Prelude: Those two little words ix Introduction: Why screwing up is a really good thing xiii Part I: The Foundations: Clarity: Who am I and what do I want? 1 1 Feelings and emotions: Welcome to the upside: please leave your umbrella at the door 5 2 Aligned decision making: Rediscovering your inner Smart Girl 23 3 Personal beliefs and self-confidence: The world is a scary place. Oh, hang on ... it's not 37 4 Vision and purpose: What the hell am I even building here? 59 Part II: The Inside Job: Connection: Creating a thriving mind, body and spirit 79 5 Physical health and energy levels: Why yoga rocks 83 6 Mental health and resilience: Silence the verbally incontinent b**ch in your head 97 7 Gut health and intuition: I think my sixth sense is broken 113 8 Hormones and moods: Enter the red tent 131 9 Yin and Yang energy balance: How do I wake up my Braveheart? 151 Part III: The Outside Job: Confidence: Unapologetically being who you want to be in the world 165 10 Home and places: Change what I see to change me 169 11 Friendships and support networks: Set up your tribe 189 12 Leisure and play: Relearning how to play 209 13 Creativity and learning: Stage a creative coup 225 14 Work and finances: How to create a career you don't want to escape from: a Q&A 241 15 Relationships and family: The L word 269 Conclusion: The Golden Glue 287 Where to seek help if you have mental health challenges 291 Further reading, learning and thinking list 293 Where to next? 299 Acknowledgements 301 About the author 305 Index 307
BELLA ZANESCO is a life and wellbeing strategist, a world champion sailor, and a philanthropist working to give people the tools they need to become fully expressed leaders in their lives and careers.