May 14, 2018

I recently listened to Oprah Winfrey interviewing Thich Nhat Hanh, a monk who has practiced mindfulness for many years and written books on a variety of subjects, including listening.

He spoke of the healing power of listening, where you are in the moment with someone,...

May 14, 2018

I recently listened to Oprah Winfrey interviewing Thich Nhat Hanh, a monk who has practiced mindfulness for many years and written books on a variety of subjects, including listening.

He spoke of the healing power of listening, where you are in the moment with someone,...

April 10, 2018

 “Say you are an idiot or someone dies”, the  man holding a prison guard hostage  screams at the police officer. “I am an idiot”, he replies, “yes you are now tell me how great I am”. Before the officer knows what has happened he is no longer in control. He is a submis...

April 10, 2018

 “Say you are an idiot or someone dies”, the  man holding a prison guard hostage  screams at the police officer. “I am an idiot”, he replies, “yes you are now tell me how great I am”. Before the officer knows what has happened he is no longer in control. He is a submis...

March 17, 2018

I went to see my hairdresser yesterday and watched as she styled an older ladies hair.

After a few moments it became clear the lady had dementia and kept resting her head on the shelf and falling asleep.

The hairdresser styling her hair was patient and kind. She spoke to...

February 25, 2018

We often say words we don’t mean or are clumsy, thoughtless in how we respond to someone, especially if the conversation is an emotional one and you feel in some way you threatened.

We let people “off the hook”, because that’s how they always react or that’s just the wa...

February 9, 2018

When I was growing up I felt different. I wasn’t sure why or how but I just felt I was a little different from everyone else.

My friends were into clothes and how they looked - I wasn’t really.

Then they were into boys - I wasn’t.

Then they were into makeup, heels and han...

January 20, 2018

For the last decade I have had the privilege of talking to people in crisis, where there is a life at risk.

I have also had the honour of coaching people, where they are have their own crisis, not necessarily with a life at risk. I have also coached and taught people ho...

December 30, 2017

It’s the time of year when everyone is getting ready to set new goals.

Perhaps one of these relates to you;
Weight loss
Getting fitter
Earning more money
Finding a new home
Improving relationships
Making more time for friends and family
New job
Starting your own business
Giving...

December 18, 2017

It’s a week until Christmas Day and the festive holidays are under way here in the UK.

For many it is a time to spend with their families and catch up with friends.

But how can we relax and unwind and all “get on” better when many of us feel tired and overworked?. When w...

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