Is exercise something ‘other people’ do?

Use Your Mind to Get Your Butt Moving – 3 Exercise Motivation Tips I have wanted to write a blog for some time now, but have procrastinated. There was always something else to do which managed to take priority and at the time appeared more important. What I was really doing was making excuses. Is that how it is for …

How do you react to bad news?

A close family member was given some unpleasant news about their health a couple of months ago. From the moment he was given the news, the perception of his whole life changed. He stopped attending the local club because he didn’t want people constantly asking him how he was. He stopped his daily walks and even stopped his daily ritual …

Get out of your comfort zone

Have you ever wondered what you could achieve if you allowed yourself to be stretched outside your comfort zone? Have you ever wondered what you are really capable of? You are only limited with what you believe is possible! We have all heard this before and it almost sounds like a cliché but it is so true. When we allow …

Ditch the gold: Competition is it’s own reward

As I am watching the Olympics I can’t help but be surprised that so many athletes are so disappointed at themselves for getting a Silver medal instead of Gold! I understand that they have made countless sacrifices to get to that very moment. They have endured hundreds of hours of pain, they have missed out on key family moments and …

If you don’t smoke… you don’t belong

That was the culture of my High School in the 80’s. It was the type of school where the senior Girls toilet was strictly used for smoking and not for the intention it was built for. There were ashtrays lining the bench for our use and if a new girl came to the school and attempted to use the toilet …

Through tragedy we become stronger

It was widely reported that New York became a warm and friendly city following the devastation of the 9/11 attacks. New Yorkers banded together and knew that more than ever they needed to support each other. Melbourne formed in solidarity on Sunday when 20,000 people marched along Sydney Road for a peace march following the tragic events of the previous …

Can’t control your life, but can control your reaction

For a short time on Sunday the universe seemed to be conspiring against me. Was it an evil plan to take me out of my fabulous state? I had just presented my Fast Track to Fabulous weekend workshop which was a truly uplifting and fabulous event. A little later that evening my state was not so fabulous. I had 3 …

Like it or hate it: Big Brother can teach us something

My interest in reality TV as a “social experiment” started in 1992 when ‘Sylvania Waters’ aired on the ABC. My inner voyeur couldn’t get enough of watching how people communicate and interact. I was fascinated by the triggers and motivations that these people exhibited whilst going about their daily life. Can a reality TV show really be a microcosm of …

The Love Book

Last weekend was our 12th Wedding Anniversary. My husband (Jon) & I have agreed that rather than spending money on gifts, we spoil ourselves by enjoying a couple of days away from home in a nice hotel or B&B and that’s what we have been doing every year. We love this system as we get a chance to spoil each …

Are you responsible?

I had the privilege of sitting next to a lovely gentleman at a Business Network Breakfast this morning. Not long after exchanging the usual niceties we started talking about his life. A number of years earlier he had come to conclusion that he had not been a good father to his son. He decided to take ownership for his actions …