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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The Very Busy Person’s Action Plan (No. 3)

3. Action planning to keep you on track: 24/07/2014 (Hanna’s Graduation, yes it's still the same morning!) Last time I talked to you about ensuring you factor in the ‘values’ in order to help you keep to your action planning. If your action plan does not reflect your values stuff and time is not allocated to this, it quite simply will not work because it does not motivate you. The second thing your action plan should be doing is keeping...

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The Very busy Person’s Action Plan (No.2)

  2. Action Planning...Getting realistic 24/07/2014  05.45 am (Graduation Day, yes, still an ungodly hour but I thought I’d get this down whilst it’s fresh in my mind) Last time  I broached the subject of action planning and its potential downfall…I also left you with a few questions…did you get your answers? Here they are again, just in case: Do you have an Action Plan? If not, how do you prioritise daily, weekly, monthly and into the future? If you...

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The Very Busy Person’s Action Plan (No.1)

1. The very busy person’s action plan…and its potential downfall! 5.23am 24 July 2014 ( Hanna’s Graduation day!!) At this point you are probably looking at your computer screen and asking (perhaps shouting? nah!)   “What is the very busy person’s action plan and why would it be a potential downfall?”   As you can see above, I wrote this quite some time ago at an ungodly hour on the basis that I would forget this wonderful thought. I was rushing around...

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Stirring Statistics on Parenting

  Statistics paint a bleak picture. Today I have been reading lots of statistics around parenting from within the UK and America and it seems that Single parent statistics look grim in different ways BUT both seem to maintain that these children are more likely to live in poverty and are more likely to suffer abuse...the rest of the picture doesn't look too great overall either!! Now I am a very reasonable person but I do take offense to this,...

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