Permission to pace

Permission to pace

Permission to pace I took the opportunity of Christmas being “cancelled” to plough on with getting my book ready for the deadline with my editor. After a final push, I despatched the manuscript the Saturday before last. And then I fell off a cliff. Not...
Go out of your mind

Go out of your mind

Go out of your mind How are you? This time of year can be challenging at the best of times as you get back into the swing of things after the Christmas break and hunker down given the short winter days. This year, many of us are also dealing once again with national...
Not-so-great expectations?

Not-so-great expectations?

Not-so-great expectations? A few months ago, I wrote a post called Befriend reality about how holding on to expectations about how things should be, rather than how they are, can cause us unnecessary suffering. As I write this, we’re waiting, at least in the UK,...
Decide to choose

Decide to choose

Decide to choose The other day, I watched a talk by Peter Baines, a former forensic specialist and founder of charity Hands Across the Water, a charity set up to help children in Thailand who lost their families and homes as a result of the tsunami in 2004. One...
And breathe…

And breathe…

And breathe… Where is your breath right now? When I ask my coaching clients this, they’re often a bit perplexed. “My nose? My mouth? I’m not sure what you mean.” If you’re also a bit confused by my question, here’s another...