I’ve been driven by my desire to lead, to help others and leave my mark for as long as I can remember. And do you know what? Credit where credit’s due – I am beyond proud of how far I’ve come. Right now my day job sees me lead a highly successful team of bright and eager minds, and my side hustle (aka: the Real Program) has set my soul on fire.Read More
Carly Neave is living proof that a leap into the unknown truly does pay off. Turns out it was there from a very young age, that yearning for something more, and Carly just knew she wanted to live with purpose. But it was more than that too, she wanted to make a positive contribution to the lives of others – something I can so easily relate to.Read More
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with money-wrangling whiz and downright inspiring human Chelsea Murphy from Cash Full Stop, a financial planning business with a focus on simple, effective cash flow management education, about all things money, career and purpose.
It’s a topic that’s so dear to my heart, because I truly believe when we have our core values and our financial values aligned, there’s no stopping us.Read More
It’s not always easy to discern intuition from the constant reasoning and rationalising that goes on when trying to make a decision. Many of us have been hard-wired to ignore our intuitive powers in favour of logic or reason, making decisions based on other’s expectations, or those we place on ourselves. And while paying our bills is important, if we can learn to amplify our intuition, I believe we can create a life that not only provides security, but is grounded in purpose and passion.Read More
I don’t know who first spoke those words… but I love every single letter. It so perfectly captures everything I want to shout from the rooftops and seamlessly ties in with my message to ACT, as this week we deep dive into the letter ‘A’ of R.E.A.L.
I can’t stress enough how important it is to have a self-care routine in place. The way we start and end our day has SO much power. It directly affects our mindset, our health and wellbeing, as well as our productivity. But a life-changing morning routine doesn’t just happen, especially if you’re a busy mum. It must be designed and planned for. And the truth of the matter is, if you don’t start your day with intention, you’re living in survival mode – and take it from someone who knows, that’s not a great place to be.Read More
To say my world changed that day is an understatement. I felt sick. A deep pang of horror, disgust and heartbreak took hold deep in my gut and I can’t shake it. How did I get it so wrong? Not only do I feel incredibly naive, but mortified that all those years ago I was there, in the thick of it, and did nothing. I knew nothing. Because what I thought I knew back then was an entire fabrication, a form of modern day slavery hidden from sight that continues to this day.
But I’m going to help stop it.
Let’s be clear – burnout, exhaustion and hormonal disharmony are not normal. It’s not normal for women everywhere to be experiencing PMS, period pain, endometriosis, PCOS, adrenal fatigue, sympathetic nervous system dominance, depression, anxiety, insomnia and more. So why are we accepting it?Read More
There have been times I’ve literally gone hungry rather than stop what I’m doing to eat. In that moment, even prepping a dry piece of toast or biting an apple seems like a time-wasting experience. It’s usually when I’m helping the kids (#witchinghour) and have a set amount of time to get through post-daycare play time, dinner, bath, quiet time, stories and bed. The fellow mamas among us will be hearing me loud and clear – this time of day is next-level hustle and we end up grabbing that last piece of garlic bread/chicken nugget/carrot stick off the kids’ plates and calling it quits.Read More
I love reading, being surrounded by books wondering what wise words I’ll soak up next. Do I need a dose of fiction to transport me to another place? Maybe some inspiration via an autobiography from someone I admire? Or perhaps a recipe book that fuels my body, and my mind?
If this sounds like you, here’s some inspiration for your reading list… enjoy!Read More
He’s been stumbling around for a few months now – nervously pulling himself up on the nearest chair, table, fellow human – knees wobbling, eyes focused, mouth smiling. But two weeks ago my Tom, my youngest boy, finally found firm ground and took off walking for the first time.Read More
A spin on the ole faithful, deliciously comforting traditional butter chicken, this recipe balances great flavour with nutritional benefits to boot. Filled with fresh, flavourful spices and lean proteins, this dish boasts benefits such as reducing inflammation, aiding digestion and even relieving stress (you heard that right—those sneaky spices are loaded with goodies!)Read More
It’s time to once again dig deep into our series on keeping it R.E.A.L in self leadership. This time round we tackle the letter ‘E’ for empathise – I’ll be talking about what it really means to have empathy for those around you, what strategies you can use to read people better and why taking the time to consider others’ feelings can shine a spotlight on when you need to consider your own.Read More
I count myself incredibly lucky to have experienced two good pregnancies with my boys, and will be the first person to say that pregnancy is wondrous and magical, in its own way, just like the stars above us. But, I’ll also hold my hand up and say that throughout the whole experience, there will be many moments that feel like anything but magical.Read More
Self-care is the main essential to manifesting everything in our lives. Why? Because we can’t pour our heart and soul into anything from an empty cup and self-care is all about giving yourself permission to pause, reboot, fill that cup back up and go again.Read More
The boundaries between our professional and personal lives have been blurred for decades – something I believe to be especially true for working mothers. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a man-bashing blog, I love my husband and I wouldn’t be where I am today without his constant support. But, numbers don’t lie…Read More
In a recent blog I broke down the key elements of self leadership to ever-so-conveniently fit into one four-letter word: R.E.A.L. It’s short, succinct and easy to remember. But now it’s time to dive deeper into each of those letters – beginning with R: Recognise.Read More
Today I want to introduce you to a very special woman in my life. Suzi Hullick has been an ongoing inspiration to me since we first started working together at Westpac in Darwin back in 2010. Her passion, drive and determination to not only lead, but help, others has had a huge impact on who I am today.Read More
It takes a special kind of woman to dedicate her life to helping others – Belinda Kirkpatrick is one such woman. She’s a mother, a daughter, a hugely successful naturopath with her own clinic in Double Bay NSW and one of the most purpose-driven women I’ve ever had the pleasure of connecting with.Read More
By now you’ve probably heard me mention the words ‘self leadership’ once, or twice, or a dozen times, and then some. But what exactly is self leadership? What does it mean to me, how do I strive to practice it daily and where do you begin if you want to do the same?Read More