Monthly Archives: February 2012

Effective Decision Making

Sometimes we have to make important decisions where the ‘right’ answer is unclear. I would like to suggest this process for making for those tricker decisions: 1. Which of your values are relevant in this situation? 2. What are the … Continue reading

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Jumping Off A Piece Of Paper

Do you have something important that you need to do but even the thought of it makes you feel so uncomfortable that you just avoid it? It might be risking rejection; doing something boring; risking looking stupid….. In this great podcast, DJ … Continue reading

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The Problem With Work-Life Balance

I think the concept of ‘work-life balance’ is deeply flawed. The phrase suggests that: Work and life are somehow different. Now, that is patently stupid. If you aren’t feeling alive when you are working, then your problem isn’t lack of … Continue reading

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I Worry That I Sound Like An ACT Evangelist

You may have noticed that Rob and I are pretty passionate about ACT. If you have met either of us in person you will know that if you show even a glimmer of interest in the topic we will happily … Continue reading

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Why Is Taking A Break So Difficult?

I took a ‘sicky’ the other day (is that just an Australian word? In case it is – it means an ‘unplanned absence’). I wasn’t sick. I was just tired. Normally I am full of energy and enthusiasm for my … Continue reading

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We Can’t Get Rid Of Our Mental Junk – So What Do We Do Instead?

People in my neighborhood are throwing out their junk. They are sorting out their stuff and leaving it on the side of the road. In a few days some lovely people from the council will come and take it all … Continue reading

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