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The legal profession is highly competitive, and it starts before you even finish secondary school. You are competing against others to get high enough marks to enter university. Then you commence your undergraduate and there is pressure to do well. So much reading and...read more
Have you noticed that each time you speak with someone, a common phrase emerges in the conversation? One that can cause anxiety, overwhelm and a general sense of life being a little out of control? “I’m busy”. A confession: I’m guilty of this too…I’ve noticed this has...read more
I managed to squeeze in some fiction reading in the break between Christmas and new year. I wanted to catch up on some classics and one of the stories was a Leo Tolstoy piece - The Death of Ivan Illyich. If you have never read or heard of this, it’s quite a sad story...read more
As I write this post, I’m luxury camping in a tent, relaxing on a queen bed and looking out across a lush canopy of huge, ancient gum trees. The forest is circling the edge of a winding river. The exquisite sound of the Australian bush and its choraling birds are a...read more
I met a stranger recently, who was so generous with her time and advice. She offered so many tips, suggestions and connections. And while she shared with me, I found myself thinking... “What can I give her in return?” “Gosh, I’m not sure I will be able to repay her...read more
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
"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 -