Category: Wiseness

Julia Gillard The Misogyny Speech

Never I have thought that a politician could be so brave, so direct and so on point. In 2012, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard gave a speech that directly addressed the issue of sexism and misogyny of political leaders in parliament. It caught world attention for her calling out the gender-bias and discriminative views displayed […]

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 […]

Keep The Channel Open Martha Graham

A Letter to Agnes De Mille from Martha Graham There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And If you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be […]

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 […]

o we spend so much time worrying about what we’re not good at? About trying to putty the cracks of weaknesses instead busting wide open our strengths?

When we know what our priorities are we have vision and purpose – the precursors to prosperity and well being.