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Change can come about from a chance conversation, a book recommendation or an inspirational quote. “Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.”  Benjamin Disraeli


The importance of celebrations
Wed 22nd November, 2023

Birthday parties are great – cake, savoury finger-food treats, bowls of crisps and other party delights.  We’re used to celebrating someone’s significant age, or life-milestones and achievements.  Yet we are less vocal about our personal rites of passage – our first and last times. I was privileged to be part of a dear friends ‘crone […]

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The Art of Not Winning
Mon 6th November, 2023

What happens when we put ourselves out there, step out of our little modesty bubble and put ourselves forward for a task or an award – and then fail?  It’s not the nicest of feelings to be not wanted, to come second best, or not shortlisted at all.  It’s only natural to have our pride […]

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Benefits of positive thinking
Wed 25th October, 2023

The Mayo Clinic recently reported the health benefits of positive thinking and stopping negative self-talk.  We may have been brought up in an environment of glass-half-empty or culturally surrounded by thinking that limited a positive outlook.  However, just like any other muscle in our body, we can train our minds to move from a negative […]

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Difficult situations – how to deal with them
Tue 10th October, 2023

There’s no choice.  I’ve only one or two options.  I can’t see a way out of this! Common words of despair when we feel we have no choice about a difficult situation or dealing with a difficult person.  But do we really have no choice?  As part of World Mental  Health Day we are reminded […]

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Reflecting Back on Coaching 21 Years Ago
Mon 25th September, 2023

The phone rings – it’s my coaching client calling for their bi-monthly coaching session scheduled for 30 minutes.  Like many Co-Active Coaches in 2002 my coaching sessions tended to last 30 minutes, every 2 or 4 weeks and over 3 to 6 months. A very much ‘little-and-often approach’ to personal development. With headphones on, I […]

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