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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...read more
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,...read more
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...read more
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...read more
From time to time we will share videos and TED talks from The Light Lawyer watchlist. We love Breathing happiness by Emma Seppälä at TEDxSacramento. Click the video to add to your watchlist...read more
“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...read more
“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...read more
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,...read more
“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...read more
“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...read more
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...read more
"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,...read more