Changing careers means changing mindset

One invisible aspect of changing careers or re-designing your life is the daily battle you’re engaged in – with yourself! Does it get a little noisy in your head sometimes? There are so many fears and doubts associated with any change, and as with many things, we expect ourselves to be perfect – and if…

“What should I do about it?”

OR How to find your answer when you have no idea Some of my biggest decisions have been surprisingly easy to make. When I bought a one-way ticket and moved to Tokyo by myself. When I left secure jobs in pursuit of a passion or hunch. When I decided on a home-birth. These were all…

A question…

Today I sat in the park on my day off, no phone, no watch, no tablet, book or other distraction. I lay on the grass, under the shade of trees and thought nothing, noticing how blue the sky is and how the trees and leaves sway and rustle in the wind! I think I could…

Welcome to the neuromyth

Among the hustle and bustle of trying to get to the refreshment table at a recent neuroscience seminar, I overheard a remark: “We should consider designing learning interventions for the brain and not the learning style” As a Learning & Development (L&D) specialist I have a huge interest in the complex process of learning. Over…

Listen to your body

As I continue my learning journey, I am becoming increasingly struck by how statements such as ‘listen to your body’ would appear to be intuitively connected to neuroscience. Whether it is my age; a drive to enhance and improve the quality of work cultures; devise meaningful and well-being focused development opportunities, being a parent or just an increased mindfulness and awareness…

Learning from mistakes

How a mindful approach to mistakes can take away feelings of guilt and anger and actually help you learn from them. So, I am not a super-human meditator who lives her life without stress – stress happens to me everyday as I work part-time as a communications consultant and am also a mum to a…

Question for today…

Today was a busy day. I left home really early. Traffic was slow. I was a little late for an important meeting. I ate breakfast at 11:30. More meetings. I ate lunch at 15:30. Then time to work. When I finally got out of the building – I looked up, the sky was blue, the…

What do you need to let go of today?

Here are some tell-tale signs: 1. it’s a thought that has been irritating you for days 2. it’s been weighing you down 3. you talk about it with anyone that will listen 4. you’ve spent a considerable amount of time trying to make sense of it 5. it makes you want to withdraw 6. it…