Words definitely matter! I woke up over the weekend and felt run-down, tired, and overwhelmed. Everything seemed too hard and I certainly wasn't jumping out of bed to get my weekend started... "I should mow the lawn" "I need to rest to recharge" "I hate spending my weekends doing all the jobs around the house" "I never get time to myself" Lying in bed I realised there were so many red flags running through my mind. I was telling myself I 'should', 'need', 'hate', and 'never'.
It's International Women's Day. What a great day to celebrate everything about women! I've spent many years in the corporate and consulting world dominated by men. I've worked in industries like construction, mining, and manufacturing where I've had to step up and prove that I was worthy enough to be listened to and respected. When consulting with businesses and working with Managers and Executive Teams, I would be drilled and questioned about my experience. I was treated
Woah, we are already pushing ahead into the new year! Boy, it's gone fast, hasn't it?! Some of us find the holidays peaceful, yet there are others who find it draining, busy and negative. It's not all roses and calm for everyone. The Christmas/New Year/Holiday season can trigger a lot of people to act and behave negatively based on their past experiences, and beliefs about themselves (or others). When we are triggered our minds love to run away with us, taking us down dark
Have you ever stood in a city and watched everything and everybody whiz by doing their thing? It’s exciting and captivating. The speed of everything happening around us is fun, sexy and hard to walk away from. It leaves us with a rush of energy and fills us with marvel. I love it, don’t you? The problem is, we are often living the fast life rather than actually living. So many of us are completely frazzled and out of sync with life and everything it has to offer. Time is
September the 10th is "R U OK?" day. Organisations are focusing on raising awareness around mental health and creating opportunities to connect and engage with each other, and to check-in if we are OK. I love this initiative, it helps us to talk about the importance of mental health. BUT, what if you are asked this question and you are NOT OK? It can often be hard to open up to others when things are tough. Many of us have had the belief installed in us (from a young age)