What type of day did you have today?

Are you obvious (or turning a blind eye) to situations that result in distress, and those subsequent behaviours that exacerbate this? Do you know the difference between eustress – that positive buzz that comes with those tasks or situations that feel achievable – and distress – the result of challenges or situations where that motiving and ‘positive buzz’ has … Continue Reading

Have you read these business books yet?

I love a good book recommendation just like I love coming across a good Spotify playlist (my latest obsession). Even though I prefer reading actual printed books, I must admit I started listening to audiobooks and I was pleasantly surprised just how much I like it. It’s a convenient way of consuming content and I … Continue Reading

First contributor to designed by life

THE DBL CONTRIBUTOR  Designed by life welcomes its first contributor. The idea of having a writing co-pilot has always been something I played with. In my mind (and heart), it was easy: find someone who embodies the DBL values and writes beautifully with heart and soul all the while bringing value to you, my readers. … Continue Reading

Our workplace existence

IS EVERYONE GOING CRAZY OR IS JUST ME? Hello. Tough day at work? They need this and they need it now. Make it the best that’s out there, but they still want it now. Do this, do that, read this and that, and all these as well… you need to, to be the best. They … Continue Reading

Meditate to meet your inner truth

The whirlwind It was a long 6 months of not knowing what changed. Craving, pushing, striving, struggling, riding that roller coaster of emotions that only ever let you closer to the symptom, not the ‘why’. That perpetuating habit of buying into his outbursts, anger and frustrations only to forgive him again the morning after. And … Continue Reading

Alignment

The word ‘alignment’ is used in our online business world quite often indicating that what we do in our businesses is aligned with what feels good to us. Then there is the actual journey of getting there – it’s definitely not linear as many would have us believe. This topic has surfaced in a couple … Continue Reading

10 inspiring books to read in 2017

I love reading and I am constantly on a ‘hunt’ for a good book recommendation. Last year, when I compiled a list of great books to read in 2016, I didn’t realise just how popular this post will become. So I thought I’ll start a tradition and bring you a similar post for 2017. I … Continue Reading

Career negotiation strategies

It was one of those rainy Wednesday evenings that made you wanna go home straight after work and just settle in with a big cup of tea on the lounge. But instead, I was headed into the city from my Surry Hills bubble to be a panelist at General Assembly. I was excited to meet … Continue Reading