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A variety of health orientated blogs and bloggers

  1. Self Care Sunday

    I’m suggesting to clients that self care is as important as brushing your teeth and we include a strategy as part of any business, career, relationship or parenting program. Don’t let yourself get to burn out before you make the choice to look after yourself. The quality of your work and ability to be present mindfully in life will greatly increase if you are gentle, kind and loving with yourself.

    Here are some tips to help you begin a self care Sunday ritual or ceremony:

    1. Lie on your back and watch the clouds go by.
    2. Goof around for a bit, make time for play several times throughout

    By John Taylor

    Years ago I was in a working relationship with a group of young men who, like myself, had dreams of taking our adventure to the highest levels possible. Unfortunately it all came crashing down when a principal person decided he wanted to separate the group and a couple of us were left stranded.

    It hit me very hard, to say the least. In fact, it hit me so hard I stopped doing something I had a passion for simply because I was full of so much frustrated anger and blame towards this person, feelings I have carried for the ensuing 33 plus years. In hindsight it includes feelings of dis-empowerment:
  3. The art of change

    Anderson Park, Hawthorn East

    utumn has arrived, and we’re at the beginning of a transition. It is still warm in Melbourne, but soon we’ll see the changes in colour, falling of leaves, night-time coming earlier and the temperature getting notably cooler.

    With all this natural change that sets in every year it’s a wise time to reflect if there are some things you might like to shed so you can grow in other ways.

    The art of holding on and letting go is very personal but we all experience some form of this birth and death cycle regularly, some of us mindfully.

    If you’re in doubt what to
  4. What’s love got to do with it?

    Love is what we all seek in some form or another, the desire of love makes us strive to go forth and the giving of it to ourselves and others is what makes us feel fulfilled. In love we feel whole and content. It is the hope and promise of love in your life that you are seeking and also have available within. In mindfulness practice we can access this wellspring of love we all have, now.

    In love you’re nourished, you are home.

    In mindfulness we call this loving state compassion and it begins with cultivating it for ones self, if you can foster compassion for yourself you begin to feel a gentle and genuine sense of belonging
  5. 5 Mindful Hacks for the next 24 hours

    Mindfulness like all new skills needs to be practiced to achieve the benefits, with 5 Mindful Hacks for the next 24 hours you have no excuses not to try.

    I began meditating in my early 20s and at different stages of my life I have dedicated more time, but the more commitment I give to my practice the greater my experiences and overall life. The practice is the teacher.

    To start your practice you might want to try to integrate these 5 coaching Mindfulness hacks over the next 24 hours to help you sustain your choice to practice mindfulness more. Trust me when I say mindfulness can be life changing,
  6. Seeing the best in yourself.

    Seeing the best in yourself requires you to be authentic. Being a good leader begins with the relationship you have with yourself. Holding yourself accountable to an honourable character and making the conscious choice to do better.

    A leader looks for the good in people and shines light on them, building them up and good leadership begins with leading yourself. The only way to do that is to take a good within yourself and accept who you are, flaws and all.

    No one is perfect, we all have a dark side and done things we might not be proud of, sometimes unintentionally and sometimes purposefully out of anger but
  7. The choice to live or die

    Hey guys! I am a 20-year-old male that lives with a chronic illness and I want to talk to you about whether if someone has a chronic illness, should they have the right to end their life with treatment and with the assistance of a doctor?

    Should an individual have the right to choose if they want to die, and who should be involved in this process? Should their parents have the right to have a say in the person’s decision if they are over the age of 18?

    Well I am going to talk from the point of view of a young adult who is sick. I would like to start by saying that I believe there is no right or wrong answer. It is a very complex issue but I feel that if there is medical evidence that they are suffering from something

    Updated 22nd November 2015 at 05:21 PM by Rob Greaves

    Health & Fitness , Body and Soul , Socially Aware
  8. Mindful brains

    Mindfulness is a type of psychology that changes your brain when practiced long term. Despite also being associated with ancient contemplative practice is now based on scientifically researched techniques that have been proven to boost your performance and literally alter your brain structure and function.

    Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to understand how practicing mindfulness affects the brain. More about that published in HBR here.

    Through mindfulness practice the research found increases in brain activity
  9. Pondering life

    Have you taken the time to ponder on your virtues and faults, to look at your thoughts and feelings and those of others around you also. Doing so will help you asses the decisions you have made in life and how they impact you and those you share life with. Reflecting gives you an opportunity to make profound and constructive change in your life and align your goals with values. Change usually means letting go of some things you previously identified with and keeping others, sometimes even people. The outcome and quality of your reflective period will determine the accuracy of your intuition moving forward.

    Tips for
  10. Mindful of Mental Health

    It’s Mental health awareness week and the theme is Act, Belong, Commit. There is now evidence that conditions like depression and anxiety are prevalent in our society and often people experiencing it can feel isolated and alone, even when they are not. The purpose of this campaign is to get people talking and sharing and provide information about wellbeing and support. New evidence in psychology research shows connection is the key.

    I personally have been affected by mental illness, I lost my mother to mental ill health in 1999 after a long battle and ironically doing her masters research on the topic that broke

    Hello healthy people!

    This week I have decided to showcase one of our amazing Trainers from
    Blue Sky Fitness, Coach Nikki Thomson!! Mother of two and all out 'Super Woman' Nikki is bringing you a workout this week that will prepare your legs for the fantastic run events coming up in Melbourne this season

    I hope you enjoy reading Nikki's Blog and taking part in this super challenging workout, I have it in the diary for tomorrow!!

    Enter...Nikki Thomson

    With so many fantastic events coming up in the later part of the year such as the Melbourne Marathon Running Festival this weeks GETMOVING WORKOUT is dedicated
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  12. Personal Brand Connection

    Personal brand connection is the ability to intentionally communicate, what makes you YOU. Consciously crafting your personal brand to represent exactly who you are is a good idea but either way it’s going to exist. You already have a digital footprint that spans years, this is part of your personal brand building blocks and one of the most significant ways you can connect with others.

    There are some ways to start building your amazing personal brand, perhaps reinvent yourself and if you are in business it is important to make sure your personal brand is recognisable and congruent with your personal values
  13. Mindful over Matter Melbourne

    Mindful over Matter Melbourne workshop happened last Saturday and a lovely group of people gathered with me to participate in a coaching workshop on Mindfulness. We explored the meaning of mindfulness, looked at the ways we think and process information and how we approach life in very different modes. The participants all connected with the content and found valuable learning points and insights during the workshop.

    One of the exercises involved mindfulness awareness of sensory perception and during the 20 minute meditation experience we travelled through each bodily sense to switch one off and focus on the next, this exercise is both empowering and enlightening when you begin to have awareness around how focus can expand your
  14. Empowered women

    Being an empowered woman means you are in control of your life, mindful of your actions and the results you are getting and able to move yourself and life in the direction you choose to manifest your dreams and achieve your goals.

    What makes a woman empowered? It is not always that easy when in society the default gender conditioning position of control has been given to men because of superior physical strength but the tides are changing and women’s strengths are now valued more than ever and we are standing up for our selves and taking responsibility for controlling our own lives with HEART.

    Four important
  15. Self Coaching Sunday

    Self Coaching Sunday is a blog about a few easy tools you can do for yourself at home or work.

    In between coaching sessions I encourage clients to use tools that supports the coaching process, and provide ongoing opportunities for development, reflection and clarity.

    Three of these tools are called art journalling, vision boards and a thought diary, they are fun, creative and really useful in providing insight to your thoughts, behaviours and ideas.

    1. Art Journal: A scrap book for creative expression, sometimes words can’t capture a feeling or thought so having a visual diary is
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