CONSTRUCTIVE NONCONFORMITY

“Throughout our careers, we are taught to conform — to the status quo, to the opinions and behaviors of others, and to information that supports our views. The pressure only grows as we climb the organizational ladder. By the time we reach high-level positions, conformity has been so hammered into us that we perpetuate it […]

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3 HEALTHY RECIPES I’M TRYING THIS WEEKEND

The past couple of weeks have been hectic and fun – lots of Prosecco and eating out with all the people I love. However, this weekend my body is craving lazy hours spent around home, juices, walks and home-cooking. Here are three recipes that I am going to try this weekend…

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CAN CREATIVITY HELP TO HEAL INSOMNIA?

I came across an article recently by a psychology researcher that I met when I was at Otago University – her name is Dione Healey and the article was co-authored with Mark A. Runco. The article was titled Could Creativity Be Associated with Insomnia? The study took a sample of 10-12 year old children who […]

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YOUTUBE: A SURPRISE TRIP TO WAIHEKE

Heeeeelllloooo… Today is my birthday and as an early present, Matt surprised me with a trip to Waiheke by chopper on the weekend. We tasted wine at Cable Bay and ate a delish three course lunch. We sat on the deck at our gorgeous accommodation The Moorings and drank bubs in the sun. To top […]

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THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F**K

This week I am reading a book by Mark Manson called The Subtle Art of Not giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life.  I thought I would share an excerpt from the book and pondered whether to go through and put little asterisks in all of the swear words, but then […]

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THE SOUL OF MONEY

Lynne Twist and her husband had made plenty of money. They owned nice cars and a holiday house and lived a life of excess. But one day Lynne realised that over the early years of their children’s lives, her and her husband had been more focused on attainment, than potty training and first steps. I saw […]

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15 TRAITS OF EMOTIONALLY WEALTHY PEOPLE

This blog took a different direction earlier in the year. It went from a bit of fashion and creativity, to an examination of some of the things in this world that I didn’t understand. Mainly careers and money. To work in a job I didn’t enjoy, where I didn’t feel valued, to earn money to […]

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WHY DO WE SLEEP? AND TEN TIPS TO HELP YOU NOD OFF

The irony is not lost on me – I was a neuroscientist, specialising in sleep, and I struggled to get off to sleep myself. Secondly, people would always ask me the same question…why do we sleep? And I would have to give the answer that every know-it-all dreads…I don’t know. We have theories backed by strong […]

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THE SECRET TO DESIRE IN A LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIP

Today I thought I would share a Ted talk by Esther Perel. I was reminded of her talk after seeing her tagged in an Instagram post with Suki Waterhouse and Cara Delevingne over the weekend. Turns out Esther has built a high-profile following for her work on personal and professional relationships. 

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