The #1 myth that stops you from meditating The #1 myth that stops you from meditating The #1 myth that stops you from meditating

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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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Three ways to start creating balance

I have recently started writing a career advice column for Women’s Agenda, the online destination for professional women. It’s called Ask Megan and each Tuesday I answer a question someone has sent in (please send in questions to [email protected], I would love to answer them for you). It is week 5 and there have been questions on leadership, career management, boundaries and a lot of questions on the age old problem most of us deal with – balance. As I know this is ...

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5 simple ways to check in with yourself

It’s March already. Can you believe it? The years seem to be going by even faster these days, as someone commented to me the other day. It’s as true now as when Ferris Bueller said it when I was 16 – Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.  So how are you tracking? We are long past those New Year’s resolutions that seem to last about a heartbeat. But when you look at what you really set out to get done this ...

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If you only do one thing this weekend, do this

So it’s the start of the weekend and you are getting geared up for the next few days. Ok, some of you are already salivating at the thought of what’s ahead – a glass of wine, drinks with the girls, sport with your kids, dinner with friends, or maybe even some unfinished work. Then there all the things that simply must get done before Monday – the shopping, the washing, the ironing, running around, exercise, you name it, you may have it on your list this weekend. But ...

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