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  • Building Self-Compassion

    When you’re tough on yourself you may be inadvertently setting yourself up for failure. Think of it like this: if someone close to you is always telling you that you’re … Continue reading Building Self-Compassion

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  • Eating For Nourishment Or Comfort?

    Our relationship with food is complex. Instead of yet another failed diet, consider understanding this relationship and working with it.

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  • Mental Imagery Improves Performance & Health

    The idea of imagining what we want to occur is not new. We’ve all done this at some point. Some might call it daydreaming or wishing for something to happen. … Continue reading Mental Imagery Improves Performance & Health

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  • When You’re Too Stressed To Meditate

    We know that meditation helps relieve stress, but many people find that when they’re stressed they’re feeling too agitated to sit quietly. Luckily that’s not a problem because there are … Continue reading When You’re Too Stressed To Meditate

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  • Certainty In Uncertain Times

    We all like certainty.  Certainty that we have food on the table every day, certainty that we have a warm and safe place to live, that we have income, purpose, … Continue reading Certainty In Uncertain Times

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  • Reframing Memories

    I was less than five years old when I first underwent a general anaesthetic. I have a clear memory of the operating room, of being held in my doctor’s lap … Continue reading Reframing Memories

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  • Kindness vs Courage for Survival

    When I was in the third grade at school, my teacher finished the year with a brief poem. It went:  “Life is mainly froth & bubble, Two things stand like … Continue reading Kindness vs Courage for Survival

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  • Do You Ever Procrastinate?

    As long back as I can remember I’ve always had a mess-drawer or mess-cupboard in my home. It’s my procrastination area. When there’s some object or piece of paper that … Continue reading Do You Ever Procrastinate?

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  • You don’t have to sit to meditate

    This week I’d like to share with you a video I made about walking meditation. A walking meditation is useful when you may not have the patience, or feel too … Continue reading You don’t have to sit to meditate

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  • How To Be Smarter Than Your Smart Phone

    The other day I entered an elevator in a building in Sydney’s CBD and watched as everyone took out their smart phones and became engaged in the head-down position. As … Continue reading How To Be Smarter Than Your Smart Phone

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