5 ways mums can invest in their mental wellbeing.

As a member of the half of the human race that must work more, to earn less, it’s days like today that remind me we still have some way to go. Whether you agree with the way the stats are calculated or not, it is hard to deny that women still suffer a penalty in the workplace, just for, well, being women. What’s worse, is that when we shift our focus to Australian home life, we can see, not only one of the main underlying causes of the pay gap, but an even bigger gap in equity when it comes to domestic labour.

Is it time for a mid-year check-in?

The middle of the year could be the perfect time to set some new or updated intentions for your life. With the (blind?) optimism of the start of the year behind you, and the intensity of the end of the year in front of you, July could be the ideal month to tune in to your inner-realist and start making things happen.

8 ways to master micro-resilience.

When Hillary Clinton addressed the sell-out crowd at Sydney’s International Convention Centre Theatre last week, her story was one of resilience and perseverance. The one-time F.L.O.T.U.S., who experienced an unprecedented and unexpected loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election is in many ways the epitome of resilience and grace under pressure, and in this sense, a role model to many women…

Want to start thriving? Stop comparing.

So, was my answer a social media detox? Well, no – although it would have been a healthy thing to do nonetheless! My decision to let go of the temptation to compare was what really made the difference. Freeing myself from this soul-destroying habit, meant that I was still able to indulge in the benefits of social media, without feeling like I was failing in my most-important role, because of regular and unrealistic comparisons to others…

Worried about your career break? Take a big-picture perspective instead.

It’s hard to believe that a young woman leaving school today will have 17 different employers in her lifetime, and 5 different careers. And whilst 5 careers may not seem realistic to a woman in her mid-career today, a handful of career pursuits over a 52-year career is certainly feasible…

The funny thing about motivation and action. How to create your own upward spiral.

If you’re looking for more motivation, the most effective thing you can do todayis to take action. It doesn’t need to be big, grandiose, or spectacular. It just needs to be something. By temporarily suspending any automatic thinking that is preventing you from doing something, you can create the beginning of an upward spiral of motivation. Here’s how...  

How understanding your Guilt can help you to get a grip on it.

Guilt is uncomfortable, and Guilt is confronting, but when you look a little deeper into the science of Guilt, you start to appreciate that Guilt is far from the dishonourable and wasted emotion it is often referred to. And here’s the kicker; figuring out the guilt that teaches you, from the guilt that simply taunts you, is what makes all the difference.  

The two most common fears for women returning to work, and how to move past them.

When done well, these 3 steps help to shift your perceptions (read; reality) and to take action. And by feeling the fear, and doing it anyway, you’ll start to create more real life evidence that will further support you to reduce the power of your (old-no-longer-relevant) fear...

The 3 main occupations of a working mother and how uncovering meaning can help you to thrive.

When it comes to the 3 main occupations that working mothers participate in; Primary caregiver, CEO of the household, and Employee or Business Owner, finding meaning in those occupations contributes positively to our wellbeing…