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  • Dec 06, 2017

    Quiet Your Inner Critic

    You are probably familiar with the words of my friend Marianne Williamson. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.”

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  • Nov 23, 2017

    What Dad Taught Me About Thanksgiving

    It’s Thanksgiving week, at least for all Americans, so I thought I’d pen a few thoughts on gratitude to mark this special holiday. My dad, who isn't an American but married my mum who is, taught me the most lessons I've ever learned about Thanksgiving.

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  • Nov 15, 2017

    Live From Purpose

    If you're reading this, chances are you're someone who wants to do well in your work and be paid well for it. But you also want more than that. You want to feel that it serves some purpose greater than a paycheck or a position.

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  • Oct 29, 2017

    Dealing with Emotional Vampires

    Over the years I’ve been asked to do interviews on a whole range of topics but it's at Halloween that the topic of emotional vampires tends to come up. It’s a little kitsch but the media love things like that! (I’ve shared an interview from

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  • Oct 19, 2017

    Who's In Your Tribe?

    Think about the people in your life who you can count on to encourage you to do more and be more than you may otherwise believe. Now just imagine if you had double that amount of people cheering you on and supporting your success? As

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  • Oct 05, 2017

    Overcome Negativity Bias

    My daughter Maddy has often reminded me of the time I was late for her pre-school dance recital. Admittedly I should have left home sooner and I should have factored in that the car park would be full. But I didn’t. By the time I

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  • Sep 15, 2017

    Suffering From 'Best-Self' Fatigue?

    Greetings from Palm Springs! I’m here to speak at the Anytime Fitness Conference where I’m surrounded by 2,000+ fitness professionals. It's an interesting experience that's required me to practice my own advice and "own my enoughness" because I've been feeling markedly not fit 'enough' among

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  • Aug 22, 2017

    Lower Your Mask, Let People In

    Two weeks ago, my family and I landed in the humid air of Singapore to begin another chapter (my husband Andrew has taken on a leadership role here in Asia). As exciting as it is to embark on a new adventure, it’s also been challenging.

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  • Jul 22, 2017

    Upgrade Your Mental Maps

    Over the last three weeks, I’ve been in Europe enjoying the highlights of Italy, France and hiking up and down the Alps on a 'Tour de Mt Blanc'. I’m not sure if it was brave or foolhardy, but last week we hired a van in

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  • Jul 10, 2017

    Handle Criticism Better

    “It is important to learn how to take criticism seriously but not personally.” ― Hillary Clinton It’s great advice. Yet if you’ve ever been criticized (and let’s face it, who hasn’t?), you’ll know that being told “not to take it personally” often does little to

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  • Jul 02, 2017

    Conquer Impostor Syndrome

    Leanne was recently promoted to head fashion buyer for an international clothing chain. When I rang to wish her congratulations, the first words out of her mouth were, “I’m just waiting for them to realize they made a mistake; that I don’t know near as

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  • Jun 21, 2017

    Embrace the Discomfort of Change

    This morning I woke up (on a mattress on the floor) surrounded by boxes. Lots of boxes. Between now and unpacking them in Singapore in August, I’ll be living from a suitcase at “no fixed address". As you might imagine, moving home and hemisphere comes

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  • Jun 15, 2017

    Let No One Play You Small

    While I wish it were different, there will always be people who seek to lift themselves up by pulling others down. They aren’t necessarily bad people – more often they are operating out of a deep-seated fear of their own inadequacy. Making others feel inferior,

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  • Jun 09, 2017

    Parent From Faith, Not Fear

    Last weekend I was back in Washington D.C. celebrating my son Lachlan’s high school graduation. I vividly remember the day I gave him a hug at Melbourne airport as he boarded his flight to travel across the world to pursue his passion for basketball and

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  • May 15, 2017

    Your Words Shape Your Reality

    “I can’t break up with him. I just can’t,” Sue told me, “It will just kill him.” “Sue I’m not a doctor but I’m pretty sure breaking off your engagement won’t kill him. It may be very upsetting for a while, but his heart will

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  • May 01, 2017

    Lean Into The Curves

    What does it take to make God laugh? Tell him your plans. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying. Well let’s just say that God has been having a good old chuckle at me over the last week because guess what? I’m moving to Singapore. And

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