This thing in you…..

This thing in you…..

Do you have a thing in you that keeps niggling to be heard? Something you would love to do, 'if only'. Something you keep pushing to the back of your mind and finding ways to ignore it?  Whatever you do to suppress it somehow it keeps finding a way through all the...

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A Daily Spark: Autobiography in 5 Chapters

A Daily Spark: Autobiography in 5 Chapters

I'm in the middle of a 2 week writing course at the moment and loving it.  It's being run by Beth Kempton who is the author of amongst other things Freedom Seeker. Live More. Worry Less. Do what you love, a book I reviewed recently. At the start of each daily session...

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Freedom Seeker. Book Review.

Freedom Seeker. Book Review.

"This book is to remind you what it's like to feel free...." a sentence in the prologue to Freedom Seeker. Live More. Worry Less. Do what you love.  that really got me thinking. Just this one sentence evoked a whole raft of questions which are still going round in my...

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Quietening Your Inner Critic.

Quietening Your Inner Critic.

Several years ago I wrote a self-coaching guide to Quietening Your Inner Critic. It is one of the most common issues that comes up in my coaching work at one point or another and it was a very popular download. Over the last few weeks I've been revisiting some of the...

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The Man in the Arena: an inspirational quote.

The Man in the Arena: an inspirational quote.

Last night I joined an #OTalk Research which was focused on rejection. Something which all of us will have encountered at some point. Whether it is an idea, something we've written, a grant we've applied for, an exam we've taken. Last night on the Twitter chat I...

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Flying into the dark.

Flying into the dark.

The nights are drawing in and it's midway through lockdown 2. It started to get dark at 4.30 today. Our hens are tootling off to bed around 4.30 instead of the 9.30 of mid summer. I have a real sense that it's going to be a long old winter. How are things going for...

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Allowing me to be me…

Allowing me to be me…

I was introduced to the music of Alexia Chellun by Dawn Breslin from Harmonizing. This morning I discovered this truly beautiful song, 'Allowing me to be me".  It was one of those moments when a song quite literally stopped me in my tracks. It demanded to be listened...

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A share: let the tears come

A share: let the tears come

It's not often I use a whole post to share someone else's writing but today I'm going to. A while ago I joined Tara Mohr's course Playing Big and have reviewed her book, Playing Big. Practical wisdom for women who want to speak up, create, and lead.  I love her work...

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Treating yourself with compassion

Treating yourself with compassion

I know, at the moment, key workers are working flat out trying to keep services operational and people alive. Time is limited and the pressure is great. What I also know is the huge amount of stress people are living and working with at the moment. We are already...

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Living in bubbles

Living in bubbles

Over the last few days I've been thinking a lot about bubbles because at the moment it feels like I'm living in bubbles. Pockets of self-contained space floating around each other. Some days, like at the moment, my whole day is a bubble shared with my husband. Other...

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