Monthly Archives: January 2012

“No” is the New “Yes”

Too many people I speak to tell me they spend their long days responding to emails, putting out fires, and running around in a constant state or urgency. Sound familiar? You are not alone. It’s a problem many of us struggle with – a vicious cycle we cannot seem to solve or free ourselves from. […]

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21 Steps to Awesomeness

As I was checking out my blog stats the other day I realised that many of my most popular posts all have something in common: NUMBERS. Check it out: 16 Tips to Simply Your Life (And Increase Your Productivity) 6 Things To Stop Caring About Today 4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Do Kettlebells And I totally […]

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You Are What You Eat

You’ve probably heard that saying a thousand times before. When I was younger and training 4-5 hours a day as a gymnast, I could eat whatever and as much as I liked. Literally. It didn’t matter how much junk food, alcohol, chocolate etc I put into my body, I never gained weight, and always stayed […]

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Tribes

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” - Jane Howard I’ve recently finished reading Seth Godin’s book “Tribes”. In it Godin describes a tribe as any group of people, large or small, who are: connected to one […]

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Becoming Human

This is a guest post by Kevin Light that really moved me. I followed him as he walked away from the crowd to the bottom of the garden. He stood there with his face in his hands, sobbing. I put my arms around his shoulders and I held on through the waves of grief that […]

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Keeping It Simple in 2012

“A simple life in the fear of God is better than a rich life with a ton of headaches” – Proverbs 15:6 I’ve shared a lot on this blog about simplifying your life, but here’s the problem when it comes to trying to keep things simple: It’s really hard! It seems life tends to move […]

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The Second Thing You Should Do in 2012

On Monday, I blogged about taking time out to reflect on the year gone past, and to start 2012 by asking the right questions. Today, I will share with you the second thing I think you should do as you launch into the new year: Make a plan. That’s it. Simple. Have a plan, and […]

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The First Thing You Should Do In 2012

When I was growing up my mother always told me I had “ants in my pants“. I was always excited or agitated about something, and couldn’t sit still for a second. Not much has changed. Even now I struggle to simply “be still”. My mind always active – always looking ahead to the “next” thing […]

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