When Was the Last Time You Wrote Your Own Eulogy?

It might not be the first writing exercise that springs to mind, but writing your own eulogy is actually a valuable and worthwhile exercise. As Arianna Huffington explains in her book Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Sucess and Creating a...
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The Best Books on Personal Development and Creativity from This Year

As the year comes to a close, I want to share some of the best books on personal development and creativity I’ve read this year. Since “best” is subjective, I’ve defined it here by a) how engrossed I was while reading,...
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#90: How to Create a When Life Works List

In this week’s podcast, I’m sharing another coaching tool called the When Life Works list. This one is particularly timely as the hectic season can challenge our usual self-care routines, and a lot of us are thinking about the fresh start and...
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4 of the Best Planners for a Happy and Healthy Year

One of my favourite things about this time of year (except the secular parts of Christmas) is plannage! Over the years, I’ve experimented with finding the best planners for the job and, in this post, I want to share some of...
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Make 2016 Your Year is Here!

As the year draws to a close, you’re probably thinking about what you’d like to experience and create in your life during 2016. If so, you’ll love what I have to share with you today: Make 2016 Your Year is your toolkit for transforming 2016 into...
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The Powerful 3-Word Phrase That Makes Me a Better Person

Real-talk time: I have not loved 2015. If there was one word to sum up my experience of this year, it would be “relentless.” A lot of good stuff has happened, alongside a lot of challenging and not-so-good stuff. One...
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November Reads

It’s a new month, which means it’s time for more reading recommendations. My favourites from November were The Rational Optimist (an inspiring perspective on the modern world) and 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do (terrible title, but great content!).  ...
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How to Stay Optimistic When Bad Things Happen

As much as we don’t want them to, bad things happen in life and the world. Sometimes they happen in drips and drops; sometimes these bad things arrive in a crashing torrent. And amongst all the questions these bad things...
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Are You Joining Us for This Year’s Advent Calendar?

Now in its 5th year (!) the Becoming Who You Are Advent Calender is a community event that gives us space to review the year that has been and dream and scheme for the year to come. It’s an opportunity to add some...
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The Art of the Meaningful Apology

“Apologising with grace and class” is one of those Life 101 classes that would have been very useful in our younger years. We all do (or fail to do) things that warrant an apology at some point and, over time, how we go...
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