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.
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.
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
Busyness!Busyness is an illness.Think about it: ‘I’m busy.’ How often is that your excuse?
It used to be my excuse every single day. My schedule used to leave me zero time for unplanned presence and awareness.
And I was proud of my busyness. I wore it like a badge. It gave me an illusion of importance or significance to justify my existence.
In a way, I wanted to highlight how tough I had it. I wanted everyone to know how juggling the
The way you think, feel and act can be controlled by your brain.
So can you change your brain? The actual way your brain works and controls you?
According to Josie Thomson and Dr Jeffrey Schwartz, the answer is yes.
Dr Jeffrey Schwartz & I were privileged to be interviewed by Steve Austin from ABC Radio yesterday. If you missed it, you can listen to it on Soundcloud using the embedded player below.
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I was honoured to present alongside some of the world’s foremost experts in their fields including Professor Michael Merzenich, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, B. Alan Wallace, and Richard Gill OAM at the recent Mind & Its Potential Conference in Sydney.
My presentation was raw, real and from the heart. And it’s now available for you to watch here:
Josie Thomson – Mind & Its Potential Conference 2014Keynote: ‘The Art of Bouncing Back’
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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