Just a shameless plug…

I wish I could say I have been off holidaying in the Caribbean this past month, or sipping champagne in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, but unfortunately that would be a lie. I’ve simply been incredibly busy, and as there is going to be a bit of online chatter about this over the weekend, I thought it best to do a shameless plug about it. I promise, I’ll be quick!

Photo courtesy Pixabay.

Photo courtesy Pixabay.

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Move over Mick Fanning, I’ve got my own sharks to punch.

Last week I had the incredible honour to be named the COSBOA (Council of Small Business of Australia) Small Business Champion for 2015. This wasn’t for my success in small business (we all know how that turned out!) but rather for my ongoing efforts to try to highlight  the mental health needs of small business owners.

COSBOA and mental health (more…)

My panic attack: How I avoided it today.

Today was the first time in a long time that I felt I was not going to cope. I was sitting in a lecture theatre full of first year Biology students. Not just any old biology class (here is the heart, here is the liver etc) oh no, this is molecular biology.  It’s a compulsory subject. I am completely lost in every lecture.

 

decoding biology

The only way I cope in this class is by doing lots of self study out of hours, but I still struggle with it. I was particularly overwhelmed today because I felt behind on the previous week’s lectures so I knew I would be facing an avalanche of information. (more…)

Warning! Holding a grudge can give you amnesia.

Jessica Ainscough, a young Australian blogger died last week. This week, the little part of the internet I am connected to has exploded with posts and comments about the damage Jess has left behind. Jess called herself a “Wellness Warrior” and I always found her posts to be great reminders for me to tend to my own health – on all levels.

bloggers go crazy this week (more…)

Mindfulness: does a labotomy help?

I’ve had a tumultuous (love that word!) two weeks. The conflict has been with myself and I can happily report that it is resolved now. The path to inner peace, however, was a real gift that enabled me to learn a bit more about myself. What happens if mindfulness causes mind-unrest?

mindfulness has helped

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How thick is your skin?

It’s great to be back in the driver’s seat again. Thanks so much for your patience while I took some time out to attend to other business matters. I’ve had two profound realisations while I have been off doing other things – (1);  I’m getting older, (2); I’ve learned more in my life time than I had realised. In fact, I almost titled this post – “Thank God for Middle Age”.

aging is a gift (more…)

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