Merry Christmas

Written by admin on December 18, 2017

Josie’s Christmas message

Christmas is generally a time when loved ones come together to celebrate the spirit of connection, community and care.

This can also be a very lonely time for some.


Upon reflection, this year has been tough yet filled with many blessings for me: 

I had 6 months off to recuperate from another major surgery,
I gained clarity about the future direction of my business forward
My daughter completed third year at university
I presented in Washington DC at the international Coach Federation (ICF) conference

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5 Mindful Tips for Navigating The ‘Silly’ Season

Written by admin on December 2, 2017

Here are some tips to maintain your sanity and enjoy the festive season.

The holiday season is officially upon us. What this can mean is pressure, busyness and madness too.  Unfortunately then the joy, magic, and meaning of the season can be lost, often replaced by stress. 

As we enter the month of December, it is hard to ignore the almost instantaneous rush of frenetic energy that ensues as we near the close of the calendar year.

It is more than possible though

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Written by Josie Thomson on October 5, 2017

‘If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.’ – Wayne Dyer

Have you noticed that when you need to or want to make important changes in your life, there’s usually a ‘dip’ in momentum and motivation?

I know this ‘dip’ very well. It happens all the time when I’m seeking to transform aspects of my life. Change takes a lot of effort, focus, determination and pure grit!!!! It’s not easy, but it can be simpler

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This is the Answer you’ve been looking for

Written by Josie Thomson on July 31, 2017

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.


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Post Traumatic Growth

Written by Josie Thomson on June 24, 2017

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.

The old

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Rising from the Falls of Life

Written by Josie Thomson on May 18, 2017

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

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Change your thoughts and your life

Written by Josie Thomson on October 25, 2016


Some of our biggest problems often only exist in our head.

The primary cause of our unhappiness and sense of ‘defeat’ is never the current situation but our thoughts about it.


Happiness and success really comes down to two elements: the way we think and the way we act based upon our thoughts.

We become really quite remarkable when we start thinking that we can do great things, right now, without the need for anything more.

When we believe in ourselves, we embrace the

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Thrive and Shine

Written by Josie Thomson on October 25, 2016

If we want to thrive in life, we need to take a good hard look in the mirror and then take small, consistent steps to self-correct if necessary.


One trap I often see in my work is believing and insisting that life is simply too hard and too unfair. The truth is, it’s as easy to create positive habits as it is to create negative ones. It’s just a matter of how you spend your time.



You can spend your time doing

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Resilience: Let go and live life to the full

Written by Josie Thomson on October 25, 2016

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 of what we think our life is supposed to be like right now and sincerely appreciating it for everything that it is, and making the very best

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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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