Cortnie's Thoughts

September 6, 2017

In a world that runs off of internet socialising and relationships, it’s becoming more and more apparent how less connected people actually are. Although the statistics show that the average person looks at their phone 80-150 times a day and are on social media for 1.5...

August 31, 2017

This book is incredibly fascinating. It carefully explains how the brain continuously transforms throughout our lives and is capable of changing, overcoming disabilities, learning and recovering. The main concept behind the book is that the brain itself is plastic and...

August 3, 2017

If I had to choose the most important lesson I have learnt over the past three years of living in Australia, having completely uprooted my life, it would be to: love yourself. Would you say that you love yourself right now? If not, maybe a few of these tips will help t...

August 3, 2017

This was the first book I’ve read by Bréne Brown and I am very intrigued with her work now. She is incredibly intelligent and really makes you think about concepts in a different way. At least that’s how I felt reading this book.

This book had lots of great information...

June 2, 2017

The word resilient is thrown around a lot these days but for a good reason. Being mentally resilient helps with your overall happiness in life. Our society today has a higher dependency on instant gratification, resulting in resilience itself changing and people need i...

May 31, 2017

This novel is about a neurosurgeon who is in his last year of residency when he finds out that he has stage four lung cancer. The novel is written by Paul Kalanithi, the neurosurgeon. It is an intense, realistic story that pulls in readers to understand, to a certain e...

May 2, 2017

 It's such a simple thing to do and yet if you get into the habit of doing it, it will change your outlook on life. This scientifically backed tool is amazing. Start doing it today and notice the change in your headspace and life. 

May 2, 2017

As I’ve gotten older I often reflect on my parent’s parenting skills. I don’t do it to judge and critique but instead it’s the complete opposite. I’m finding that the older I get the more I appreciate and am beginning to understand how hard parenting is and how lucky I...

May 2, 2017

The Alchemist is an internationally best-selling novel about a shepherd boy who has a recurring dream and decides to set out to fulfil his own personal legend. There are many great lessons within the book but I’d like to focus on one.

Fate is a funny word that people ei...

April 1, 2017

Have you ever stopped to think what your perfect life would consist of? How different would it be to the life that you currently have?

When you think about your magnificent life have you considered doing something for work that you are actually passionate about? If you...

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