Are you counting down yet?

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It’s four weeks until Christmas and, for many, summer holidays. Holidays are always something to look forward to, and we often derive much joy purely from the anticipation of the holiday. Sadly, research suggests that the glow from a holiday only lasts a couple of weeks, so you want to ensure you make the most of your […]

She Defined: How to build a self-care plan in 5 easy steps

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In this article for She Defined, Michelle explains why self-care is important and how these five easy steps can help build your self-care plan.  You are not alone if you feel like you are crawling to the finish line for the year. It’s been another big year filled with change, uncertainty, and unpredictable events. In […]

Flying Solo: Need to switch off over summer? Here’s 6 savvy ways to ensure you get the rest you need

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Thanks to Flying Solo for the opportunity for Michelle to provide her six savvy ways to ensure you get the rest you need over the summer break.  As we roll full steam ahead into the end of the year, many small business owners are looking forward to some much-needed R&R during the festive season. Workplace […]

psnews.com.au: Why being helpful can be unhelpful

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In this article for psnews.com.au, Michelle says most people feel good about helping others, but there can be limits to that good feeling if the pressures to help are continuous and overwhelming. Continue reading below. Pandas, polar bears, marine turtles and jaguars are a few of the animals that are solitary creatures. Humans are the opposite. We […]

When does striving go too far?

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We are often told to set Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals. To strive for the best. To get it right. To not make mistakes. In short, to be perfect. Perfection. It’s an interesting concept because what’s perfect depends on perspective. We also hold different opinions on the merits of striving for perfectionism. As a concept, it […]

Women’s Day: Restart your career

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Thanks to Women’s Day for the opportunity to provide my comments about how it’s now the perfect time to consider returning to the workforce. Whether you’ve been planning a return to the workforce after taking time out to look after family or you’re making a comeback for other reasons, restarting your career can feel like […]

Where do you source your best ideas?

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Sometimes ideas come quickly, and other times they can seem harder to find. Sometimes it can feel like there are too many ideas, and other times, not enough. At other times, ideas can feel like they have escaped you. In her book, Big Magic, writer, Elizabeth Gilbert, characterises ideas as having ‘consciousness’ and ‘will’. To her, […]

psnews.com.au: Taking a break in difficult times

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In yet another year of uncertainty, in this article in psnews.com.au, I encourage you to find your ‘circuit breaker’ to prevent a toxic build-up of stress and concern. In this year’s World Economic Forum Global Risks Report, most respondents were either worried or concerned when asked the question ‘How do you feel about the outlook for […]

Never enough? Contentment is the answer

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In Anthony De Mello’s beautiful book, The Song of the Bird, he tells the tale of the contented fisherman and a wealthy industrialist. The industrialist is horrified to find the fisherman lying beside his boat and not working. “Why aren’t you out fishing,” he asks. “Because I have caught enough fish for this day”, comes the reply. The […]

Leaderonomics: Six Steps to Avoiding Burnout

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Implement these strategies to prevent burnout. Thanks to Leaderonomics for publishing Michelle’s six strategies to avoid burnout. 2022 is well underway, and for many of us, it feels like we are starting the year with an emotional hangover. Two years of COVID induced uncertainty and lockdowns has left us feeling tired and drained. Even the […]