Blog - well-being

2.10.2017 - The fastest way to go from stress to joy without being overwhelmed

  “The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.” ~ William James, psychologist and philosopher Research proves that people who organize their whole life around their work are more prone to develop Post-traumatic Embitterment Disorder – a …MORE »

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11.05.2017 - Lucy’s reinvention story: Hustling her way into a new career

“Stop overthinking and take the leap.” You’re never too young for a career change! I’m excited to share Lucy O’Connor’s personal story of reinvention. She’s preparing to morph her business Monday Hustle into something even more beautiful by becoming a life coach. As you’ll read we first connected many years ago when Lucy was a …MORE »

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23.02.2017 - Powerful creativity: making space to create

As Courtney Kennedy writes in her new book, Creating Space to Thrive: Get Unstuck, Reboot Your Creativity and Change Your Life, “Creativity is the missing ingredient for many of us.” Sometimes a reminder of its importance comes to us when we are most in need. As it did for my step-father Ted, a military man diagnosed with …MORE »

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14.02.2017 - How to harness the power of love

How to harness the power of love

But as Nick Williams shares in the foreword to my book, Career Rescue: The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life  “No-one ever told me when I was growing up that something I loved could be a career.” Most of us can relate to that: doing something you loved and then getting paid …MORE »

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3.07.2016 - how do you define success?

Many people have asked me how to I define success? The important question is, ‘How do you define success?’ Below is a range of responses from my The Art of Success Questionnaire. Do you notice any key themes? Are any success triggers for you? Fulfilment from my own endeavours You can be “in the moment” …MORE »

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23.05.2016 - Podcasts to listen to

*** The Cassandra Gaisford Show ***   I’m so excited to be re-introducing the podcasts I started 8 or so years ago. Technology has moved on – and I’m moving on with it. Thank you to Olivia Gamber, a career expert in the US for giving me some great tips – and interviewing me for …MORE »

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8.04.2016 - More Passion – Less Career Groundhog Day

Passion is everything!! Don’t let people tell you that you can’t do what you’re passionate about. It’s Day 6 of your reinvention and my interview with Vesna is live today! If you want to live a passion-fuelled life, this interview will show you how simple and fun the process can be. Feel free to share …MORE »

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28.03.2016 - Becoming the best version of you

What divine timing it was this Easter. I was tidying up my studio and came across one of my travel journals and a sketch I completed while in Florence. I remember feeling so emotional when I saw la Pietà a Michelangelo in Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Florence (also known as The Deposition  and The Florentine Pietà). …MORE »

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28.02.2016 - How to maintain worklife balance

I finally did some sewing this weekend. It must have been six years since I last got out my Bernina. Many years ago people used to call me ‘pot plant’ because I always wore floral dresses…and during my days contracting to the Prison Service in New Zealand, many of the staff used to say, I …MORE »

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7.02.2016 - How to build a business you love

“I set out to build a business network that was different; a supportive, caring environment where women were inspired to grow, celebrated their achievements and could thrive amongst like-minded women who were all committed to succeed.” I’m so excited to be sharing Vanessa Davey’s inspiring story of creating her successful business on a shoe-string with …MORE »

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