Category: Wiseness

The Leap Stories

Today I shared a green juice with one of the leap takers featured in The Leap Stories series. Within five minutes of starting our catchup, she was in tears. Because she’s walking away from a business she leapt to create with her energy, creativity, money and love, to take another leap and relocate overseas for […]

Oh, I have a confession to make. Last night after a day of emailing, blogging, posting, commenting, reaching out and connecting, I went home and had a bit of melt down. I was frustrated at not getting traction on a project, feeling overwhelmed with client work and generally feeling ‘not enough’. It seemed like not […]

Tina Roth Eisenberg

Tina Roth Eisenberg, the creative powerhouse behind SwissMiss, Tattly, Creative Mornings, TeuxDeux to-do app, and Studio Mates did a killer presentation at 99u Conference in New York recently on being a creative entrepreneur who gets stuff done. She explains how having kids made her more creative, how owning your superpower is essential, how she made […]

Simon Sinek

I’m a great fan of Simon Sinek and his Start with Why movement. I’m also a huge 99u groupie. So when I discovered this video of Simon speaking at the 99u conference, I just had to watch… and share. My biggest takeaway: authenticity matters – it’s how we build trust and create meaning. Enjoy. Simon […]

I’m one of those people that can quite quickly dissolve into tears in intense situations, or when I’m moved deeply – either through sadness, frustration, stress or appreciating beauty (aka watching contemporary pieces on So You Think You Can Dance) or feeling deep connection and appreciation. I often wish I had better control of myself, […]

Last year (2012) was a particularly tricky one for me, where I found myself completely in over my head on nearly every front – a major project at work, a challenging economic environment, health issues (my own and my family), loss of loved ones, a partner recovering from a broken leg and kids just being […]

Q: How can you distinguish between the fear that arises from self doubt and insecurity and the fear that may arise from potentially acting against your “authentic self” and pursuing something that might not be what you want? A: All I can say is that there are no guarantees. I don’t know the answer to […]

I’ve only just found the time to listen to Tim Minchin’s University of Western Australia address at his acceptance of an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters. It’s simply too good and too true not share, and archive here. Enjoy. Read the address on Tim’s site here or below. “In darker days, I did a […]

Treat yourself to a few moments to take in a poem by the wonderful Mary Oliver. It was included in the Big Hearted Business conference phamphlet and left such an impression, I had to include it here. Enjoy.

I love my best friends. I only want the best for them. I want to help them when they’re struggling. Talk them through issues. Give them space and refuge. Treat them. Show them they are loved. Then I decided (with the help of a dear friend) to do this for myself. So when I found […]