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Learning to be OK with discomfort compassion leadership mindfulness Jun 29, 2020

Learning to be OK with discomfort in ourselves and others is critical if we are going to listen, learn and make changes

Many of us have been following and active in the protests on #BlackLivesMatter and our own history of Indigenous deaths in custody.  

For those of us who benefit...

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Self-compassion, find your strength in relaxation and renewal coaching compassion leadership making change mindfulness Jun 16, 2020

It may feel like one hurdle after another right now – each one harder than the next.  Bushfires, funding applications, now Covid19.  The world is going through a climate, health and economic shakeup that was not on anyone’s radar 12 or even six months ago.

It is OK to feel...

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Lean in to your weak spots and make them your new best friends career development making change mindfulness Mar 16, 2020

I was talking to my husband about a job that would push me way outside my comfort zone. As I went back and forth on the pros and cons, and whether I actually had the skills and qualifications to do it he looked up from his iPad and said – “Oh just lean into your imposter...

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Collective Actions and Decisions: Making Change compassion leadership leading in crisis making change mindfulness Feb 24, 2020

We have been powerfully reminded this summer in Australia that our world is continually impacted by our collective actions and decisions, and yet it can feel on a day-to-day level that much is actually out of our control.   

However, we can make a difference if we really want to, in our...

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Why being “the best” could be your biggest hurdle to a successful working life career development making change mindfulness strategic change wellbeing work life balance Nov 13, 2019

Are you a high achiever, a leader in your sector, an award winner? 

Did you get constant high scores in class and now have glowing performance reviews?

Are you the one people think of when they need an expert?

And…. Do you also feel isolated, exhausted, and alone?

Kirsten Neff talks...

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Leading in a crisis leadership mindfulness Feb 10, 2014

Everything is easy when the stars line up. It's when things start to go wrong that leaders are challenged.

Whilst some enjoy the drama of the crisis, for many of us it can impact on our confidence, decision-making skills and wellbeing.

Unfortunately if you step up to a leadership role in your own...

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Sometimes we need to look after the little things compassion mindfulness wellbeing wilson Jan 31, 2014

Over the years my husband and I have adopted two rescue dogs, and I am sure in time, we will have more. I love these puppies but with one getting old there are moments that can break your heart.

Wilson*  is of indeterminate age and breed, best described as “a little black dog”....

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Taking a better course - why goals are only part of the picture of work-life balance compassion mindfulness wellbeing work life balance Jan 30, 2014

Yesterday I had a great plan for the day.

Get up early go to the gym * Walk dog * Meditate * Shower change breakfast * Coffee shop to finish of writing article * Follow up emails * Book car for rego check * Walk dog again * Shop for and cook dinner * Night out at theatre * Home bed.

Sounds good....

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In praise of SLOW mindfulness wellbeing work life balance Jan 27, 2014

I was clearing out my edifice of a bedside reading pile the other day, and I found a copy of In Praise of Slow by Carl Honoré.  The book was written about 10 years ago and my copy has spent at least two years waiting to be read.  I found it at a second hand book sale,...

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The new year is a fantastic time to clear out unwanted things from our lives. making change wellbeing Jan 23, 2014

The new year is a fantastic time to clear out unwanted things from our lives.

This can be physical space (our over-stuffed cupboards and drawers), habits that no longer serve us, commitments and obligations, and ways that we see ourselves and others.

I have taken this time to clear out my...

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WELCOME coaching making change Nov 24, 2013

Welcome to Albany Lane – a place for anyone interested in finding their own path through work and life.

I believe that we have an inherent ability to lead change in our lives, creating what we want and need, for ourselves and those around us.  The tools for change can come from many...

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