How to find your passion and purpose in life


If you read this blog regularly it’s not going to be news to you that the main reason we all over-extend ourselves is because we can’t help but say yes to everything. Why? Because ‘everything’ is an opportunity and no one wants to let amazing opportunities go begging. Ultimately though, saying yes to everything just leads to resentment (because Continue Reading

A reminder to pause … and then keep going


This week I shared this remarkable post on my Facebook page. The author of the post got a semi-colon tattooed on her wrist in order to start useful conversations around depression (something which, for her, is an everyday reality), and also: “as a promise to myself that I would never willingly end my sentence.” As she notes: “A semi-colon is Continue Reading

Restoring career confidence after kids


Last week, on this post about rebuilding lost confidence, Julie left this comment: “I've been thinking of returning to the workforce after spending the past 6 1/2 years at home. However, I've lost confidence in whether I can still do the job I used to do before I had kids. Now I need to think about what I really want to do and whether I need to do Continue Reading

An unexamined life is …


An unexamined life is not worth living. But if all you’re doing is examining, are you really living? As a very introspective person, I will admit I walk this fine line a lot. The one between useful self-awareness and self-reflection … and flat out navel gazing. Which is why I found a couple of pieces in this last week quite interesting. The Continue Reading

How to chase your dreams responsibly


This is my second attempt at this post. The first time through I used the words ‘passion’ and ‘dream’ interchangeably, only to realise 800 words later they’re two completely different things. For example: Writing is a passion of mine. But my dream is to write books that change people's lives for the better. Running is another passion of Continue Reading