As business and professional women, we aspire to be the best version of ourselves. We muddle along attempting to do some form of inner work, all the while desperately hanging onto a success mindset by a thread. We're picking up clues and techniques from here, there and everywhere while we're juggling the demands of our work, our family and our home life. We're often confronted with what seems like conflicting realities. How are we meant to have compassion and be forgiving whe
Like a reckless filly I bolted out into the world where I KNEW there were greener pastures awaiting me! At 18 years of age, as I left my family home, I soon discovered that I didn’t have a single thought that was truly my own! Happiness was set in my sights and I wasn’t settling for anything less. Immersing myself in a lifestyle that was vastly different from where I had come seemed the fastest way to find the joyful life that I longed for. Yet in 15 years of searching and st
How easy is it for you and I to pose in front of a camera to have our brand images taken? The mere thought of it can make you feel sick to the pit of your stomach. We’ve worked in the corporate or government sector and we’ve pretty much been able to conform to the stereotypical dress standards required there – skirts, blouse and heels. We didn't have to be creative and have a signature colour palette. We avoid going to the beach. We’re traumatized at the thought of fitting in
Just because you've always done it, that doesn't mean that it defines you. That this is your lot. This is who you are. When Stan arrived for his first session he told me he had noticed a ball of energy in his solar plexus region that restricts his breathing. He notices it each time he prepares for a clinic session with a client. “It’s getting worse.” (Stan is a newly graduated complementary health practitioner who is beginning to set up in Practice). Stan declared that he is
Procrastination - a feeling that depletes your motivation, drains your enthusiasm, and shuts down your ability to take useful action. It's your reaction to a feeling that is generated when your task connects with an old story that you're holding onto and you may not even be aware of it. The solution is to bring you back into alignment with your natural “drive to thrive”. Procrastination is a coping strategy to cope with a situation that is uncomfortable for you. It’s your for
Does procrastination have anything to do with being lazy? Research suggests no.
Yet so many people still think that they, or others, are being lazy when they find themselves procrastinating. “I am so lazy! I can’t understand why I am lazy. I don’t want to be lazy. It really distresses me! I’ve tried to do something about it but I just keep procrastinating!” This client, who has raised a family of children on her own, who has meticulously cared for her home and garden, who w