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...
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...
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...
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...
Eight blue and white shirts

Eight blue and white shirts

Former US President Barack Obama delivered the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in July. It was a very special occasion as it was the centenary of Mandela’s birth. It was a great speech, but the words that really resonated with me were: “It is too much. All of...