Let me live, love, and say it well
in good sentences

SYLVIA PLATH.

Celebrate imperfection

Celebrate imperfection

Yesterday I was sitting at the hairdressers and on the wall next to me was a large advertising poster.  It was of a beautiful young woman with gorgeous hair and with her arms up, exposing her underarms. But what extraordinarily perfect underarms! I couldn't stop...

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Do you procrastinate?

Do you procrastinate?

Do you procrastinate? I’m a pretty organized person but there are things on my “To Do” list that never seem to get done and that I keep transferring from one list to the next. Every time I get to them, I choose to do something that is more appealing, even if it’s just...

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Peaceful is my garden

Peaceful is my garden

The sampler in this picture was given to me by my late sister and it hangs above my desk at home. I think that it dates back to the 1800s and I often wonder about the person who embroidered it. Was it a rebellious young girl who was required to demonstrate her...

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6 steps to deal with anxiety

6 steps to deal with anxiety

I’m not normally an anxious person, but over the past few weeks I have struggled with anxiety. It has been a good thing because it has helped me understand more about this emotion and how to cope with it, and I hope I’ll be able to support my anxious clients and...

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It’s SISU

It’s SISU

Last month I went to this fascinating talk by Pieter van Kets who has completed a heap of crazy adventures including rowing across the Atlantic single-handed and finishing the Centenary Race to the South Pole. I can’t stop thinking about how impossible these feats...

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Taking the plunge

Taking the plunge

Every morning in summer I swim in the tidal pool below our home. It’s a piece of paradise, full of magical sea anemones and tiny rock fish, and surrounded by big boulders and the crashing waves of the open sea. On sunny days, the cobalt sky hugs the glorious blue line...

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What do you want to achieve in 2019?

What do you want to achieve in 2019?

Every year we make a bunch of new year resolutions but rarely stop to reflect on and celebrate the year that we have just completed. Why not leave 2018 with a proper farewell by taking a look back and answering these questions? Writing the answers down in a journal is...

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12 Ways to put the Happy back into Christmas

12 Ways to put the Happy back into Christmas

Has HAPPY has gone out of Christmas? It has become endless jingle bells crooned over shopping mall intercoms, a mad rush to buy and wrap presents, pressure to buy chocolates and cookies and cakes that we don’t need and shouldn’t eat, Christmas markets selling tat and...

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10 Tips To Build Your Confidence

10 Tips To Build Your Confidence

In my coaching I often find confidence, or rather the lack of it, is a major factor in preventing my clients from achieving their goals. By confidence I mean the belief in one’s ability to succeed. Confidence isn’t the same as self-esteem which refers to the general...

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Future proofing young children

Future proofing young children

I’ve just spent a wonderfully special month with my young grandsons and their creative parents. It has had me thinking about how hard it is to bring up children today. I’m particularly thinking about how many difficult decisions parents must make, the time constraints...

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