What Do You Dream of Doing?

Several years ago, we were having dinner with long-term friends. We had all belonged to a youth group when we were in our mid-teens and then as young adults, married, and we still remain in regular contact 40 + years later. We began discussing that we were now all in our mid to late fifties….

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What’s Your Excuse?

This month I really enjoyed watching the London Olympics – from the comfort of my living room! I watched elite athletes whose burning desire and total focus was to win gold for themselves, their family, and their country. Although I am inspired by these games, it is the Paralympics that really stirs me. There are….

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Enough Not Being Enough!

Not smart enough, not pretty enough, not strong enough, not talented enough, not loving enough, not young enough, not disciplined enough, not brave enough… If you’re caught in the “not enough” trap, nothing about you ever seems quite good enough. There will always be women that we perceive as better than us. You would think….

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How Well Do You Maintain Balance?

Finding balance in your life can be a difficult thing. It most certainly will not happen overnight. There will be many hours of contemplation, reflection, imagination, frustration, and inspiration involved in the process. And even if you do find balance in your life, it often doesn’t last for long and continues to change as your….

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Accessing the Power of Gratitude

The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been around for years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work, greater health, peak performance in sports and business, a higher sense of well-being, and a faster rate of recovery from surgery. Oprah would regularly….

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Welcome to Bev’s Blog

Welcome to my first blog from ‘Bev’s Blog’. My aim is to connect with you through this blog a couple of times a month with updates and tips on topics of interest for mature women, (or as some mentioned at the book launch, ‘experienced women’) such as work-life balance, health, finance, social media, courage, procrastination,….

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Overcoming the Myths of Voice & Presentation

Prologue: Foreign lands We all have different perspectives and different outlooks on life. I sometimes consider what it must be like for people from the far-­‐flung nations of the world who migrate to Australia. They arrive in a country with different clothes, different food, different geographical surroundings and a multitude of simple differences like water….

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Developing and Establishing Good Habits

To make changes in our life we need to change some of our habits and routines by developing and establishing good habits. This means replacing our existing habits and routines with more positive habits and routines. When the going gets tough it is our habits that get us through. So what are the areas of….

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The Fear Factor

It is normal to have fears, what’s important is managing them and making sure fear doesn’t stop you from experiencing things and pushing yourself. – Jessica Watson. Australian 16 year old girl who sailed solo around the world in 2009/10. Everyone experiences fear, this is only natural. It is a Jessica says in her quote….

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