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  • Nov 25, 2020

    Trust That Life Is Working FOR You

    “Life doesn’t happen to you, it happens for you.” This was a chapter title in my book Brave.   It’s also a maxim I’ve had to remind myself of many times in recent years as my well laid plans have derailed and I’ve found myself

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dec 31, 2018

    Set Your Sights On A Brave New Year

    Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe a new year is upon us. I know for me, I feel like it was a minute ago that I was bidding farewell to 2017… and yet here we are… in 2019! As you know, I have a

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  • Nov 29, 2018

    Forge Your Own Path

    Let's face it, at some point in our lives, most of us find ourselves on a path we no longer want to continue upon. Sometimes it can feel like we've got no other options. That's rarely the case. More often we just can't see the options from

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  • Nov 08, 2018

    What Makes A Great Marriage

    I recall my parents 25th anniversary. I made the 4-hour drive ‘back home’ to celebrate it with them and my six siblings at a local restaurant. Growing up, our family rarely ate out so dinner at the Blue Moon Chinese restaurant reflected the significance of

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  • Oct 08, 2018

    Don’t Let Fear Rob Your Future

    Nearly two decades ago, Layne Beachley surfed her way into the history books, winning seven world championships, six of them back-to-back. The year of her first world title (1998) she won five events, including the famed ‘Triple Crown’ and earnt US$75,000 prize money – a

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  • Sep 24, 2018

    Success Through Service

    Flick through your newsfeed and you’ll find no shortage of articles and expert on advice on how to be more successful. How to position yourself to get the next rung up the ladder. How to build a better investment or property portfolio. How to find

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  • Aug 22, 2018

    Dare To Do More Than You Think You Can

    Firstly, thank you for your lovely notes in response to my recent article about visiting Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Of course, my message was about far more than how to help those who live there escape from the poverty they are born into. It

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  • Jul 31, 2018

    Kibera Slum - Be At Cause, Not Effect

    It’s hard to believe it has been two years since I stepped onto the ‘roof top of Africa’ – Mt Kilimanjaro - after a grueling 9-hour ascent with my husband and our four children. (Here’s the blog I wrote about 'summit day' soon after.) While our view

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  • Jul 30, 2018

    Handling Change When Plans Derail

    “Are you sitting down?” my husband asked down the phone line from across the world. As I braced myself, he delivered the news. His company needed/wanted/voluntold him to take up a role in Singapore. This was not our plan. Not even close. However, because my

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  • Jul 17, 2018

    What Makes You Feel Alive?

    Several years ago I decided to run my first Live Brave Weekend for women, and subsequently, other Live Brave programs for women and men.  The idea for them came after realizing that many people could benefit from a deeper, more transformative experience than my corporate

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