Stress Quiz

Is chronic stress affecting you?   Stress is a natural and positive part of life. In fact, the good stress is called ‘eustress’ and is what helps you meet deadlines, perform at your best and keep you alive. However, these stresses are meant to be very short-term...

DV and a community in pain.

In the time it took me to reverse out of my garage this morning, I was confronted with the news of the deaths of two Australian women as a result of domestic violence. I was so shocked and saddened and shed more than a tear or two.  You see, in less than 30 seconds, I...

Burnout’s a bitch!

Hindsight Hindsight is a marvellous thing, isn’t it?  When I look back to when I experienced a major burnout, the signs are so obvious….now.  Back then however, I just kept believing that “I’ll be right”, “I can handle it” and my all-time favourite, “OK I’ve got a few...

Have you ever had a panic attack? So have I.

Have you ever had a panic attack?  Can you remember having the first one?  Or your worst one??  Let me tell you about my experiences.   I always thought I was as tough as nails, after being tested many times.  Perhaps I was tested one too many times, however, when out...

The yin and yang of self-compassion.

Self-compassion isn’t all just about being kinder and gentler to yourself.  Sometimes, it’s about facing your fears and rising up and standing up and being true to yourself.  You see, there are two equal and opposing elements of self-compassion and each part is...

The story I’ve been too scared to tell…

…but after reading that six Australian women have been murdered this week, and after seeing so many brave women tell their story around the world, I figure it’s time.   Abusive relationships don’t start out being abusive – otherwise there wouldn’t be any! ...

Everybody needs a coach

Why do the most successful business people have coaches?  Why do elite sports stars have coaches?  Why do musicians, actors and writers have coaches?  Probably for the same reasons that you need one… …because sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees, or in the...