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Mindfulness with Technology

In a world where every fabric of our lives can be represented, advised, misinformed, or enticed by technology, it takes courage to live from grounded, self-influenced decisions and actions instead. Technology is a fabulous tool. It can also be a destructive one. It connects you to worlds you may have never known of otherwise while…

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Moments Like These

The winter sunshine nurtures my soul as I sit barefooted in my backyard. Living in the sub-tropics means that winter is actually glorious. There is no humidity to exhaust us, no sunscreen necessary for the unrelenting heat of summer. Instead, the nights are cool for snuggling and the days, warm enough for only one layer…

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Five Ways to Create a Miracle

At some point in everyone’s life, there comes a time when a miracle would come in handy. Everyone is stretched beyond his or her comfort zone. Every person is offered lessons to break free from his or her conditioned beliefs. Life wants you to stop wasting your energy and creating unnecessary suffering for yourself by…

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Books I Love

A very common email we receive at my office is for book recommendations. I’ve read thousands of books so far, but have also developed a love of simplicity and lack of clutter way along the way. So there came a time when I realised that holding onto books was clutter too, as much as I…

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Five Things I Have Learned Since Five Regrets

It is now five years since my book, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, was published internationally. So with a theme of five, here are five things I’ve learned since Five Regrets: five things I have lived by and that I share with you in detail in my newest memoir, Bloom. 1. Courage is the greatest tool for…

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Seven Ways To Create Space

Space. Having it, creating it, and acknowledging it are essential for our wellbeing: Space to be and to live without demands for a pocket of time. Space can actually be the glue that holds us together. It is where the magic happens, when we let go of doing and actually give ourselves space to breathe.…

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Motherhood

With mother’s day being this weekend in Australia (and in some other parts of the world), I write to celebrate mothers worldwide. This photo represents a part of my own experience of motherhood. There is also my role as a mother myself now, to my beautiful young daughter, Elena. But this photo represents the generations…

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Enjoy Life

None of us are immune from witnessing change in our own lives or in the lives of others. Change is constant. We make it easiest on ourselves by accepting that fact. Our ability in letting go of the need for control, giving up the insistence that things have to be a certain way, is a…

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What Is The Best Thing That Can Happen?

Every one experiences challenges. Every one experiences opportunities for growth. Every one faces fears. And every one can receive rewards for the courage of facing those fears. But, not every one is ready or open to receive those rewards. Just as there can be a limit on how much suffering you can tolerate, there can…

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My Favourite Insights, So Far

When I think back to who I was, from who I am now, I am sometimes amazed that I could actually exist carrying so much emotional pain. I also existed in that state for a very long time, until it became too much to bear. There are many good things I have carried forward from…

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