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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 more,...

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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 visit...

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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, partly...

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What I learnt at TEDx Sydney 2016, including spooning!

For those who are not familiar with TED, it’s a non-profit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short and powerful talks (see ted.com). There are independently organised TED events around the globe, including an annual one in Sydney which I attended last...

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Balance & transience: Lessons from Japan

I recently attended a leadership retreat in Kyoto and was fortunate to have been there during the peak cherry blossom season. Witnessing the transient beauty of these magnificent trees whilst they were in full bloom was spectacular. Lessons on leadership were...

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‘Sleep is the best meditation’

'Sleep is the best meditation.' His Holiness the Dalai Lama I used to be guilty of taking my laptop to bed, trying to use every spare minute I had to answer a few more emails, or finalise some drafting. Many times I have fallen asleep with my laptop still on, and then...

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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 -