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The Art of Being Nicole

Posted by Kristy Rackham on Thursday, October 18, 2012, In : Inspiration & Motivation 
From a distance the works appear to be detailed paintings that baffle the mind in their intricacy and detail.  Looking closely, hidden delights and surprises creep into focus.  Tiny people, far away places, animals and insects give a hint of the treasures and traumas that can be found when we delve into our own unconscious mind.  The amazing artworks found inside the pages of "Head Space" are direct from the original head space of Sunshine Coast artist Nicole Verwey-Baker.

All works are c...
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Kristy's EXAM TIPS that WORK!

Posted by Kristy Rackham on Sunday, September 23, 2012, In : Study Tips & Info 


Hello fellow students! 

Ahhh its that time again... the testing exam period where we get to 'prove' to the powers that be that we know our stuff.  Well, that's one way of looking at it.  I prefer to perceive exams as an opportunity to see how much I've learned, and where I may have weaknesses that I can bring up to speed in the future. If we go in hating the exam, its more than likely the exam will hate us back!!

Like everything, our perception determines our experience.  If we resent exams an...

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How to Bend Time To Your Will

Posted by Kristy Rackham on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, In : Study Tips & Info 

I have been musing over the idea of space/time relativity this morning...  I hear you say you "what!  Why? "...Well, we are all familiar with the sensation of never having enough time when you really want to get heaps done!  Time seems to speed up.  Yet when there's nothing to do, it crawls along like a snail on leaf.

I set out this morning with a hundred things to do (no, really, Im not exaggerating!) and only a day to do them all.  As I went about my business, or rather my 'busy-ness', the ...
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You will love me for telling you about this!!

Posted by Kristy Rackham on Monday, September 26, 2011, In : Study Tips & Info 
I'm sitting at Sweethearts Cafe in Eudlo enjoying my excellent latte and the groovy atmos, chatting about life with the lovely Helena, and surfing the net.... multitasking at its best!!  With a little 'kid free' time on my hands I thought I'd tell you about something I've found that I know you will LOVE!

As students, we are required to read, read and read some more!  The trouble is, it's mostly text books, journal articles and essays and I don't know about you, but I get a bit over reading the...
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WHAT DOES STRESS DO TO YOUR HEAD SPACE?

Posted by Kristy Rackham on Thursday, September 22, 2011, In : Meditation & Mindfulness 

Hi All!   I'm very happy and priveleged to welcome our very first guest expert to Head Space today!  Who is this mysterious VIP you ask?!  He's an expert in the field of wellness, health and fitness, all the way from California, USA, and he's here to share with us the in's and out's about what actually happens to our mind and body when we're strung out and stressed to the max!
 
Welcome Howard VanEs of www.mystressproofing.com , great to have you with us!  

Read to the end people ... there's a F...


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RAISING THE BAR

Posted by Kristy Rackham on Monday, May 30, 2011, In : Meditation & Mindfulness 

A friend sent me this little blog piece called Seth's Blog today - I thought given that exams are only a week or so away, this might be pertinent for us all.

I am constantly assessing and reassessing the type of person I am, and want to be moving forward in life.  I try where possible to give my best, to work efficiently, but always strive for continual improvement.  These days, my goal is to excel whilst creating a personally sustainable life.  Sometimes this means raising the bar, other days...
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*F*R*E*E* EXAM STRESSBUSTER WORKSHOP

Posted by Kristy Rackham on Saturday, May 14, 2011, In : Study Tips & Info 

WOO HOO!  Don't you just LOVE exams?!  Believe it or not, I'm one of those weirdo's who does!  I love the edge, the anticipation, the experience of pushing myself that little bit further, and the knowledge that no matter what, its one less step I have to take to completing my degree! :)

But, I know that many of us find exams stressful and difficult, so I've teamed up with the University of the Sunshine Coast again this semester to help you get through and learn to love exams too!

Come along, in...
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Mindfulness Education Movement is here...Are YOU ready?

Posted by Kristy Rackham on Friday, February 4, 2011, In : Education 

Hello Friends,

Mindfulness has taken a front row seat in the psychological and traditional medical environments in the last couple of years... and it is gaining momentum.  It's reach is extending now into our education system, and it's about time! 

This month, I have written an article about this phenomenen which I like to call the Mindfulness Education Movement (MEM) that is sweeping across Europe and the United States... it has just reached our shores and is revolutionising the way we view l...
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Dare to Dream!

