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Creating a Global Joy Community

Meet Amanda

Amanda Gore
For as long as I can remember I have been talking! A lifelong friend of mine used to call me motor mouth when I was in my teens! Little did he know it was prophetic! LOL I studied physiotherapy and psychology after school and practiced for a few years, then taught at University before... Read more

I own a book called "The Little Zen Companion" and I was struck by the truth of one of the sayings by Tao Te Ching. Read more

"There is no such thing as a sudden heart attack.  It takes years of preparation!"   I read this in one of the journals to which I subscribe and thought WOW!  How appropriate for how most of us live our lives! Read more

It seems to me that most people in our society want more time, energy and vitality and excitement in their relationships.   These are all aspects of wellness. Read more

creating life balance

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Stress is a fact of life, but it doesn't have to be a way of life!

How long have we talked about needing life balance and at that same time BEEN doing everything we can to go faster and do more!  Read more

Spiritual wellness

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Stress is inevitable, struggle is optional!

I first heard this saying years ago and as I was walking through the park one morning, preparing for this article, it popped into my mind! And of course it is the essence of what I think about spirituality!  Read more

Why create JOY SPOTS?

Because JOY is the next competitive advantage!

Because happiness precedes success and all performance, creativity, innovation and team connection is improved when people feel happy at work!

Because happiness is what everyone thinks they want – but it’s only the beginning of joy!

Because the latest research in neuroscience, epigenetics, emotional intelligence and positive psychology intersect at a point I call “the joy spot’- the sweet spot for performance. Read more

unwind strategies

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Picture this scenario:  you are at work, having a pig of a day. Everything seems difficult, nothing is going smoothly, and you can't seem to get ahead or make any impact on your in tray.  Suddenly, you notice it's 6.30pm. Damn! You promised to be home early tonight. You fly to the car, drive like a maniac to get home as soon as possible and walk in the door.  Only to be greeted by lots of noisy people wanting your attention!  Read more

Once upon a time, I was speaking at a conference in my favourite wellness resort (The Hyatt at Coolum) and to my delight one of the other speakers was Billy Graham. No - not the long dead evangelist! But close! This Billy is from New Zealand, an ex-boxing New Zealand and Australasian title holder and one of the most fascinating people - and dynamic speakers - I have met. Read more

An Affair With Work

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Have you ever wondered if your partner is having an affair? Long hours; home late from work; fewer phone calls; less conversation. Signs that make you think something is wrong.

Well, they may not be having an affair with another person but they may be having an affair with their work! This idea emerged during a discussion with a female friend of mine some time ago. We were talking about the dynamics of her relationship with her husband. Both had been working full time until they decided the relationship needed someone to pay attention to it; so she sold her business, and he was going to be home earlier and travel overseas less. Read more



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