when does a girl's potential disappear

When does a girl’s potential disappear?

It’s that time of the year of school presentation nights and final farewells for the Yr 12s, where schools across the country applaud the achievements of their hardest working or top performing students. Sitting in the audience of my kids’ school, I marvelled at the magnificence of many, many kids and their achievements. Among them were a significant number of …

sleep dr rach wyndham

Ep 36: Sleep and how to get more of it

Hopefully this episode will put you to sleep. Not permanently and not immediately but certainly more often! As part of the new look podcast, I want to address some of the reasons and issues we don’t thrive as working women juggling family, and a big part of that is related to our health and lifestyle. Some of it is obvious, …

balance

Balance is a misunderstood creature: here’s what it really is

Very few, if any, women ever say they have a work-life balance. Not a good one, anyway. If you think of the idea of balance as if you’re on a see-saw, it’s not unusual to feel the ride you’re on swings from high to low and back again like a theme park rollercoaster, with your Supermum cape flapping wildly around …

Liss Amyah

Ep 35: The courage to choose your own life

This episode is all about having the courage to choose yourself and your own life. It starts out about business and Instagram but the story of Liss Amyah is ahhh-mazing and she is the definition of true courage, grace and strength. I met Liss at Problogger conference via a mutual friend and over drinks Liss shared her story and I …

Complete Life podcast

Ep 34: SHE is gone and in her place is a more Complete woman

Soooooo, what is going onnnnn? If you’ve followed me or the podcast for a while, you will have heard me mention or speak about pivoting many times – that I’ve done more pivots than a ballerina. And here is another one. SHE is gone, and in her place, is a more complete woman. The podcast is continuing but s h …

Karla Gilbert

Ep 033: From Ironwoman to Ironmum

Karla Gilbert is still one of Australia’s most loved sporting icons, still considered the Queen of Surf Lifesaving  even post retirement. She dominated the beach and waves during a professional sports career that saw her win the first ever professional Ironwoman race in 1990 at only 15 years age, against much older and more experienced competition. She went on to …

middle age

Middle aged? My middle finger I am!

My little darlings informed me recently that I was ‘middle-aged’. While my brain screamed “WTF?” my mouth worded: “Excuse me?” Apparently the topic had been discussed in Miss 12’s Year 7 health ed class and at 45, I slotted into the bracket of middle age. The look on my face soon had my Mr 10 clarifying that actually, “Dad is …

successful life

How to have a successful life even if you feel like a failure

Before I became a mother – back when I was just me – I felt I had an incredibly successful life. Certainly by all standard measures of success, it was. I had an incredible career that I valued above almost all else. I earned great money. I had (and still have) a great husband. We had (and now have a bigger) house in …

womens voices

Ep 032: Amplifying Women’s Voices

I was scrolling on Medium recently, and choosing the categories I wanted to subscribe to. I scrolled, and scrolled, from one category to the next and very quickly noticed something: most of the contributors in the categories I was interested in were male. I scrolled more, went back to some other categories, paying more attention, and this question popped into …

Ep 031: Balancing masculine and feminine energy

The concept of the masculine and feminine energy balance was almost too woo-woo for me the first time I came across it but after you listen to this interview, you’ll see why and how it helps you in life and business if you pay attention to it. Explained in terms of yin and yang though, in terms of balance, it …

work-life balance

Unravelling the work-life balance knot: making time when you have none

If life as a working mother had a trinity, it would be: balance, time and guilt. We want one, need the next, and the last gets in the way of both. These three elements seem to endlessly loop around each other – we want to unravel the knot, yet somehow keep tying ourselves up in it.     Work-life balance is …