No better present than your presence

Here’s a reminder that by just being present, you make each moment and each day more meaningful and special. Regardless of what this time of year means for you spiritually, emotionally or physically, it is a good time to take pause and think about what, and who, matters most to you (including yourself).  We all…

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Self respect starts and ends with YOU!

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…

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Putting a spotlight on
your negative thinking.

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…

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Resilience: Let go and live life to the full

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…

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Cultivate Appreciation and Purpose

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…

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Matt Hirst’s Mighty Steps to cure Brain Cancer

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…

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Shiver Me Timbers, Talk Like a Pirate Day!

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,…

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News from Old London Town

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…

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Sabbatical insights and musings for life

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…

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