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Clarity after my break

Clarity after my break

It has been a week since I arrived back in Sydney after three wonderful weeks of re-connecting with family and friends and island hopping in Asia. I had a fantastic time catching up with everyone. There were a number of pleasant surprises from the trip and an improved sense of clarity on many things.

I was happy to see friends who found and stuck to their purpose and passion succeed and do very well. I consider it an immense blessing to ...

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Words hurt or heal

Words hurt or heal

I consider it an immense blessing to continue to have friendships with people who played key roles in crucial points of my life’s journey. Just last week, I had the fantastic opportunity to have an exchange with a friend at university and a face-to- face catch up with a childhood friend who now lives in the USA and who I have not seen since 1987. They shared how the hurtful and judgmental words of two senior educators in positions of ...

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Things that people remember

Things that people remember

A few weeks ago, a loved one reached out to me with a concern about a potential title change at work. I asked her to reflect on what she considered important as a person. I could sense some anxiety on her part. I then asked my loved one if she remembered all my past titles at work and of course her answer was a resounding no.

Out of curiosity, I reached out to my mum and asked her if she remembered ...

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Consciously breaking away from insanity

Consciously breaking away from insanity

Today is the last day of summer. I look forward to one of my favourite seasons of the year – autumn! I find the change in colours amazing and observing trees’ falling leaves give me a sense of hope that the process of letting go will lead to a new lease on life when spring comes. Autumn reminds us of the need to let go in order to give birth to something new. I have been terribly busy at work ...

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Embracing imperfection to live more fully

Embracing imperfection to live more fully

I was a perfectionist. I wanted everything to be done perfectly well all the time and it has served me well because it delivered some great results and experiences. I did notice though that the drive for perfection caused me to be critical of myself and in most cases apply the same approach towards others and the world in general. It was not a very fun place to be because I was constantly on the lookout for things that were ...

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