Do You Have a ‘Techy’ Detox Day?

I have previously written about technology and the mixed bag it brings us….if you’re like me it will be a bit of a love and hate relationship…mostly love but sometimes it’s just all too much tech to handle. As a single mum, who runs a business and also runs a charity in her ‘spare’ time, yes the word spare is utilised very loosely indeed as time is at a premium in my life. I feel I have the ability to...

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The Piano That Really Struck Accord

“Ohh Really?, oh dear, no that’s not good but perhaps there’s a reason, I’ll go and have a chat with them” I heard myself trying to be empathetic with my neighbour’s woeful tale…a part of me, well actually, a great deal of me was completely distracted. A piano outside one of the houses…the new neighbours who had just moved in a couple of days ago clearly didn’t want it anymore; perhaps they didn’t have space for it? I guess they...

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Precious Time, Precious Life

I don’t believe that there is anyone on the planet that would disagree with the title of this blog.               Not a day goes by when someone doesn’t mention more time or better quality of life.  Yet we also hear ‘life is what you make it ‘ it’s a term that is very familiar and well utilised….so do we actually take this advice or have we stopped hearing it because it’s so familiar…you know, the ‘part of the...

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The Margins of Ceremony

So there we were… On Skype…sorting out a technical issue...it’s always nice to be able to see the person you are engaging with right? Well that was the issue. Once we finished tampering, Catherine and I got down to the business of fine tuning our Well-being event. Both like two exceptionally excited children with more ideas than time!! Does that happen to you too? It’s so easy to get over-enthusiastic about a subject that you are passionate about. We are...

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What’s Your Soul Food?

In today’s world we seem to be rushing around… doing things that ‘should’ be done and I have found that there are many who don’t make time for their Soul…when I ask them what their Soul Food is, I get a blank look, now 9 times out of 10 this means that they don’t have soul food, the other 1 out of 10 just think I’m a few sandwiches short of a picnic.   It worries me to know… …that...

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Open Book

So, this is me… …on first impressions people usually see me as a confident and positive person and they are right; I am confident because I am happy with whom I am and I thrive to be positive, always. Those who attend my training or are coached by me have described me as inspirational and interesting, that’s really nice to hear and I feel blessed to know that I am inspiring others by being myself…an ultimate compliment in my opinion....

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Elders With Attitude

Elders with attitude! I love people watching, do you do that too sometimes?   You can learn so much by watching others behaviours, interactions ad responses (or non-response). We as human beings are rather fun and interesting to watch and most of us do love watching others and how life situations affect them.   Their reactions and interactions, in some way, provide us with a little comfort…   …that we are ‘normal’ or the we aren’t the ‘only ones’ or...

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“Close your eyes, close your eyes…

“Close your eyes, close your eyes…   …now close em!!” (John Keating) So what do you see? There have been so many occasions when a client informs me that they cannot visualise as they aren’t’ that way inclined. The truth is, everyone is visual to a certain extent, we don’t think or dream in words and numbers, we think and dream in pictures….why don’t you try it right now by thinking back to what you did yesterday. When we recount...

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Action Planning and The Really Big Stuff

Now I have written quite a bit around this topic, but believe it or not, there’s still more that I want to add as this is the make or break of you achieving all that you aspire to. You know, I have been thinking about the terminology of this particular topic and I wonder if like some of my clients you too have a block on the words action plan? If you do, let’s deal with that right away!  ...

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Who’s Listening?

This is a question with many facets  (hmm…I may cover each one over the course of our communications, let’s see how I go). Firstly, who really listens to you when you need a good sturdy sounding board…preferably one that doesn’t interrupt whilst you’re in flow? Are you a good listener for your friends, family, colleagues, team members?   I think you will agree… That everyone needs a good listener at certain times in their life with its ups and downs....

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