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Journal

Our Journal is filled with recipes, philosophical musings, tools to be a better human, tips for travel, meditation, yoga as well as the latest special offerings and events from The Broad Place

L E T T E R from Jac – Where does the happiness come from?

‘Happiness is your natural state. You don’t have to do anything to acquire it, because you have it already’ says Anthony De Mello (one of my favourite spiritual teachers). So why don’t we feel that way then? I think a contributing factor might be that we apply an acquisition strategy to spirituality and self development.…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Intentional living

When we began to work with the term High Grade Living, it really meant intentional living, elevated to enjoy life at its best. That gorgeous sky as the sun sets, not in the background but being appreciated with your full attention. Being truly present to the conversation with a friend rather than half on your…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Suffering is optional

It’s so desirable to make the ‘right decision’ and so challenging in knowing what the heck that is without all the information available in that moment. I seem to have had a string of things occur these past few years, including the pandemic and a move back to Australia, that created an enormous amount of…
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L E T T E R from Jac – How To Live A Life In Flow

This is really a follow on from yesterday, which was a Letter to you about the challenges that expectations bring into our life, which you can read HERE if you missed. Expectations are anti-flow in nature. Expectations mean we are swimming upstream against reality. Which frankly is tiring.  We all hear about flow, talk about…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Expectations Are Appointments With Disappointments

I find it personally really challenging to not have expectations. My mind is always working away ferociously, painting vivid imagery and so the actions of surrender and letting go have been some of my hardest spiritual work. Once you REALLY begin to become aware of how many expectations the mind is creating, there’s a frustrating…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Remember To Breathe

In truth I found this little Letter sitting on my desktop, and now I am unsure if I have already sent it to you. I work like this, little snippets and notes all over the place, in my phone, journals, books, scraps of paper and in a million files all over my computer. So if…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Know Thy Self

I would also add to power, is the education about oneself. To know oneself is to understand our conditioning and personality, and our habitual ways, our nuanced approach of being in the world. It’s incredibly helpful, as a lot of the time we are the very thing in our own way. We can learn as…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Feeling Overwhelmed?

Can you even fathom this?? In one century, we’ve added 28 years to our average life span – a change so rapid that our brains couldn’t possibly have evolved to accommodate it!! No wonder we are often overwhelmed. So much information, yet less wisdom. More connectivity, less real connection. More opportunity, and yet still more anxiety. …
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L E T T E R from Jac – Time Is Your Most Valuable Commodity

When I am doing Private Mentoring with students, one of my questions when we are working on enhancing creativity, innovation and increasing productivity is to tap through into their subconscious about what they essentially know already is and isn’t working for them. Two of these questions are:  – if for whatever reason, you suddenly lost…
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