Be Authentic to be Magnetic!

A lot of our life is wasted trying to be someone else. Growing up we are told to be this way or that – usually more or less than we are most naturally. Our parents and teachers urge us to be more respectful or less talkative. Later, as teenagers, we try on several identities… the Geek, the Athlete, the Rebel… searching for the perfect fit. As adults, though we’ve settled on a pattern of behavior, we are still making adjustments trying to be more successful or more lovable.

3 Survival Tips to Endure the Waiting Period between Jobs

One of the most common and stressful situations we can find ourselves in is quitting a job or being laid off, and then finding that it takes 3 months or longer before a suitable position comes up. When my family first arrived in Australia, it took nearly 6 months before my husband was fortunate enough to be offered a position that fit his skill sets and experience. With a four-year-old and a baby due, our savings dwindled quickly with rent, a second-hand car, and relocation expenses as we established our new lives.

Poverty Mentality; Illusions that Paralyses Dreams

My mother grew up in the 60’s with a migrant family from the UK. She was one of twelve children and from the time she was born (10th child in a family of 4 girls and 8 boys) she had entered into a world of uncertainty and financial struggle. A pattern, that became part of her belief system, and ultimately, became part of how she viewed her world.

Goddess Kali: of Destruction & Creation

One week before the Earthquake, I found myself in a village, west of Pokhara, with my Nepali friend. We went for a lovely walk and he pointed out the Kali river. At that moment I recalled my small amount of knowledge on the Goddess Kali (a Hindu Goddess) and remembered that she was the goddess of destruction and creation.

Gender Equality for Women

The debate around gender equality in the workforce has been a long standing one. Even though opportunities for women have come a long way since the 1950’s there are still some in roads to be made within relation to the representation of women in the workforce and the...

Dealing with Loss

Death is a difficult topic to talk about; because if we don’t talk about it, it won’t happen, right? You can’t tempt fate and talk about the one thing you dread the most. The finality that comes with death is likely the cause of people’s desire to not speak about it....

What is Vibration?

Friends can often be your worst enemies when you are seeking new heights in your life. It is a harsh call and unfortunately in many cases this is more than true.
Have you ever been to a school reunion before? When you arrive all of a sudden you are acting like you did when you where in school and doing things that are totally out of character to who you have become now. This for me is the greatest proof that your environment and the people you associate with has a huge impact on how you act.

5 Tips to Save this Christmas

Christmas can usually become quite the expensive time of the year and each year it seems to come quicker and quicker. We often find ourselves wondering how on earth we are going to pay for it. The thing about Christmas is, it comes every year, it’s not a surprise so...

When is it time to ask for help?

Up until eighteen months ago, I’d always considered myself to be strong. Nothing phased me. I’d been through things considered to be the worst life events and come through with flying colours, or so I thought. I’ve experienced things in my life that people older than...

Surviving Domestic Violence

It seems if you turn on the television lately you’re confronted with another story of a woman being killed at the hands of someone she loved or once loved. In Victoria alone in 2013-14, police were called out to 65,393 domestic violence incidents; nearly twice as many...