Posted by Kristy Rackham on Saturday, December 11, 2010, In : General 
Well, 2010 has been a massive year hasn't it?  I can't believe how quickly time has passed us by, and how much we have achieved, learned and experienced along the way. 

I know many of you have had a year packed with pretty huge challenges and some amazing highs... Nicole and I have experience the same.  Publishing Head Space this year has been a life long dream of mine, and Nic has completed her first full collection of sensational collage artwork. 

To accomplish my personal goal dispi...


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New Collage Art Packs a Visual Punch

Posted by Kristy Rackham on Monday, October 25, 2010, In : Media Releases 

Head Space Artist, Nicole Verwey-Baker

The Sunshine Coast will get its first glimpse of new artwork by rising star Nicole Verwey-Baker on Thursday 18 November at 5pm when she reveals her stunning recycled paper collage collection inspired by the book “Head Space-Meditate Your Way to Study Success”.

Nicole has been an artist since a young girl, but has only recently begun working with collage.  The collage collection is composed of over 20 individual works on canvas of varying sizes and each...
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It's HERE!!!

Posted by Kristy Rackham on Monday, October 25, 2010, In : The Book 
OMG ! Its finally here in my hot little hands - the very first copy of the very first print run of my very first book!! 

I was sooo nervous opening the package.  It was wrapped first in a post pac, then cardboard box, then bubble wrap, then paper and then plastic...talk about building the anticipation!!!   It was like being the only player in a game of pass the parcel and I'm the WINNER!!!

It looks fantastic!
Great new cover with Nicole's amazing artwork grabbing your attention from the moment...

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LAUNCH DATE ANNOUNCED

Posted by Kristy Rackham on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, In : The Book 
Hey all... so excited to tell you that the Book Launch and Art Exhibition date is confirmed!! YAY!

Set aside Thursday, 18 November, 2010 from 5pm to 7pm for a fantastic night with likeminded people. 



Learn about how I came to write the book, and be the first to clap eyes on Nicole's amazing collage masterpieces inspired by Head Space's content.

You'll also be the first to hear about our innovative new "Visualise This School's Program" based on the book, which is set to become an education revol...
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60,000 THOUGHTS A DAY - 5 quick ways to cancel out 'white noise'!

Posted by Kristy Rackham on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, In : Meditation & Mindfulness 
Ever heard of 'white noise'?  It's what I call the loud fuzz of incessant chatter that kicks off in your brain the minute you sit down to get some head space. It’s as if you are surrounded by a thousand TVs all tuned in to different channels blaring at you all at once about crazy stuff at a million kilometres an hour. Let me demonstrate:

I need to staple my assignment, NOW!
This meditation stuff doesn’t work.
I really don’t want to be doing this right now, it’s such a beautiful da...


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We Learn By Our Mistakes, Or Do We?!

Posted by Kristy Rackham on Saturday, August 21, 2010, In : General 
I've been contemplating the idea of mistakes... we've been told by those who are apparently wiser and more worldly that 'we learn by our mistakes'.  However, it strikes me, as I look at my beautiful children while they sleep, that perhaps there is NO SUCH THING AS A MISTAKE.

To believe that we learn by a mistake is to assume that we have done something wrong in the first place, that our choices and actions have resulted in a negative consequence.  My thoughts arise from the fact that I did not...
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USC ORIENTATION WEEK - Come visit us in person and learn about Head Space for Students

Posted by Kristy Rackham on Monday, July 19, 2010, In : General 

Hello hello!  So, I found out that there are a few people that do actually read this blog, YAY!... so here I am again! 

Happy and excited to tell you that Head Space will be at the University of the Sunshine Coast Community Day TOMORROW, TUESDAY 20TH JULY from 930pm to 2.30pm

Drop in and say hi to Nicole and myself and hear a bit more about how you can use Head Space to get an edge on your studies and have a really successful semester, in all ways!  We're looking forward to meeting everyone...
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USC STUDENTS DE-STRESS WITH HEAD SPACE

Posted by Kristy Rackham on Saturday, June 19, 2010, In : Media Releases 

University of the Sunshine Coast students have had some help to de-stress during the lead up to exams this semester in the form of free “Head Space - Stress Less” seminars.  These interactive lectures teach students ways to reduce anxiety and stress, and enhance their capacity for information retention and recall.

The “Head Space - Stress Less” seminars are based on content from a new book called He...


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HEAD SPACE IN PAPERBACK OUT NOW!

