Move Over Amygdala, This Part Of The Brain Is Taking Over

I am often said to have identified the amygdala as the brain’s ‘fear’ centre. But the fact is, I have not done this, nor has anyone else.” Joseph LeDoux (2015) Hmm?  Information we have been given has us believe that the amygdala is the brain region responsible for the fear response.  But, what if what we know is not accurate? …

Have You Heard Of Peter Pan Syndrome?

Have you heard of Peter Pan Syndrome?   It’s when individuals struggle to mature emotionally and mentally in certain areas of their lives despite growing physically and chronologically.   Imagine an individual who excels in their career, perhaps growing a business or even climbing the corporate ladder.   On the surface, they appear successful, dedicated, and driven.   However, beneath …

This Concept Affects Your Life

“[Man] is always becoming a new being and undergoing a process of loss and reparation, which affects his soul as well. No man’s character, habits, opinions, desires, pleasures, pains, and fears remain the same; new ones come into existence, and old ones disappear.” Heraclitus   Oh, the wisdom in this one statement.   Human beings are never static.   Yes, …

Dare You Not To Do This

It’s hard to believe that four years have passed since I led the team at the Breakthrough Experience.   Looking back, I’m amazed at the journey we’ve all been on—investing in our own growth, building businesses, and navigating the complexities of life.   For me, this journey also involved raising a little one as a single mum, which added a …

The Hidden Trap

Human behaviour is fascinating. Let’s take the psychological phenomena that influence it. Each phenomenon offers you a little peek through a window into how people perceive, react to, and interact with the world around them. Whether it’s understanding why we sometimes stick to decisions that aren’t beneficial (like in the sunk cost fallacy) or why we might feel oddly out …

It’s not for you

You have a love to serve. But… Business is not your jam. Marketing, finance, or operations—it can feel like stepping into an entirely different and uncomfortable world unless you come into coaching with a background in sales, marketing, or something that directly supports your business. Either way, business is outside of your comfort zone. Embracing the business side can be …

What an adventure

Last weekend, Bonnie and I were gifted an adventure called Splash. Picture this: an industrial shed, decked out with gear like we were about to take on a paintball war. But instead of dodging bullets, we were diving into buckets of vibrant paint and balloons filled to the brim with colours. Frozen was blasting in the background, adding to the …

All that dies inside

I have been seeing an acupuncturist in the city for the last three weeks. She is the niece of the great-great-grandson of a type of Kung Fu. Can you imagine all that wisdom and knowledge being passed down from generation to generation? The depth of healing that would be shared on an intellectual and intuitive level would be incredible. The …

I’d never been so scared

I was so scared. I couldn’t sleep. I’d wake up in the middle of the night with my brain running a million miles an hour. I was more than scared. Making the leap. Into the unknown. But deep inside, I’d had a calling to change, but I didn’t want to hear it. I wasn’t ready. I resisted. I insisted, ‘No’, …

I haven’t done this in years

Picture this. A little kids whines “I’m bored”. Almost instinctively parent A jumps in to alleviate it. “Go do x, x or z”. It’s like we’re wired to give an instant solution. It’s so tempting to fill kids up with moment by moment activities, thinking we’re helping them – and helping our own sanity. But maybe. Just maybe we could lean into being bored.

What Would You Do?

Imagine this: you’re handed $10,000, no strings attached. What’s the first thing you do with it? Put it away for a rainy day? Invest in your education? Maybe you’d splurge on something you’ve been eyeing for a while or use it to pay off lingering bills?