A woman’s path to healing (and one of my all time favourite books) A woman’s path to healing (and one of my all time favourite books) A woman’s path to healing (and one of my all time favourite books)

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A woman’s path to healing (and one of my all time favourite books)

In her extraordinary book The Path of Practice: A Woman’s Book of Ayurvedic Healing, renowned teacher and healer Bri. Maya Tiwari take us on a journey through the feminine face of Ayurveda and its mind-body-spirit practices. Through sharing her own stories, and weaving them through her insightful teachings, she illuminates the ancient philosophy of the Vedas and how we can adapt them into our lives as modern women. “On the path of practice, we adopt the belief that disease happens from ...

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Five ways to get more energy (that you can start today)

Last week we started a conversation about energy. In a recent survey I did out to my community, hundreds of women told me that one of the main issues in their life is lack of energy. And let’s face, many women are just flat out exhausted. Yet we often don’t talk about it. We think we need to be all glossy and looking like we have all of our stuff together, and that doesn’t include talking about just how tired we really are. But the reality is that if you stop to have a real ...

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Five real reasons why you lack energy (and what to do about it)

Most of us want more energy. We want to feel more engaged, inspired and alive. Mostly, we just want to have the energy to get through everything on our plate, with some left over for the joyful things we want to do, not just to get through our long list of have to’s. But the reality is, that if you are like many women, energy is one of the things you are desperately in need of. You can feel tired even before you get out of bed in the morning. Even when you have had a decent sleep. And there ...

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The #1 myth that stops you from meditating

You’ve been told to meditate. It will be good for you, they say. It will help you quieten your monkey mind. It will bring you peace and calm and make you all zen inside. It will help you create more space in your life. You will grow to love it. All of that is true. And then they say this: All of your thoughts will disappear from your mind. Say what? This is when your BS antenna goes up. You tried to meditate once or twice. You sat in an awkward cross legged position on the floor. You set ...

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New Year Love Note #3: Commitment

Welcome to New Year Love Note #3. Hopefully you have checked out #1 on Surrender and #2 on Declare. This week I want to share some thoughts on Commitment. But not commitment to anyone else. Only to yourself. We can surrender and declare all we want, but if we don’t look after ourselves, and I mean really look after ourselves (not just pretend to), then it’s all for nothing. And as someone who has experienced the worst kind of burn out, you can trust me when I say that it’s a ...

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Feeling a little frazzled? This may help.

There’s been some pretty crazy energy floating around in recent weeks. Of course, there was the US election which sent many of us into emotional meltdown. It’s still a sensitive topic and will be for a long time to come. I tried to make sense of it in this piece on Women’s Agenda, which might help if you are still reeling. Then there was the full moon last week, with the moon being closest to earth since about 1948. As the ocean can shift our energy as easily as it shifts the ...

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Inside my 60 day cleanse…

Well I did it. The most important thing you have to do when you want to make a big change in your life: I decided.  This is no small thing. We all know what it’s like to try and change something – to stop smoking, curb your shopping habit, quit working so late, get off your devices, or the big one for a lot of us, to eat healthier and lose weight. Change is hard. In fact in most cases it can kind of suck. One of the reason our changes fail more often than they succeed is because ...

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Do you know your derailment factors? Part two.

Last week I published Do You Know Your Derailment Factors, Part One. I wrote this piece specifically for women and the issues that relate to them, but the article seemed to resonate with as many men as it did women. And it clearly hit a nerve because the post went a little bit viral, especially on LinkedIn where it had more than 40,000 views in just a few days. To recap, the first six derailments factors were as follows: 1. Not building effective relationships 2. Lack of leadership competence ...

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Staying calm when things are crazy

I always remind my clients who complain about being busy that ‘you’re busy with what you said yes to’, which can sometimes be met with a defensive response. I get it. Because I had to say it to myself over the past few weeks (and I didn’t like it much either). Between running a business which includes a thriving coaching practice, speaking engagements, amazing corporate clients, running leadership development programs, writing not one but two books concurrently, ...

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Where are your moments of joy?

I’ve been seeing a trend with some of my private clients lately, and with many of the women who write and share their stories with me. In a normal conversation between friends it’s sometimes hard to put your finger on, and it’s certainly not the first thing that comes to mind in a general discussion. But when I listen to the stories, and when I start to see the grey creep in and the colour seep out, this is the question I seem to be asking more than many others at the moment. ...

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Get the career you want without compromising your wellbeing

We hear all the time about the struggle women face in getting to the top in their careers. We know it can be a hard push, with long hours, the double shift, competing demands, and the bias that can exist in workplaces. And we know that many women are saying that it’s just all too hard, so they are sidelining themselves, starting their own businesses, or opting out all together. We need more women in leadership roles – but we also need specific strategies to help them get there other ...

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10 things to do if you’re feeling blue

Let’s face it, we all get a bit down sometimes. For some people it’s seasonal and they can’t seem to shake that sad feeling when it’s cold and dreary outside. For others, it can just hit them out of the blue, for no reason at all. I know what it’s like, I am not immune from it either. Rather than trying to ignore the feeling, repress it, or distract yourself from it with shopping, drinking or bingeing on cupcakes (yes, guilty), here are some self loving, kind and ...

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