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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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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Are we really too busy?

Written by Josie Thomson on May 17, 2016

Warning: I’m going to rant…nicely!

I visited a very dear friend of mine who is now 78yo in the UK prior to going to Egypt last month. He lives alone in a small 2 room apartment. All his favourite personal belongings surround him in an attempt to keep his memories intact. I am one of very few people he still remembers. I love John very much – I met him at a coaching conference over a decade ago and then ended

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The 7 Keys to Your Happiness and Success

Written by admin on April 2, 2016

I’ve often wondered what the distinction between happiness and success really is. I recall a few years back I was interviewed for Cosmo magazine on this very topic. The insight for me, and what I’ve grown to appreciate is that happiness is an INside job – success is what we do in our ‘outer’ world.

Over the years, my own quest for happiness and fulfilment lead me to where I am today – living a joy-filled life where I get to

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2016: Make it a year of no regrets

Written by admin on February 17, 2016

What would you dare to do, BE or say if you knew you would be fully supported to succeed?

Every morning I greet the day with a ‘thank you’. You see, in 1991 I was diagnosed with cancer for the first time, and given 6 months to live. It’s moments like that which can awaken a renewed sense of aliveness in us all – a calling to truly take hold of life with both hands and live it fully. Well, that’s

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A very special Christmas message from my heart to yours…

Written by Josie Thomson on December 10, 2015

 

Yes, it’s that time of year again! Christmas! And as we wind-down the year that’s been, we still have an enormous amount to do and we can often lose sight of what the Christmas and festive season is all about.

So, here it is: inspired by a meme I saw on Facebook recently; instead of giving you another TO-DO list (which I’m sure you have plenty of already), what I’m going to suggest and talk about here is a TO-BE list. Sound

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Free Your Mind With Mindfulness

Written by Josie Thomson on November 3, 2015

Are Bad Habits and Unhealthy Thinking Taking Control Of Your Life? Try Mindfulness…

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Have you ever been on a train that is stationary at the platform and felt as though you were already moving because the train next to you started to pull away? That is how we often experience our thinking.

The reality is that we are just human beings having thoughts in a relatively still world, but those thoughts can create the illusion that we are being swept

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Simple Mindfulness Exercises

Written by Josie Thomson on November 2, 2015

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Meditation is an exercise in mindfulness. Despite what you may think, it doesn’t need to be hard and won’t require you to fit something else into your already busy schedule.

If you can take between 4-16 minutes* each day to sit and meditate or be guided through a relaxing visualisation then I would absolutely recommend that you do that, but if you can’t, or simply don’t want to, then you can still experience the benefits of mindfulness while you go

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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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