Entries by Katherine Mair

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…

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…