Emily Chadbourne Mindset Coach Melbourne Australia Life

Life

When I started this year-long weekly blog series, I must admit to having a romantic notion of embodying a certain Carrie Bradshaw flare. I could see myself writing wistfully at an open window, the breeze lightly blowing the vintage net curtain into the shot of my perfectly framed life, my laptop warmly welcoming me to write inspired words of divine …

Emily Chadbourne Mindset Coach Melbourne Australia The World Keeps Turning

And the world keeps turning

Welcome to my weekly blog. Heads up, it might be truly shit this week. Normally my blogs write themselves in the overactive part of my brain which is always looking for patterns and explanations of human behaviour, tying together the mundane moments of life with vast concepts that underpin the idea of success and happiness. I am often asked how …

Emily Chadbourne Mindset Coach Melbourne What To Do When Floundering Reach Out

What to do when you’re floundering!

One of the strangest feelings in the world is when nothing is wrong, but nothing is right either. It is quite literally the worst. It’s a feeling of discontent that can’t be explained by logic or reason, that nagging voice that speaks without words and follows you around like dog shit on a shoe that you thought you’d washed off …

If you feel you should, maybe you shouldn’t.

It is 10pm on a Saturday night and I am watching a drug deal go down in a kitchen somewhere near Brisbane. I have a front row seat and I am totally and utterly balls deep. I can’t look away; I don’t want to walk away, and I have no idea how I even got here. I am inside the …

Emily Chadbourne Mindset Coach Politics and Personal Development

Politics and Personal Development

I don’t know anything about politics. For years and years, whenever someone spoke about politics, asked me about politics or uttered the word politics, my standard response would be, I don’t know anything about politics. As if admitting my ignorance about politics excused my ignorance about politics. But it has come to my attention that that isn’t good enough. Recently, …

I wish I’d known

Okay, I promise that after this blog I’m going to stop banging on about turning 38. It’s over now. It’s happened.  But, as with all such events which so obviously and obnoxiously signal the passing of time, birthday weeks are a period of reflection, especially for someone like me who is irritatingly ruminative. Last week,  I spent 3 days with …

Turning 38

I am writing this on the eve of my 38th birthday. And turning 38 has been a bit of a shit for some reason. Usually I’m all like “age is just a number” and “yes I want you to make a disproportionate amount of fuss over the day of my birth” but this year I’ve been more like “I am …

ZOË FOSTER BLAKE

When I was a kid, I was desperate to wear make-up. I was fascinated by the way my Mum would sweep blush on her cheeks, delighted when my Grannie came to visit and let me apply her compressed powder to hide her liver spots and always slightly perplexed by the blue eyeshadow that my sisters furiously painted their unsuspecting eyelids …

Is Chasing Goals, Tiring You?

There are many things I am really good at. There are also many things I am not good at (although I like to refer to them as skills I haven’t developed yet). Here are some of those things. Directions (my eldest sister loves to tell the story of a time before Google maps when I got so lost driving through …