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Reflection & Patterns

The One Reason you Should Commit to Taking Baby Steps

If you know me, you’ll know a favourite mantra of mine is that ‘baby steps add up’. I don’t tend to succeed if I try to go for big shifts. Some people get a sense of momentum from big changes. Personally, they exhaust me. So if you’ve tried the new year’s resolution, the big “right that’s it” moment and created a grand plan to change your life… and it hasn’t worked… Hi. You’re in the Read more…

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Reflection & Patterns

5 Myths Holding you Back from your True Success

Being a life designer and re-definer, I’ve come to learn that there are a lot of assumptions, stigmas and myths that stop people from actually making the changes that light them up. Since they block us from making progress on our meant-for-more journey or quest, I thought I’d go through them one at a time. Let’s talk about the reality behind the commonly-held-beliefs that become a constant noise. Each of these points could be their Read more…

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Empowerment & Seeking

6 Steps to Make Any Progress in the Right Direction

We spin our wheels for a few reasons, but the are some to things consider no matter the cause. We put so much pressure on ourselves, and that sense of ‘direction‘ can be so difficult to ‘tame’ or ‘fine-tune.’ Equally, we may feel clear in the path ahead, yet still find ourselves stuck on taking the actual next step. Here are a few things to consider when you’re spinning your wheels, not making progress:   Read more…

Emotions & Resilience

How to Improve Yourself Despite the Shame of Self-Help

If you’re anything like me, you’ve explored the realms of “self help” and “self development” because of that inner fire pulling at you to be more. One of the common difficulties we get caught up in is the assumptions, culture and stigma associated with self development. The shame and the secrecy that can sometimes hold us back.  This may look like avoiding the topic with friends, thinking of other activities to say when asked about any Read more…

Reflection & Patterns

How To Calm Down When Your Body Is Shaking & Your Mind Racing

We all experience anxiety and anger: it’s part of being human. However, sometimes this can take over. Often, it looks like shaking hands and a wobbly voice, heat flushing under our skin and racing thoughts we cannot control. It’s so uncomfortable, yet it comes naturally… I don’t need to explain why it’s important to manage this adrenaline response… whatever stress or difficulty you may face, we all want to feel capable and strong. And for Read more…

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Empowerment & Seeking

From Dreaming to Doing: The Tool Kit

Self-help books have always represented my most-used tools in my personal growth journey. Last year I read Brené Brown’s Braving the Wilderness, which appealed to my inner scholar without being too ‘academic’, as it were. In an interview about the book, Brené made a comment that really struck me. “If the only two tools that you have in our tool bag are shame or coddle, that’s a sorry-ass tool bag.” [25:20 into This Video with Marie Read more…

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Emotions & Resilience

20 Simple Ways to Manage your Inner Strength

Resilience is one of those buzz words going around. In essence, Resilience is our innate inner strength: that drive which keeps us from giving up on the things we truly want. And in the stress of our modern environment, we are tight for time and low on energy. Therefore, by the time we realise we need to change the way we’re coping, making a change feels too hard. Recognise that your Strength Exists Feeling resilient Read more…

Empowerment & Seeking

Why Tracking your Progress is a Crucial Life-Skill

Progress in anything suggests that one of the key indicators of successful progression is tracking. Especially when looking at the number of day planners aimed at productivity or the neuroscience of habit formation. Almost like an obvious secret, having information on how things are going and what isn’t working is crucial to making the correct tweaks in the path forward. And yet, we’re often blocked from unlocking that information. Perfectionism and the Fear of Failure I’ve Read more…