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  • Jul 24, 2020

    Toxic Positivity: It’s Okay Not To Feel Okay

    “Don’t worry. Be happy.” It’s a catchy tune but it can be lousy advice.  In the midst of a tough time, being told to ‘focus on the bright side’ can just make you feel worse.  Sometimes life is difficult. Disappointing. Hard. Frightening. Sad. Heartbreaking even. Can good

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  • Jul 06, 2020

    Just take the next step: Lessons from climbing Kilimanjaro with my four kids

    Grit. The dictionary provides two definitions: Small loose particles of stone or sand.Courage and resolve, strength of character. Given how much our ‘courage and resolve’ is being tested right now, it’s fair to ask how we can cultivate more grit when every day feels like

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  • Apr 20, 2020

    Find Purpose In This Pandemic

    There’s nothing like a global pandemic to make one step back and rethink life. So while this crisis has tilted our world on its axis, leaving many feeling ungrounded and off-kilter, it’s not all bad. A lot bad, yes. But not all. My own recent

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  • Mar 24, 2020

    When Fear Runs High

    Last Friday my husband went to the doctor. He had a mild fever and occasional cough. In ordinary times, he would have just pushed through. But these are no ordinary times. He had flown into Singapore two days earlier from the United States where three

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  • Mar 05, 2020

    Fear Spreads Faster Than Coronavirus

    “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” said Franklin D. Roosevelt during his inauguration address in 1933. I agree… and disagree. Fear is the singular greatest barrier we must overcome to thrive and rise in our lives. However, fear also serves a

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  • Jan 20, 2020

    Strength In Adversity

    Let’s face it, sometimes life can throw us curve balls. Big ones. The devastating fires that continue to burn across large swathes of Australia are a case in point. For me, and for so many others. Two weeks ago, while visiting my parents in East

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  • Dec 17, 2019

    2020 Vision: Set Your Life Compass!

    Growing up on my parents' small dairy farm, the vision I had for my life extended little further than the back paddock. I knew there was a lot of world out there but it was just impossible to imagine all the possibilities it held.  Since

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  • Dec 06, 2019

    Be Brave In Your Conversations

    When I was in my twenties, I left what could have been a promising job (and career path) largely because I was too afraid to confront an issue that was weighing me down. It was all just too hard, too scary, too awkward. So I

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  • Sep 13, 2019

    Courage Amid Grief

    It’s often said that no parent should have to bury their child; it defies the natural order of life. Yet, to bury your own child after they have been brutally murdered by their own father inflicts a primal wound on the heart beyond what most

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  • Aug 08, 2019

    The Soul Of Money

    Growing up on a small dairy farm, one of seven kids, money was often scarce. I used to envy the city kids who’d visit our area each summer. If only my parents were rich like theirs’. If only I could have designer jeans. If only

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  • Jul 15, 2019

    Leading Change From The Inside Out

    In 1997 businessman Ted Turner stunned the audience at a United Nations gala dinner where he was receiving the Global Leadership Award. Without prior notice, he announced that he was donating $1 billion to the UN to help defray the effects of American arrears. It turned

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  • May 30, 2019

    Speak with Power, Poise & Impact

    Many people confide being more afraid of public speaking than they are of death. Which is a little disturbing as it essentially implies that if you were at a funeral, you’d prefer to be the person in the casket than the person giving the eulogy!

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  • May 09, 2019

    Who's In Your Tribe?

    Last weekend, women hailing from eleven countries – from Japan to Bulgaria, Israel to Argentina – joined me at my Live Brave Weekend. Being my first Live Brave Weekend outside Australia, I wasn’t sure how it would differ from the others.  It was on a

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  • Apr 15, 2019

    Unleash Your Power

    William James, considered the founding father of modern day psychology, once today his students at Harvard that most people live in a highly restricted circle of their fullest potential. He cited the number one reason as being a lack of faith in themselves. James observation

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  • Mar 19, 2019

    Train the Brave

    Have you ever looked back and wished you’d been braver? I certainly have. It’s one of the many reasons I do what I do because I know how very easy it is to let our fear and doubt call the shots – in our relationships,

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  • Feb 11, 2019

    Don’t Let Doubt Win

    In his wonderful book The War of Art, author Steven Pressfield talked about how we all have two lives. The one we are living and the one we might have lived had we overcome what he calls the ‘Resistance’ - his word for doubt-filled excuses

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