Happy 80th Birthday Mum

Happy 80th Birthday Mum

If 60 is the new 40, then I think 80 must be the new 60. My mother is busily working on her new book ‘Mums, Children and Mustard Gas‘ a history of the Blue Mountains during WW2. She started researching this topic five years ago and rarely have my sister or...
Looking back on another year as a Life Coach

Looking back on another year as a Life Coach

As 2012 comes to a close, I find myself browsing through my coaching notes of the many people I have been privileged to meet over the course of 2012. Some of the life experiences that have been shared with me over the last 12 months read like scripts from a sitcom....
Unthinkable Goals

Unthinkable Goals

The goal setting process that I’ve had most success with encourages setting goals that create balance and complete a cycle of give and take. Like most things in life, we must find a balance. You can’t give without taking, you shouldn’t take without giving in return....
Follow the herd again?

Follow the herd again?

Every year at about this time, people around the world are beginning to wind down for the end of one year in preparation for the next. At the strike of midnight on December 31st, millions around the world will party, they’ll laugh, get drunk, make love, get into...
My Memories of Bryce Courtenay

My Memories of Bryce Courtenay

Bryce Courtenay was a great influence in my early career. Like many others, I was saddened to hear of his passing this week. He will be remembered as an author who left a great body of work that we will continue to enjoy, but my memory of Bryce is from a different...
Just Another Birthday…

Just Another Birthday…

It used to be that I really looked forward to birthdays, but after half a century the magic seems to have faded away! No two days are ever the same for me, but as birthdays go, it was pretty ordinary. I got up and walked the dogs for a few kilometres, then returned...
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