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NEW ZEALAND - CIRCA 2003: A stamp printed in New Zealand dedicated to The Lord of the Rings shows Gollum circa 2003

How can you stop your inner Gollum sabotaging you?

Has impulsively rushing into something ever bitten you on the butt, making you wish you’d pressed the pause button and evaluated the consequences first? Have you ever arrived late for an important interview? Are you dreaming of financial freedom while your credit card is melting from over use? Have you ever devoted yourself to the destruction of your liver by testing what you learned in chemistry class? Have you argued … Read on...

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Guidance key business concept with a lighthouse beacon tower shinning a guiding light shaped as a key hole on a stormy dark background sky as a symbol of hope and finding solutions.

Do you have these 9 Leadership qualities?

Three weeks into my latest Stress Management course and the feeling of wonder never diminishes. What a privilege to be a partner in the transformational process—all those “storm-battered boats” reclaiming their lives and becoming lighthouses of leadership—for themselves, their families, employees, colleagues, co-workers and communities.

Are you allowing stress to kidnap your neo-cortex?

Do you know why chaos, accidents or ill health follow you like dog shit on your shoe? … Read on...

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The ONLY New Year’s Resolution you need!

I woke up this morning bubbling over with positive anticipation about a new year dawning. Like a kid with a new Christmas present how can I play with the opportunities I have during the next twelve months, I wondered? How can I turn them into a happy, healthy and rewarding future?

So I thought I’d take a look at the news headlines to see what the rest of the world … Read on...

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10 Questions for a stress free year ahead

In the space of a week I’ve seen normally competent, well balanced friends hurtling like out of control skiers into a vortex of stress. I’ve had outwardly successful clients descending into serious ill health from mental and emotional overload and colleagues with stratospheric blood pressure, who are consumed by anger at pretty much everything.

What is it about this time of year that seems to press the fast forward button … Read on...

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25 ways resilience can save your life

I’m hearing a lot of stories lately from clients who are stuck in jobs they hate. For some it’s work that’s beneath their qualifications and aspirations, boring, dead-end, or poorly paid. For others it’s being confined each day in a toxic corporate culture or with bosses or colleagues from hell. For others it’s shortage of resources, the distance they have to travel, awkward business hours or job insecurity.

Then there … Read on...

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How to mentor your most important team member in 5 minutes

A new client I saw this week triggered the theme for this post. She prefaced her extraordinary story with I hope you don’t think I’m a mad woman. So I was expecting someone who might fit this physical, mental and emotional profile – at least in part.

The person who emerged during the course of our first session was in fact the complete reverse—resilient, competent, brutally honest, and articulate. She … Read on...

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