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Life Maven

Thoughts from 100 Blog Posts

Welcome to blog one hundred! I honestly didn’t think I would ever make it here. It has taken me over six years of off again, on again blogging to hit this milestone. That’s about one blog every three and a bit weeks. Wow, calculating that feels like I’ve posted way more than I realised. Maybe, […]

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Life Maven

Lessons in Controlling Change

Recently I’ve had a couple of conversations about change. In one I said, ‘I don’t know what I’m worried about, change is so constant for me, I’m used to this.’ Context: wondering whether I had capacity to take on something new with all the change happening in the next few months. In the second conversation, […]

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Career Maven

When job searching sucks

I was talking with a friend recently who has been job hunting on and off for a while now. She’s not hearing any response to her applications and generally pretty disheartened by the whole experience. We can all relate to that feeling.  It’s pretty rubbish when you’ve put lots of effort into writing a custom […]

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Career Maven

Thoughts on ‘Quiet Quitting’

You may have seen the ‘quiet quitting‘ convo happening in the media right now. If you haven’t, ‘quiet quitting‘ is supposedly when employees passively-aggressively refuse to work longer hours or outside of their designated responsibilities. i.e. that doing your job, is some kind of silent rebellion. Madness! I’m not alone in this but what I […]

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Life Maven

Reducing Mental Noise

One of our superpowers as women is our ability to think of ALL the things. Mentally keep track of multiple projects. Brain tabs open on what family members and colleagues are up to. Constant scheduling Tetris. Our brains, our mental capacity for organisation is phenomenal. The challenge with this is its noisy! It’s the lying […]

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Productivity Maven

Productivity As Self Care

Self care is such a buzzword. I feel like it’s overused to be almost meaningless. Yet here I am writing an article on the relationship between self care and productivity. Two things that don’t seem like they go together. Which is the point. When did doing things to take care of ourselves and live a […]

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Productivity Maven

Throwing Out the Habit Building Rulebook

Over the years I’ve written a lot about the tactics of habit building. Which is not that surprising considering my first introduction to the idea of self development was Tim Ferriss, the king of personal hacking. Underpinning those strategies is the idea that building habits is hard. You need a game plan because otherwise you’ll […]

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Life Maven

5 Easy Actions For A Powerful End Of Year

The end of 2019 is rapidly approaching and Instagram is flooded with posts about getting ready for the new decade. And while I agree with finishing strongly, this time of year is hectic enough without panicing that a whole decade will be ruined if we don’t prepare properly in the next two weeks. Instead of […]

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Life Maven

How to Uncover Your Dream Life

‘What do you want out of life?’ Ahhhhh… Sounds familiar? That is a loaded question. One of the biggest questions we can ask ourselves. But we don’t really think about it. We go through our day to day lives, reasonably content but with the feeling, things could be better. You’re listening to a podcast or […]

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Confidence Maven

Are You Accountable for your Life?

The last time you had a fight with someone, did you stop and ask yourself, what is my role in this? The last time you made a mistake at work, did you ask yourself, what could I have done better or differently? The last time you didn’t get the result you wanted, were you honest […]