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Finding comfort through beauty

This week has been a bad one, full of grief and disappointment. But every time I look at this painting by my ten year old niece, Matilda, I’m reminded me that life is ever changing, nothing remains the same. This sadness won’t be with me forever. Feelings change and all I need to do is […]

Get out there

Get out there!

Steve Jobs was famous for his black and white comments and this one is no different. While I don’t entirely agree with him, I think he’s got a valid point. Job’s assertion that we just need diverse experiences to feed our inner muse piqued my interest for a number of reasons – the main one […]

Pain as a Gift

Pain as a Gift

The truth of quote from Alain De Botton resonates deeply with me. While none of us ever seek to be hurt, often the legacy of deep, personal pain is an increased sensitivity which makes us so much more appreciative of the beauty around us. I know after my sister’s death I thought I’d feel whole […]

When injustice seems unbearable

When injustice seems unbearable

Several months ago I was consumed with the blinding fury that accompanies any gross miscarriage of justice. A client had been sexually assaulted in public and her offender – who is far wealthier and better connected than she is – walked free. Even though eye witnesses and the police gave evidence on her behalf, the […]

Creative Result

Boredom + Tolerance = Creative Result

I was reading an article on boredom recently and it piqued my interest as it quoted a study and statistics on the number of people who would actually, voluntarily, give themselves minor electric shocks, rather than endure fifteen minutes of solitude, with no distractions. The resulting boredom was so much for one particular test subject […]

What does success look like to you

What does success look like to you?

My girlfriend has a conundrum. Her relationships with her husband, kids, family and friends are thriving.  She’s creatively fulfilled. She lives by the beach in northern QLD where she owns her own home and she’s literally a four minute walk from her parents who are needing her support as they age. She also has a […]

Time to say NO

Time to say NO!

“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything”. – Warren Buffet I only know of Buffet in his financial capacity as one of the world’s wealthiest men but I agree that being able to say no is also vital for our own personal health […]

Can you believe it?!

Can you believe it?!

I had to go to the GP for a referral last week. I’ve known my local doctor for years and we enjoy friendly banter each time I have an appointment. I expected no different this time around however as he entered the waiting room, which was full, he exclaimed “Oh God, you’ve cut your hair!” […]

hell no

Hell no!!!!

You know that feeling when you hit SEND on a confidential email and then realise it’s gone to the wrong person?? I’m embarrassed to admit it happened to me today and I’m still recovering. As the enormity of my error hit home, I felt that sickening feeling in the stomach, followed by a rush of […]

Are you ready to start being happy?

Are you ready to start being happy?

Famous psychologist, Abraham Maslow, believed the secret to happiness lay in reaching our full potential and that “in any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth, or step back into safety. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again”. I have never considered myself to […]

But is it worth it??

But is it worth it??

My girlfriend has a rock star job in one of Sydney’s largest agencies and, on the surface, her job looks like a dream come true – fantastic remunderation package, terrific team, great clients and a stunning corner office. BUT, her job also requires her to be ‘on’ at least twelve hourst a day. My girlfriend […]