasey, Leith James, Peebo & Dagwood, Qld Maritime Pantomime, Sarah Daviess , the many CCS and other volunteers, and all the mum’s and dads and kiddies who

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Change. Change. Change.
Turning Endings into New Beginnings

Written by Josie Thomson on August 12, 2016

Every end is also a beginning…

Q: What’s one of the best times for figuring out who you are and what you truly want?

A: Right after a chapter of your life comes to an end.

Just like changes of the seasons, we are constantly evolving and growing – becoming better or bitter by these changes that occur in our lives. The choice is ultimately ours.

The fact is every chapter in life comes to an end at some time.

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News from Old London Town

Written by Josie Thomson on July 19, 2016

News from Old London Town

Here’s a quick update… I’ve just completed a whirlwind trip to London and I had a blast!!!

I was in London to collaborate with my co-authors Art Kleiner and Dr Jeffrey M Schwartz, and here we are with Jonathan Trippett and David Lancefield regarding our impending leadership book due for publication in 2017. Lots of exciting ideas and what a magnificent place to explore our thinking.


I went to see the Sunken Cities exhibition at the British

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Sabbatical insights and musings for life

Written by Josie Thomson on July 2, 2016

After six-weeks away on my Egyptian sabbatical, it’s good to be back in Brisbane to my ‘home’ and children. I learned so much while I was ‘offline’. Whilst nothing much has changed on the ‘outside’, there have been some significant changes on the ‘inside’. These shifts are observable through my presence and my choices. Those who have met with me since returning have commented without me saying a word. I feel more grounded, present and peace-full.

Going on sabbatical with no

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What are we missing out on when we rush?

Written by Josie Thomson on June 20, 2016

There seems to be one speed with which the world is operating: RUSH. “Rush hour’ has become our way of life. We rush our food. We rush our conversations. We rush our leisure. We rush our intimacy. We rush our fitness. We rush our driving. We rush our work. We rush our time out. We even rush our rest. WTF?!

What effect is Rushing having on you?

I’m am especially reminded of this as deadlines approach like holiday time or the end

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