Entries by Katherine Mair

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…

Shifting the Needle on Mental Health

Over the past three months we’ve been teaching a weekly yoga classes with a group of teenagers at a High School in Sydney. Students were primarily female participating in 11 weekly yoga classes based on carefully planned M.A.D. yoga sequence that included: Mindset Physical Postures Concentration Exercises Breathing Exercises Relaxation Mindfulness Techniques We surveyed the students at…

Pause. Reflect. Reset. Refocus.

I’ve just come to a critical juncture in a large piece of work I’ve been involved in. Like any complex project, there have been several teams, lots of people and a large number of moving parts involved. We’re now at the end of the first phase of work. In so many ways it has been…