Entries by Katherine Mair

Rest in Unlikely Places.

It was a crazy morning. Not so much what was going on outside. But inside. Mind racing. A terribly anxious feeling in my gut. That awful, free floating, up in the air kind. I’d had several hectic weeks and a to-do list that felt completely overwhelming. But this was my day with my daughter. No…

Finding the Laugh.

My daughter came home from pre-school and said; “I have to start eating sandwiches. Big girls eat sandwiches and you have to get used to them.” Over lunch, she’d told her Pre-School Director she didn’t like sandwiches and this was how she had responded. My husband is a coeliac. We have a largely gluten free diet. So…

Our Future Is Now.

There are some alarming statistic floating around about the physical and mental health and wellbeing of our younger generation, our future. When it comes to the Physical Health of young Australians; 30% of 5-24 years olds are Overweight or Obese (that rate is even higher for 12-24 years olds). This is amongst the highest in…

The Proliferation of the List

There are a lot of lists flying about these days. The top 30 ways to better manage time. The top 20 things great leaders do. The top 15 things you should never do. And the list goes on. How on earth are we supposed to remember twenty things?  Can there really be a top twenty?…

Just Because It Feels Good.

“Katherine. What do you like doing? I like going to the shops. What do you like doing Katherine?” “I like going to the shops too” I tell Nicole. “I like handbags. And Shoes” she says. “Oh. Me too.” I replied with a smile from ear to ear. “Who doesn’t like shoes and handbags!” “Sorry. What’s…

Mindfulness 101.

According to Jon Kabat-Zinn to be ‘mindful’ is to pay “attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgmentally” (Kabat-Zinn is the father of modern mindfulness). Cultivating mindfulness enables you to be more focussed and fully present. And more and more people in the Business World and the Sphere of…

Yes I Am. Vulnerable.

There are times when it might be seen as a dirty word. A sign of weakness or inability. Yet the ability to show and share our vulnerability paves the way for establishing trust. If we think about the Trust Equation, vulnerability helps us to establish greater Intimacy by virtue of sharing or revealing something people…