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Learn to Dance on a Moving Carpet: How to create a balanced and meaningful life

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Kick start yourself into action and achieve balance and resilience in your life.

In today's busy fast-changing world many people feel they have lost their way and struggle with the aspects of everyday life. In this quick 'go to' self-help guide psychologist Jacky Dakin packages up key concepts and actions for everyday coping.

Jacky sees life as a moving carpet that we need to be able to stand steadily on despite the shifts and shakes in its rhythm. If we become more self-aware, flexible and open to new experiences as we dance our journey through life we will more readily learn that there are simple strategies to cope with unexpected twists and turns.

Based on more than 25 years’ experience and feedback from a range of counselling and coaching clients, this book contains easy-to-digest practical advice and information along with exercises and inspirational quotes to help you find greater meaning and purpose in your life.


  • About the Author
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Self Awareness: The Key to a Better Life - How to know yourself better
  • Chapter 2. Fortify Your Physical and Mental Fitness - How to keep your mind and body strong and healthy
  • Chapter 3. Sleep Soundly - How to get a good night's sleep
  • Chapter 4. Throw Away Negative Thoughts - How to think more positively
  • Chapter 5. Stay Stress Savvy - How to better manage life's stressors
  • Chapter 6. Become Fearless - How to cope with anxiety
  • Chapter 7. Rise Above the Dark Clouds - How to survive despite depression
  • Chapter 8. When the Going Gets Tough

Author Bio:

Jacky Dakin is an experienced psychologist, organisational development consultant, facilitator and executive coach. She is a regular guest presenter and keynote speaker at seminars and conferences, runs her own organisational consulting business, coupled with a private practice in clinical and counselling psychology. She is also a principal of a coaching consortium with professional colleagues.

She has a passion for helping people be the best they can whether personally or professionally. One of her greatest joys is when she sees her clients turn a corner and start overcoming their own particular obstacles. They can then make the positive changes which move them closer towards their own definition of success.

Jacky is active on several boards and committees, regularly mentors younger colleagues and students, and volunteers for various organisations. She has co-authored a successful book 'Short Poppies Can Grow: Confidence at Work' and a recently published e-book 'How to be successful despite yourself: Don't Kill Your Hamster'. She was formerly a regular co-columnist in the South Australian Advertiser, Saturday Review.

Jacky is a past finalist in the Telstra Business Woman of the Year and is a registered Marriage Celebrant.


Learn to Dance on a Moving Carpet: How to create a balanced and meaningful life

Author: Jacky Dakin

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