Gifts sometimes come in strange packages.
He could have arrived to pomp, surrounded by opulence and servants. But he arrived in a stable, surrounded by animals.
I had clinical depression many years ago. Tough for me. Possibly even tougher for... Read more »
It’s a funny thing, saying ‘no’. Most of us need to do it from time to time and yet most of us shy away.
Trouble is, when we avoid saying ‘no’, whilst we may be temporarily keeping others... Read more »
I was chatting recently about the possibility of coaching someone’s husband. She mentioned his reluctance, his ‘pride’ and that he may not want to be labelled as ‘needing help’. Interesting. Because that’s not how coaching is. It’s simply about bringing... Read more »
Imagine the scene. A blustery seaside town on the Isle of Man. A concert hall full of singers of all types and their supporters. Excitement and trepidation rising at the final of the Festival of Choirs competition. Then hush. The... Read more »
It’s Autumn. The leaves are turning brilliant colours of scarlet, amber, copper and gold. A time of letting go.
I wonder what Autumn means to us, and the things we may need to let go of? It might be as... Read more »
Have you ever thought of coaching? Today’s post is to help you decide if coaching is right for you.
Coaching helps you make the changes you need to make so you lead a fulfilling personal and professional life that allows... Read more »
What do you think it takes to stay happy and healthy?
Riches? Glamour? Career success?
Robert Waldinger, the director of the longest-ever study on happiness, has the answer. The Harvard Study of Adult Development has been following 700 people from... Read more »
Do you procrastinate?
If so, welcome. This post is for you!
The reason I am writing about procrastination is that so many of us seem to suffer from this. That sense of ‘stuckness’, not being able to move forward with... Read more »
Life is precious.
In the last two days I have had emails about two individuals who are both facing life-threatening – and probably terminal – medical conditions.
In the last three months, the UK has faced three separate terrorism attacks. ... Read more »
The concept has gained lots of popularity in recent years. Not surprising, really. It’s been shown that mindfulness aids calm, helps you overcome anxiety and depression, and can lead to great optimism and positive mood. It also increases your... Read more »