What does finishing a PhD over 7 years REALLY teach you?

What does finishing a PhD over 7 years REALLY teach you?

After seven years, two babies, getting married, moving house twice and a whole host of travel and adventures along the way, I finally, FINALLY submitted my PhD. 

I’ve learned a few things along the way.

Some about forensic criminology, lawyers, DNA evidence. Some about how much I love to teach/lecture/work with students. Some about academic life.

But mostly about myself and the sort of life that I love and what is important to me.

This videos shares some of those lessons learned.

When is the EASY way, the BEST way?

When is the EASY way, the BEST way?

So knowing that you don't need to be great to start, but that you need to start to be great - how do we find what works best for us to move us forward? To overcome procrastination or something that we are passionate about, but a little frightened of?

This week's video is about my own experience with the path of least resistance and how that can often lead us on a magical adventure - one that we thought must have been 'harder' or more 'time consuming' or more 'treacherous' to start. Well - it doesn't have to be. Start where you are at. Start with what FEELS good and you are on the way to greatness. Take Elizabeth Gilbert's advice to Brene Brown and put it into your own life. Make it EASIER for yourself.

Awaken in 2017

Awaken in 2017

Want to kick off 2017 feeling full of energy - not just physically, but emotionally, spiritually and mentally? Then you need to connect with me for your 90 minutes 'awakening' session - a brand new offering where we work on your 'intentions' for 2017 (not 'goals') based on how you want to feel every day. This is not your average goal setting session and if you've ever been put off by 'goal setting' then this is definitely for you! For less than $100 AND two weeks email follow up and support from me, this is absolutely not a session to miss. You'll leave with inspiration, actions and momentum to live 2017 fully engaged and full of energy.  

How to reframe 'routine' into 'ritual'

How to reframe 'routine' into 'ritual'

It's often hard for you to find time for yourself - for rest, renewal and feeling connected to who you are and how you want to feel. Powerful rituals can be transformative and they can boost your energy levels, help manage anxiety and increase your productivity every day. But most of all, they help you feel amazing!! This week's video is all about changing the word 'routine' to 'ritual' and seeing how that can change the way you feel about what you do everyday.

Not just tidying: how decluttering can clear energy in your life

Not just tidying: how decluttering can clear energy in your life

Decluttering: it's not JUST about clearing physical space. It's about generating space energetically in our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual dimensions so that we can be fully engaged.

This video talks about the benefits of decluttering - and not just having your house and space looking tidy!

Change is coming. The re-birth of Ikigai Wellness.

Change is coming. The re-birth of Ikigai Wellness.

I'm not GREAT at change once I've made decisions and meticulously planned for their implementation.

Maybe it's the Virgo in me, maybe the Type A personality, maybe the extrovert side of my personality - I don't know.

Sleep, glorious sleep

Sleep, glorious sleep

Sleep was always one of my last priorities.

Sure, I loved it. Who doesn't? But every time I fell into bed I was instantly wishing I'd done it sooner, and every morning I would wake up wishing that I'd had more. Talk about sleep scarcity!