This is the Answer you’ve been looking for

Written by Josie Thomson on July 31, 2017

So many people set off in search for answers in their life. Some will consult ‘experts’, some will seek advice from friends, and many will travel far and wide to ‘find themselves’. And there are others who do something a little different.

As many of you know, I have just returned from a two week sojourn in Cambodia. I celebrated a milestone birthday in April and decided it would be a good idea to explore a destination from my bucket list.

Just

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Post Traumatic Growth

Written by Josie Thomson on June 24, 2017

My experience of the past two months leads me to write about a tough subject we’d rather avoid. Trauma such as the loss of a loved one or the diagnosis of serious illness can test us to our very limits – trust me, I know this first hand as I’m certain many of you do too. While it can shatter life as we know it, it may be comforting to know that something more positive may also be happening.

The old

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Rising from the Falls of Life

Written by Josie Thomson on May 18, 2017

Just in this past two weeks I have known tragedy and loss, fraud and disappointment, shame and isolation, depression and despair, aloneness and regret, pain and defeat, sadness and grief. In spite of and despite all this, I have also known kindness and generosity of spirit, compassion and humility, love and care, encouragement and hope. 

Life is a rich and complex tapestry of experiences. It’s not about how hard or how many times we fall, it’s about how we rise and

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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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You’re more resilient than you think

Written by Josie Thomson on May 26, 2016

Over the weekend a friend sent me a link to Delta Goodrem’s new song ‘Dear Life’ – if you haven’t listened to you it, I recommend it to you. She said it reminded her of me. To me it’s like an open letter to life, reflecting on the path and reminding us that there are deeper truths and lessons to our experiences.

Recovering from cranial surgery.

It opens with ‘life will change you….to find what’s real.’ Isn’t that what

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8 Telltale Signs You’re NOT In Control Of Your Brain

Written by Josie Thomson on November 1, 2015

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Are you living your life on autopilot never pausing to consider who’s in charge of your thoughts? Do you sometimes wonder why you react the way you do to things that happen around or to you? Well the good news is that it’s not you… it’s just your brain! Or more specifically, it’s the thinking errors that your brain has hardwired over the course of your life. 

And the even better news? You can change the way you

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Lost Your Mojo? Here’s 10 Ways To Get It Back

Written by Josie Thomson on February 18, 2015

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How much stress are you carrying around right now?

Do you feel burdened by life’s unpredictable circumstances or your own emotional concerns?

Where’s your mojo and zest for life?

Regaining your mojo and becoming happier starts with letting go of worry and stress.  I learned this the hard way in my own journey through facing life-threatening cancer (twice), overcoming the loss of loved ones, and walking away from a career in corporate Australia to follow my heart to be

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My Top 5 Tips For Surviving The Festive Season

Written by Josie Thomson on November 24, 2014

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It’s that time of year again you know, the time to be joyful and jolly.  Yes it’s Christmas time! The most wonderful time of the year… Right? But is it really??

It is meant to be a time of joy and celebration. The opportunity to be around loved ones to celebrate such a revered and blessed occasion. But sadly, the festive season doesn’t normally play out this way. 

To help you maintain your sanity this festive season, I’ve compiled my

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Josie Wins Prestigious Gold Stevie Award

Written by Josie Thomson on October 13, 2014

Two-time cancer survivor, Josie Thomson, has lived her life staring down the people and things that said, “no you can’t”.

“It’s resilience that determines who succeeds and who fails” said Josie Thomson, Local Business woman and Single Mother of two.

A leadership trailblazer, Josie combines fifteen years of corporate experience with over a decade of coaching and consulting to corporate executives, entrepreneurs, business owners and community leaders.

“Josie has displayed exemplary true grit and is living proof that more than education, more than

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Resilience: The Art of Bouncing Back

Written by Josie Thomson on September 1, 2014

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It is not what happens to you that defines you, it’s how you respond that counts!

 

Just like death and taxes, stress and adversity are inevitabilities of life. Every single person will (at one stage or another) be faced with some sort of hardship that they must overcome. Yet it seems there are so many of us that are so ill-equipped to deal with them. 

Why? And what is it? What is that one thing that determines how well someone

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