A Simple Plan for The Holiday Season

Hi, I’m Josie Thomson. I’m a multi-award winning coach, mindset and resilience expert, author and 2 time cancer survivor. Today, I’ll share some ways for you to make a simple plan to maximise your own joy, and share the love too, over the holiday season. With the holidays just weeks away, some of our most…

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Appreciation – The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Do you ever feel like you’re on a treadmill, never really getting to your final destination and feeling like you’re expending a whole lot of effort and energy for what?! This month, I’ll show you how to drop the worrying and create greater appreciation for your efforts. Hi, I’m Josie Thomson. I’m a multi-award winning…

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How to survive Christmas with minimum stress

Is Christmas a time of year you look forward to or dread? This month you will learn ways of actually enjoying the ‘silly’ season without the stress. Here are some straight forward strategies for surviving Christmas with minimum stress. So, let’s get started. 1. Learn from the Season In the summer in the southern hemisphere,…

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Leading from the High Road Less Travelled

 Four Steps to Wise Leadership Have you ever wondered what makes a good leader – the type of leader that naturally elicits results, trust, respect and commitment? What does it take to be more than a transactional leader… to become a transformational leader? This book, to be published by Columbia University Press this September,…

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Real Well-being

 With the rapid pace of change and the use of technology reaching unprecedented levels, it’s not surprising that our own ‘systems’ – our brain and our body – aren’t quite keeping up, threatening our sense of real well-being. This month I explore what’s really going on and what you can do to better handle…

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The Wise Advocate: The Inner Voice of Strategic Leadership

 The Wise Advocate: The Inner Voice of Strategic Leadership That’s the title of my new book due for release in the coming months. It’s been a collaboration project since 2012 between myself, Dr Jeffrey M Schwartz, leading Neuroscientist on OCD and neuroplasticity at UCLA, and Art Kleiner, editor for s+b magazine. The book will…

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What is your story?

 Believe it or not, the stories or narratives you tell yourself changes what you see or think possible in life. When we enter an experience with a story about how we think life is, that determines how we focus our attention and becomes what we see, even when there’s plenty of evidence to the contrary.…

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Mental Resilience

It can happen to any of us: we don’t get done what we hoped to get done, then we feel stressed, distressed or guilty about it. It’s time to let that pattern go. It’s simply not helpful. We can build resilience around expectations, with a little mental training. And it may support and enable us…

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Our number one craving

Have you ever noticed a sense of incompleteness in your life? That there was something missing? I know I certainly have from time to time. What is our number one craving? You have most likely felt it too since adolescence, or at least since early childhood. It’s a feeling that something is wrong; that something…

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A Brutal Life Lesson to Freedom

“I don’t think anyone really like me. They like versions of me that I’ve presented to them … versions of me that they’ve created in their minds… versions of me with the characteristics they value and are easy to like. But that’s not who I am.  Not really. And this scares me. Who’s going to…

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