Entries by Katherine Mair

Get Energised!

This recorded breathing practice focusses on extending the inhalation. When you extend your inhale you activate the Sympathetic Nervous System which has an energizing effect on the body and creates greater mental alertness. When you listen to the audio recording focus on cultivating a comfortable and soft breathing cycle. This is best done in the…

This is a serious wake-up call

I was all psyched to tell my daughter that we were going to have the first female President of the United States. Now I have to face the reality of a misogynist, violent racist taking over the most powerful and influential office in the world – and elected by the very people he despises, dismisses…

Make Your Meetings Matter.

When it comes to meeting matters, well it’s a pretty abysmal state of affairs in most organisations. Unproductive meetings have been estimated to cost the US economy around $37 billion each year with around 15% of an organisation’s collective time spent in meetings. People routinely multi-task and 22% of participates send an average of three…

Application Gratification.

When we go to school, we’re encouraged to apply ourselves. After all learning happens through practice, exploration and application. When a student applies him or herself, they uncover their potential, hone their skills, build their abilities and experience achievement. For this we praise and celebrate them. In equal measure however, we shake our heads when…

I’m Not Busy.

I had a mild epiphany recently. I say mild because it wasn’t necessarily one of those oh-my-god lightning bolt moments. Rather it was a small thought that passed through my head. It quietly resonated. Then it stayed with me. It was simply this – “I’m not busy”. Since then, when my monkey mind revs into…

Change the Cycle.

As the year kicks into gear, the tension between planning and doing can leave us feeling a little torn. For many of us planning can feel exacting and tedious. The desire to just get on with things can present an overpowering and irresistible urge. Planning can seem like its bogging us down, chaining us to…

Start Now.

In the wake of the New Year there has been much written about resolutions. Setting them. Not setting them. Questioning the fundamental concept of ‘new’. Exploring the unacceptable. We’re all different. So it makes sense we all have a different take on the transition from one year to the next. It’s tenor. It’s meaning. Or…

Thank You.

The festive season has become such a busy time. Yet it’s also a time to pause, reflect and celebrate. That makes it a wonderful time to say thank you. The simple act of expressing gratitude can make us feel better – and there is plenty of research to this effect*. It doesn’t have to be…