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    • Training for IRONMAN

      Training for IRONMAN

        As a few of you would know, I’m training to compete in my first IRONMAN competition this year. Just a few weeks ago I spent a few gruelling days at a training camp organised by my coaches: Bruce and … Continue reading →>> here >>
    • Celebrating friendships this Australia Day

      Celebrating friendships this Australia Day

      It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living – Guy de Maupassant While I’m not a huge Australia Day celebrator, I do love taking a day every year to completely focus on celebrating my mates.   If … Continue reading →>> here >>
    • My three top tips for creating healthy relationships

      My three top tips for creating healthy relationships

        It’s something I talk about a lot, but there’s no faster way to achieve your goals than with the support of a kick-ass team.   Friends, family, my partner Michael, surgeons, nurses, coaches and mentors – they all form … Continue reading →>> here >>
    • How Nadine Champion helped me to understand courage

      How Nadine Champion helped me to understand courage

        Last week on the blog, I spoke about courage. Well, if there’s anyone who knows about courage, it’s Nadine Champion. What a legend! If you haven’t heard of Nadine, I recommend you take 20 minutes to watch her insane … Continue reading →>> here >>
    • How to be happier and more confident in 2016

      How to be happier and more confident in 2016

        A few weeks ago Michael and I went abseiling with two of our friends, Chris and Tess. I’d been pestering these guys to take me abseiling for so long and in the car on the way out there, I … Continue reading →>> here >>
    • Why I practice gratitude

      Why I practice gratitude

      Well champions, Christmas Eve is upon us!   I love this time of year. I love the tradition of it all – like most people, for me that really means getting together with all my friends and family to celebrate … Continue reading →>> here >>
    • The best reads of 2015

      The best reads of 2015

      I love this time of year. After a year full of training and travel and work, I make sure that RECOVERY is the focus of my festive season. That means spending quality time with friends and family, days at the … Continue reading →>> here >>
    • Overcoming Adversity – Part Two

      Overcoming Adversity – Part Two

      I’ve overcome a lot of challenges on my journey. It hasn’t been easy, but ask anyone who has overcome a serious challenge and they’ll tell you the same thing I will: it doesn’t happen overnight.   Success is not a … Continue reading →>> here >>
    • Overcoming Adversity – Part One

      Hey Champions,   It’s been four years since I was caught in the fire and I’ve managed to overcome so many challenges on my journey.   – The challenge of accepting the change in my physical appearance – The challenge … Continue reading →>> here >>
    • Going back to Concord

      Going back to Concord

      Last Friday I returned to Concord Hospital in Sydney, the hospital where I was treated for my burns.   I was speaking at an event organised by my surgeon, Professor Peter Haertsch and the audience was filled with so many … Continue reading →>> here >>
    • Celebrating wins around the country

      Celebrating wins around the country

      Like most of the country, I was absolutely stoked to see Michelle Payne win the Melbourne Cup earlier this month.   It was an important moment for women in sport – when the only woman to win the Melbourne Cup … Continue reading →>> here >>
    • Thoughts I had during my first triathlon

      Thoughts I had during my first triathlon

      Last weekend, I completed my first ever triathlon. I’m not sure if you know, but I’ve been preparing for an Iron Man for about nine months now. An Iron Man is the longest triathlon you can do – a 3.8km … Continue reading →>> here >>
    • Want to adventure with me?

      Want to adventure with me?

      Last year, a group of women joined me to tackle a challenge head on. We set out to walk the Great Wall of China, covering about 90kms over 5 days …. which would have been easy if not for the … Continue reading →>> here >>
    • How to love your work

      How to love your work

        I spend a lot of my time speaking at events. Some of the talks I give are at conferences and galas, others at offices, community centres and schools.   It’s always interesting to go into a workplace. Even if I’m … Continue reading →>> here >>
    • My stance on health and beauty

      My stance on health and beauty

      I’ve recently received a lot of comments about my appearance on my social media pages. Comments vary from ‘you don’t need any make up’ to questions like ‘have you ever thought about getting your scars tattooed to a flesh colour?’. … Continue reading →>> here >>
    • Why I trust my gut

      Why I trust my gut

        I used to hate being told to ‘listen to my gut feeling’. I always felt like it was airy fairy kind of nonsense. As anyone who knows me will tell you, I’m a straight up kind of person. I mean, … Continue reading →>> here >>
    • Humans are social creatures

      Humans are social creatures

      Silence is the most powerful scream – Anon.   I recently came down with the flu and was stuck inside for a few days. So I decided to watch ‘I Am Legend’ with Will Smith. I lovveeee this movie! So … Continue reading →>> here >>
    • Fighting fear with fire

      Fighting fear with fire

        I went to a Tony Robbins conference the other day. When I first arrived it was totally too much – people dancing, smiling and hugging! I was like wow, wow, WOW we need to slow this down, I don’t even … Continue reading →>> here >>
    • Confidence on the Camino Trail

      Confidence on the Camino Trail

      Before you judge, make sure you’re perfect – Clint Eastwood I recently went to Peru to walk the Inca Trail. In the quant little town of Cusco, our group visited a primary school that provides education to girls from very low socio-economic … Continue reading →>> here >>
    • With the right team, anything is possible

      With the right team, anything is possible

      I recently completed the Oxfam Trailwalker. It’s a 100 kilometre non-stop event through some of the toughest terrain in Sydney – across mountains, through valleys, around rivers.   At 3 am in the morning, after hiking continuously for 20 hours, … Continue reading →>> here >>
    • Michael and I

      Michael and I

      The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. – Marcus Aurelius   I’m so happy and excited to say that Michael and I are now engaged! I simply adore Michael – I think he is the most beautiful … Continue reading →>> here >>
    • Can you be as happy as a lottery winner?

      Can you be as happy as a lottery winner?

          I’m currently studying for my MBA and part of my study involves the research of set-point theory of happiness. The set-point theory suggests that we were born with a certain level of happiness, and even if it fluctuates over time, it always returns to it’s … Continue reading →>> here >>
    • Maldivian Midnights

      Maldivian Midnights

      I’ve just gotten back from the Maldives and I reckon it’s safe to say that it was my best holiday ever. Two weeks spent surfing, free diving and reading on the incredible boat “Ocean Divine”. David and his wife Gaelle own … Continue reading →>> here >>