Resilience for wellbeing

My focus both professionally and personally is on Resilience at the moment. I have such a deep sense that at the heart of our emotional, mental and spiritual health sits resilience and our ability to navigate both our internal and external worlds with a level of equilibrium…

In the words of William James (a psychologist from the 1800s who also happened to be the brother of Henry James… so a fairly erudite family)
“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.”

Our somatic responses

I struggled initially to work out how I would in a corporate environment position the physical / somatic part my approach to Leadership – here’s the bizarre thing – whenever I bring it up, it’s like the light goes on for the person and they end up recounting tales of what happens to them when they’re anxious or under stress at work… the latest one was a young woman who experiences a fluttering sensation under her arms – for her a sure sign that she is anxious, worried and stressed… she has amazing self awareness and knows to take herself out of the situation if she can, winds her watch and waits until she comes back to a more balanced feeling….maybe it should be I somatically experience, therefore I am….

It’s launched…. Boot&Soul Camp 1 -3 June

The retreat feels like Curve of the World has come of age – it’s real, it’s out there and it’s a public statement about my passions… Mel and I are incredibly excited about the possibilities that Boot & Soul Camp may hold… and a huge THANK YOU to Michele for creating such a beautiful and whimsical piece to capture the essence…now all we need are 12 like-minded women to register….

An apple a day…

Given that I am now on a health kick with a personal trainer, pilates and the odd yoga practice.. as well as amazingly not feeding my chocolate addiction over the last three weeks… I thought it was fitting then to put a link up to Fruitme… a Sydney-based fruit box delivery company that a friend is involved with… with such a handsome front man I suspect delivery service will go through the roof…

No cold calling for me

We mostly play to our strengths which at times can be overstated… there are often more revelations in understanding or at the very least having some grasp on what derails you… in terms of marketing myself I have stayed firmly in my comfort zone which is not cold calling (the thought is enough to make me feel anxious)… I like nicely greased, warm and fuzzy introductions (Thank you to all those who have kindly opened doors for me)… However I do have a first… I wrote a brief email to someone that I was interested in meeting… and to my absolute delight and surprise I have a meeting scheduled for the end of March… and no I haven’t changed my fears on unsolicited calling…