Leadership

Following on from the overwhelming responses from my last blog on the ABC of Self Care, I thought it apt to prepare ourselves for the holidays with the Art & Science of REST. We’ve heard a lot about the importance of getting enough good quality sleep, but what about rest? With the Festive Season at…

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Over the past 2 weeks, I’ve learned the ABC of Self Care and undertaken a major life overhaul. The catalyst for this change came when I was interviewing a remarkable young man for a podcast interview and whilst he was describing the 12 steps program of AA, I came to recognise that I had my…

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During times of great uncertainty and transition, stress can get the better of us. It’s during these times that we need to be most kind toward ourselves, so that we may in turn share that same tenderness and generosity with others. Below, I share ten tips to help you manage stress with mindfulness. Regardless of what causes your stress,…

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During this crazy time of unprecedented changes and significant uncertainty, it’s key to have some stress-reducing strategies available that work quickly and effectively to help you hit the ‘reset’ button, whether you’re back in the workplace or working from home. Here’s why: struggling with chronic worry or stress gets in the way of being able to effectively…

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As humans, we aspire to be independent and in relative control of our lives to lead a happy life. Suddenly, we find ourselves in today’s pandemic world, and our regular lifestyle is significantly interrupted, we can feel ‘out of control.’ Additionally, whether we realised it before or not, our global interdependence and connectedness is amplified…

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  Have you wondered why at the end of a busy day you sit alone and consider the question: Where is everybody? Is there anyone in my life that cares about me? Why do I feel so alone? Well, you’re not alone. In my role as coach, I hear this thought over and over every…

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Can you recall a time when you succeeded at something, when you overcame a challenge against the odds? This could be a time when you surprisingly excelled at something, or won a victory you didn’t expect to win. It could be overcoming your nervousness to stand in front of an audience to give a presentation.…

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The practice of steadying ourselves and our awareness is so we can create a buffer of perception between the events in our lives, and our responses to them. This allows us to learn they are ever-flowing and ever-changing. This can be a huge insight to many people. The knowledge that ‘this, too, shall pass’ is…

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Have you noticed how we avoid the void? We spend our days filling in every available moment, ticking off more tasks from our ever growing lists, responding to messages, checking online and social media sites and watching videos. Why are we so afraid of the ‘void’ or empty spaces in our lives? What we end…

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Deep down we know it’s okay to… Say “no” Speak up Tell the truth Believe and express differently Change our mind Prioritise our own needs Learn and grow from our mistakes Embrace our imperfections Cut ourselves some slack Forgive and seek forgiveness Begin again, wiser and stronger than before Yet, when life gets stressful and…

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