Category Mythbusting

The genius of action

I love to leap before I look. When I was 18, I hired my local community centre hall and started teaching yoga, which I’d fallen in love with precisely six months prior. (Seventeen years later, I’m now a senior qualified teacher working in yoga marketing.) When I was 22, I started working as a tour leader, leading groups of people through two countries that I’d never visited before. This job

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Freedom to choose your unhappiness

Freedom is the clarion call of people the world over. Freedom is often synonymous with travel, self-expression, and ease. We may well have grown up hearing our parents talk about education equaling choice equaling freedom equaling happiness. Happiness was implied, if not explicit. But there’s a major problem with this equation. Having the freedom to choose doesn’t lead to happiness, but may well lead to unhappiness. Choice and anxiety In

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The stress conversations and mental health stigma that let us down

I want to look at the conversations that let us down around mental health and stress. In Australia, there is still so much mental health stigma in how we talk about issues. Stress is seen as a badge of honour and mental health issues are seen as something to be afraid of. We need to change the conversation around mental health and wellness. The more people who want to change the

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Why is business feedback so damn tricky?

Ah business feedback. Take too much in and you can lose your way. Refuse to listen and you can find yourself lost in the very same wilderness. Ask for it then reject it, you can damage your relationships with people. Offer it without being asked and it will come back to haunt you time and time again. There’s no secret most of us struggle with business feedback, at least time

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It’s a great idea. What’s stopping you?

I’m pushing the foam around the top of a latte trying to seem enthusiastic. Here we are (again) talking about that great idea (again) that will be the same great idea we’ll be speaking about (again) next time. And I am trying to look interested. Really I am. But I have heard about this great idea for ages now and nothing but coffee conversations have ever eventuated. I am J

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If self help works, why are they still writing books?

Self help and I have never really been friends. About ten years ago, I read an absolutely delicious fiction called “Happiness (Trademark)”. An ordinary cynical dude is working in publishing. He’s got a massive crush on his imperfect colleague with red crayola lips and a sassy personality. His life is seriously changed one day when he signs a self-help writer who manages to solve everyone’s problems. You’d think he’d be

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