Digital – Desired or Detested

The power of the digital world is around us all the time, as our lives become more and more driven by technology our requirement and need to embrace technology increases. The speed by which we can communicate with people no matter where they might be is phenomenal, our worlds can come together in a split […]

The Life of a Yoga Widow

February 3, 2017

The Life of a Yoga Widow

When your partner decides to follow a deep rooted long standing desire to become a qualified yoga instructor, the obvious choice is to embrace the idea and be totally supportive- right. Some 4 weeks into a 12 week programme, what have I learnt and what impact has this decision had on me… I have learnt […]

Trust Your Instincts

September 28, 2016

Trust Your Instincts

This year was always destined to be a big year for me, from the very outset I knew that a number of things would change across most areas of my life. That said I possibly didn’t expect the changes to continue half way through the year or be to such a significant level (in my […]

Time for Change

August 31, 2016

Time for Change

It’s been an amazing seven days, I have been lucky enough to spend them on the beautiful island of Antigua with my partner as part of my celebration year having turned 50 in January (gulp)… Tis true…. A time to totally chill, to enjoy the incredible hospitality and good upbeat honest nature of the local […]

Battling the big boys with NLP

We’ve all been there. We’ve all found ourselves at the mercy of the big boys – be it a bank or financial organisation, a utility, a land developer, even a retail organisation – and the temptation to lie down and take it can be very appealing. The problem with that is how we justify that […]

Beginnings and Endings

August 10, 2016

Beginnings and Endings

‘You only grow by ending some things and beginning others. Even if these beginnings and endings are illusions.’ The World According to Garp, John Irving, (1978). When I first saw that at 18 I thought it was the most profound thing I’d ever read, despite not really getting it. The book is still a favourite, […]

Change the Input, Change the Outcome

So nowadays – if you’re down with the kids – a bit of banter is ‘bantz’ … and if something is not quite right it’s ‘peak’ … and the meaning of ‘Netflix and chill’ should be clear (as it’s obvs) … and yes, sometimes it’s like speaking in a completely different tongue. Only, we (the […]

When Life Sucks…

June 6, 2016

When Life Sucks…

Life can be tough, there’s no denying. Sometimes it feels as if living is an elusive art that only years of practice will ensure expert status. Actually – looking at that last sentence … if we remove the word ‘elusive’ we have a pretty accurate statement: life does take practice. Well … a satisfying and […]

NLP by Any Other Name

May 30, 2016

NLP by Any Other Name

So Confucius invented NLP. Well maybe … and he certainly didn’t come up with a title as twentieth century as Neuro Linguistic Programming. It was much simpler than that. Reading about a new book describing the tenets of the Chinese philosophers struck a real chord. The book seeks to show how simple Confucius, Mencius and […]

More than Words

May 23, 2016

More than Words

NLP and its magic came in very useful recently when I had to spend a weekend in a relative’s home in Germany. It’s a very nice house, one of those ‘kit builds’ the Europeans began to go mad for in the early-1990s. It is airy, sunny and situated in a lovely village not far from […]