Posted by Kristy Rackham on Saturday, June 19, 2010, In : The Book 
YAY!!!  Finally, the paperback version of Head Space is available at an online book store near you!!

To get your real live copy of Head Space today, Click here.

I am working frantically getting the paperback into shops on the Sunshine Coast to start with... happy to contact other distributors in other locations (including internationally) so if you know of anyone who would be interested in stocking Head Space, just shoot me an email.

If you have any feedback on the book content, please don't hes...
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Paperback Delays

Posted by Kristy Rackham on Tuesday, June 15, 2010, In : The Book 
Hi all... I hope some of you have not lost patience with me and have occasionally checked in to see what's happening with the paperback release.  I've had huge delays and interruptions which have been testing my patience, control issues and general state of head space!!!    Ttalk about practising what I preach!! 

There has got to be a reason, they say... who 'they' are I'm not entirely sure, but its the only thing that has kept me from losing the plot!  First my laptop died.  So I borrowed a ...
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Get Your Head Space E-BOOK now!

Posted by Kristy Rackham on Sunday, May 23, 2010, In : The Book 
HEAD SPACE AVAILABLE NOW IN E-BOOK
MULTI FORMATS
AT SMASHWORDS!

You can sample Head Space for free and purchase your ebook at: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/14523

I'm really excited to publish my first e-book!  It's been a very intense and very steep learning curve but I got there....the paperback is almost ready too.   I'm really loving technology at the moment.  The fact that anyone, anywhere can get their work and their message out there globally is fantastic and revolutionary to say ...

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EXAMS - QUICK DE-STRESS

Posted by Kristy Rackham on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, In : Study Tips & Info 

I have an exam Friday and am flat out using the techniques in the book to get myself across the line - as I type I have a 2.5 year old hanging off my arm, and my one year old raiding the kitchen draws!  If ever I needed "head Space' it is now!  So to keep myself on the leve, I am using the little quick de-stress technique below... give it a go!

Try this: Remember to Breathe...Stop what you are doing right now... ignore everything for the count of four, deep, long, slow breathes.  Focus entirel...


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Study Success - what the &#*$ is it?

Posted by Kristy Rackham on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, In : Study Tips & Info 
I had a full 24 hours entirely on my own this weekend - what a rare luxury!  I didn't do any work or study for an entire day!  WOW! My little ones visited Mum and Dad for a minibreak and I spent the time absolutely responsibility free. I can't remember the last time I allowed myself to do whatever I felt like, when I felt like it, but it was a wonderful, heavenly RELIEF and just the thing to get my creative juices flowing fast and free again. 

In that wonderfully blissful quiet time with just...
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LIKE CHOCOLATE FOR WOMEN AUTHORS FIND HEAD SPACE

Posted by Kristy Rackham on Monday, April 19, 2010, In : Media Releases 

-- Media Release --

 

LIKE CHOCOLATE FOR WOMEN AUTHORS FIND HEAD SPACE

 

Kim Morrison and Fleur Whelligan, authors of the Sunshine Coast’s newest literary sensation “Like Chocolate for Women”, have contributed a little ‘head space’ to their many other successful endeavours.   Head Space - Meditate Your Way to Study Success’, is a new publication written by Kristy Lee Rackham and illustrated by Nicole Verwey-Baker due for release on 1 June, 2010. It includes a specially writ...


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Welcome to "Head Space-meditate your way to study success"!

Posted by Kristy Rackham on Saturday, April 17, 2010, In : General 

Hi and welcome to 'Head Space - meditate your way to study success'.  Thanks for checking us out!  

I guess I want to start by saying that the great thing about this lovely book is that its not just for students at school or uni, it is great for 'students of life' too!    You just have to be interested in finding your own 'piece of peace' which will in turn reduce physical and mental stress and enhance your general wellbeing.

You may have read that the book will be released on 1 June 2010.  It ...


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Kristy Lee Rackham Full time parent, part-time nursing student, writer, key-note speaker, facilitator, entrepreneur... I subscribe to the belief that if you're clever with your time and where you put your energy, you CAN have the cake and eat it too! Still working on what flavour to make the cake though! My passion is creating... creating anything, in any form makes me happy! My goal is to lead my children (and others!) by example... its a big task and Im learning so much about myself through their eyes. As they grow, so do I! Most importantly, I want to show them that if you have a dream, you can achieve it with a bit of dedication, discipline, guts and a belief that anything is possible. So I guess that I want to teach them to create as well... create their own destiny! Email me at headspacebook@gmail.com, I'd love to hear from you.
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