Starting over: how to bounce back after 60

May 11, 2020
Have you ever gone through a major life event that forced you to start again? For some, it’s a scary time filled with change, anxiety and confusion. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You’re human and starting over is not something you have to do alone. That’s what bouncing back is all about….

The Importance of Maintaining Connection Right Now

May 7, 2020
“In the rush to return to normal, use this time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to…” Many people around us have been using this time to consider the kind of world they hope to live in. The values they wish to see and the aspects they hope to leave behind….

Why you need to keep your identity safe

May 7, 2020
Have you received an unexpected email or text asking you to ‘confirm’ personal details by clicking on a link or opening an attachment? It could be an attempt to steal your information for financial gain. Identity theft is on the rise, so it’s important to know how to protect yourself. It’s hard to believe people…

The Big Differences between the Great Depression and Covid-19

May 7, 2020
Global economic activity has grounded to a halt, prompting fears the world is in for a re-run of The Great Depression. While there might be similar scenes, the parallels are not as strong as you may think. Without a doubt, countries worldwide are in for sharp, deep recessions as they rightly sacrifice economic growth in…

Making peace with the unknown

April 14, 2020
Life constantly challenges us with unknowns, yet some of these hit closer to home and harder than others in their impact. The coronavirus is unprecedented in our lifetimes, so we are charting new territory in the world’s response to this crisis. The uncertainty around its far-reaching impact is creating fear for many around the globe,…

Women and Money: Seize the day!

March 2, 2020
As the world celebrates International Women’s Day and all that women have achieved, it’s a good opportunity to take stock. Women have undoubtedly come a long way in terms of workplace participation, equal pay and financial independence, but there is still some way to go.  These days, women make up almost half the workforce although…
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Getting your balance back

February 11, 2020
Overindulge over the holiday period? You’re certainly not alone, but now it’s time to get back on track. Early in the year makes for the perfect time to dust yourself off and recommit to a your version of a balanced, healthy life.  Consider all aspects of your life Before rushing ahead to create new goals…
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Holiday on the horizon: maximising your break

December 16, 2019
Whether you’re glued to your desk most days or have honed the work/life balance, we all need to take a break at some point. The end of the year is a great time to reflect on your achievements and recharge. But while December is when many of us are trying to wind down, it can…

Stretching your travel budget further

November 27, 2019
Many Australians will soon be jetting or sailing away on their annual overseas getaway. Unfortunately, the value of the Australian dollar has been falling against the US dollar, British pound, euro, yen and even the Indonesian rupiah. Here are some suggestions on how to maximise your travel budget and have a memorable holiday. Get the…
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Mastering the art of negotiation

October 9, 2019
Negotiation is a fact of life. We do it with our friends and families all the time – ‘I’ll pick up the kids, can you do dinner?’ – deals like this are so easy, so normal that we don’t even notice them. But when the stakes are higher, it can induce anxiety. From asking for…

Changing the narrative to achieve success

September 9, 2019
As children, we are surrounded by stories. The books our parents read to us, the cartoons we watch, the imaginary games we play. As adults we might like to think that story time is over. But it isn’t.  We are constantly surrounded by narratives in the media, amongst our peers and in our own heads….
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Working together to combat burnout

August 6, 2019
If both your first and last task of the day is to check your emails, you’re not alone. Contemporary work culture, spurred on by advances in technology, has meant that we are expected to always be “on”. Gone are the days of the 9-5. Many of us work at all hours, possibly even holding down…
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The power of a mentor

May 7, 2019
Over the course of a lifetime we have people around us who support and guide us. Initially it’s our parents, then as we get older it extends to teachers and coaches. Even when we enter the workforce it can still be helpful to have the guidance of someone more experienced. Fostering a relationship with the…

The mental mechanics of procrastination

April 2, 2019
Even the most productive amongst us is prone to procrastination at times. So, what can we do about it? And how can we make sure it’s not getting in the way of us achieving our goals? Understanding the mental mechanisms at play is a good place to start. At the core of procrastination is impulsiveness….

Navigating Love & Money

March 5, 2019
Money makes the world go around. But when it comes to relationships, it can sometimes stop them in their tracks.  Navigating love and money can be tricky, but it’s simpler when you learn to communicate about finances in an open and transparent manner. Sometimes easier said than done, we know, but with a few simple…

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