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Is it time for a mental detox?

When I was fourteen years old, I read a book called The Power of the Subconscious Mind by Dr Joseph Murphy. It propelled me on a journey of discovery about the mind and how it operates - something I have always been fascinated by. This is also how I started exploring...

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Coming out of hibernation

When animals hibernate, they do so to conserve their energy. And this winter I found myself in hibernation and contemplation. Earlier this year, I was pulled in many different directions. This left a sense of overwhlem by all the ‘duties' to attend to. As a mum,...

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Why lawyers need to make mistakes

One of the hallmark traits of a lawyer is their love of solving problems. It's a key part of our roles as lawyers. And we also have a fear of being wrong which stems from the fact that lawyers generally: have a high level of scepticism are mostly introverted have very...

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Pause. Reflect. Laugh.

There is a sense of extreme 'busyness' at the moment. It's hard to believe the first quarter of 2017 is almost upon us. So much to do. So much to read. So much to learn. So much work... And so little time. If you haven't completed all your CPD credits yet, you have 15...

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A free, ancient tool for reducing stress

“Smile, breathe, and go slowly” – Thich Nhat Hanh By now, you are most likely back at work after the holiday season. I bet your break is a distant memory. And you’re planning the next getaway because things are starting to ramp up again at work, and your to do list...

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Embrace 2017 with intention

“Our intention creates our reality” - Dr Wayne Dyer I love this time of year. There is an atmosphere of possibility, a clean slate and an opportunity for a fresh start. Many people I know set new year resolutions, but this is not a practice that has ever worked for...

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What you seek is seeking you – Rumi

As I reflect on 2016, I’m drawn back to some predictions made by a friend in February. My friend is a numerologist and advised that this year was a ‘9’ year. This meant that the year ahead was going to be a year of transformation and letting go. A year of completion,...

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You are enough

“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” - Maya Angelou   There were many things to enjoy at the Women in Law Awards, held in Melbourne on 27 October. The vibe in a room full of talented women lawyers and their supporters inspired me. What's...

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Relaxation is the antidote to exhaustion

“The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.” - Sydney J. Harris   About four months ago, I reached a level of exhaustion that I had never experienced before. Completely drained of energy and so tired that I was not able to function properly, I paid a...

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Know yourself

I love this quote by Aristotle, it really sets the tone for this post: 'Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom." As lawyers, we know how important it is to obtain an understanding of our clients and their businesses, in order to provide meaningful and...

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Confidence: it’s an inside job

"By affirming your own gifts & accomplishments, you build your confidence & increase your ability to build a brighter future." Debbie Ford At times, being a lawyer can be challenging. Being a young lawyer or law student, however, can be even more challenging,...

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"One day, you will wake up & there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted. Do it now."

- Paulo Coelho -