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I’ve never been described like this before

I’ve never been described like this before

I have never been described like this before.In Friday's mental health and wellbeing workshop for small and family business owners, we did a quick reflection using symbols to look at the overall wellbeing of the business.It was a great day with some open conversations...

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

When I saw this it reminded me of a colleague who would very upset for me when ever this happened.They would always comment don't they know your full name is Belinda so it's B-E-L. It doesn't have a big impact on my world whether my name gets spelled correctly or not,...

Navigating stress overwhelm and the mental load 

Navigating stress overwhelm and the mental load 

There were many ah ha moments with a particular theme being highlighted yesterday in our navigating stress overwhelm and the mental load workshop.Are you the helper, the fixer, the problem solver, the busy person that everyone relies on, the doors always open type...

Lessons in Nepal

Lessons in Nepal

This first pic was not the image I was expecting on my trip to Nepal.I needed to go to discover something, and being in hospital was not in the plan.Nepal is an incredible place, chaos with gentleness, simplicity, layers with spirituality & experiences that are...

The Ball Pit of Life

The Ball Pit of Life

I love sharing the analogy of the ball pit of life to get participants to reflect on what they are carrying and their experience of holding lots of tasks, responsibilities, expectations and life.Fantastic to have engagement and interactive participation as part of the...

It got messy really quickly

It got messy really quickly

"It got messy really quickly." "It was really uncomfortable." "We all approached it in our own way." Often it creeps up on you and you don't notice until suddenly it takes over. That's how vicarious trauma can happen in caring roles. And it's important to be aware of...

Spinning Plates

Spinning Plates

"It was more about what I will not do. Take on less stuff." I love this response in the evaluations from our first masterclass as part of our partnership with the Office for Small and Family Business Mental Health and Wellbeing Program.Being a leader in business can...

I did something that is very unlike me

I did something that is very unlike me

I did something that is very unlike me, I was a bit nervous but somehow I knew it needed to happen.I had the instinct to shave my head – as a person who usually keeps things pretty standard this was a huge thing for me & felt unfamiliar..I wont lie there were some...

Breakthrough Tour

Breakthrough Tour

The stories of life are important and I love that we can have open dialogue about things such as whether mindfullness or mental health was a thing 'back in our day!'It makes me smile when I think about our travel to places like Walkers Flat. Plus fond memories came...

Finding the Colour Again

Finding the Colour Again

A participant was reluctant to continue in the process and I have often heard this in this exploration.'I cant put the black over it, I have been there before and don't want to go there again'They are not just talking about the paint going over the crayons drawn on...

Holiday Explorers Volunteer Training Day

Holiday Explorers Volunteer Training Day

We covered a lot of ground in two hours on the weekend at the Holiday Explorers volunteer training day including- the meaning and purpose in volunteering- Navigating challenges- finding new perspectives- self awareness around reactions, behaviours, emotions- being in...

International Women’s Day 2024

International Women’s Day 2024

Thankyou to iElectrical for inviting me to their IWD breakfast this morning. I could feel the sense of community, family and connection where they appreciate everyone that contributes to the organisation. Also donating to National Breast Cancer foundationThank you to...

25 Years of Leaders Institute of South Australia

25 Years of Leaders Institute of South Australia

A fabulous night celebrating 25 years of Leaders Institute of South Australia and Governors Leadership Foundation. Wonderful to connect with so many people leading the way (including these two incredible women) and hearing about the impact of the program....

Tammy Edwards shares her experience with Art Therapy

Tammy Edwards shares her experience with Art Therapy

An absolute pleasure to facilitate with Gary Edwards CSP - The Influence Coach yesterday at University of Adelaide.While I was there to add some of my perspectives and share some creative inquiry what I learned was invaluable too.It can often feel quite isolated being...

Learning can happen in so many ways

Learning can happen in so many ways

It was challenging to get participants to be quiet and come back for the next part of the process - in all the good ways.I loved sharing a creative process with very engaged room at the Australian Institute of Training & Development - AITD SA hub at the pub last...

Freethinking Compassion Revolution

Freethinking Compassion Revolution

I didn't know how this would end and had a few different ideas that I could use.I needn't have worried as the 101 of creative inquiry is to trust the process.How incredible to start 2024 with a multi layered exploration with Mary Freer and the FreerthinkingCompassion...

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