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Getting Unstuck

When we’re reaching for a goal, whether getting fit, growing a business, learning a musical instrument or a language, from time to time we just get stuck.   For example, to get fit we might go to a gym where we’re given a programme, we... Read More

If You Could Change Just One Thing

Many people recognise that they need to change some aspect of their life in order to achieve their life goals. So why don’t they? It’s not that they’re not serious about wanting to change. They’re simply not ready to hear the real... Read More

When You Look Back 3 Years From Now

By the time you read this Spring will have sprung and we’ll be heading into Summer. The seasons change year in, year out. The only constant in our world is change. The climate will continue to change as it has throughout the planet’s existence.... Read More

Just One (Small) Step At A Time

Did you make a New Year Resolution? If you did, statistically the likelihood of your achieving it is pretty small. Often this is because the change we want to make is just too big for our brain to take on board. Our inbuilt fight-or-flight response is... Read More

New Resolutions - Why Wait For The New Year

The idea of observing the New Year started in 2000 BC in Mesopotamia, celebrated mid-March around the vernal equinox. The calendar then had only ten months, beginning with March. Around 700 BC January and February were added and the New Year moved to... Read More

Learn from Marcus Aurelius how to keep calm

Carry On Keeping Calm!  Emperor of Rome from 161 to 180 AD Marcus Aurelius kept a journal subsequently published as his “Meditations”. I love finding old wisdom that is as applicable to our times as to when it was first written. Here are a few quotations (various... Read More

Understand and expanding my comfort zone

Written from just outside my comfort zone This is a lesson in progress about understanding my comfort zone and how I may expand it. I am inspired by Carol Kirkpatrick, a coach and mentor in the world of classical singing and whose article “Expanding... Read More