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What I learned from Keith Urban

Watching The Voice recently, I had an ahha moment in my head. Keith said in his urban drawl, how confidence makes the world of difference when connecting with the audience.   I agree, you cannot fake or make connection, people just know when the experience is felt....

How to Reduce Public Speaking Anxiety

Do you fear public speaking? Are you willing to admit it?I was thwarted by my private speaking hell for all of my career and vowed never to speak in public again when I resigned from a successful 30 year career. Is this fear holding you back from presenting your best...

Has lockdown clipped your wings?

I recall jumping into my car at the end of lockdown and feeling an exuberant wave of freedom, and that was the exact moment I felt like an eagle soaring. My chest opened and I literally took that breath I had been unconsciously holding for seven days. As I closed my...

Falling Upward

It has been just over seven years since I left my high-profile advertising career and I gallantly embarked upon a journey that has brought out my vulnerability topped up with chronic doses of fear. Though as time passes fear moves into the background and I become a...

My bold and beautiful 2020

Seeking inspiration for this post I went back and re-read my intentions for this year. As I look back with 2020 vision, I was surprised to read that I was going to be a man, a leading man that is (really if a man can do it). I wanted to take control of whom I danced...

How is your spirit?

Over the past few months my spirit has been flagging, especially since all my work was cancelled and I mucked up by JobKeeper form depriving me of much wanted funds. So I have been wallowing and wondering is it still worth it with no dancing, no teaching and cocooning...

Value-Able lessons during uncertainty

I woke up this morning not trusting myself. How can I teach others when I have fallen into this self doubting hole. Fortunately I have my mother who senses my mood and reads my stars to lift my spirits. I fell quickly into her soothing words as she read the future...

Is your tiger on the loose?

Are you feeling anxious just like me? I can feel the anxiety building when I listen to the PM, the media and Facebook pings alerting me to more precautions, remedies, bans and possible lock-downs. I feel like the frog in a boiling pot of water, knowing one day...

Give me a Break !

I remember I sang the chorus of this song by the Animals very badly and very loudly driving home late one working night… “we gotta get out of this place, if it’s the last thing I ever do, ’cause girl, there’s a better life for me and...