LIFE COACHING TIPS: You Are the Centre of Your Own Universe

Have you ever noticed that, no matter what is going on in your life, there is one common participant in all situations? Have you ever noticed that, regardless of the circumstance or condition playing out in your life, one particular person shows up repeatedly?

If you are with me on this you will have worked out that the person I am referring to is “you”. Pretty interesting, isn’t it?

If this was another scenario and there was a person who habitually showed up in your life who wasn’t “you”, the odds are that you would be very aware. You would most likely be concerned about this person and at some point either confront them or report them to the police. No-body enjoys being at the mercy of a stalker , (at least I wouldn’t think so).

But, weirdly enough, we are not always aware of the central part we play in our own lives. We are not always aware that we are the centre of our own Universe. Read More→

What To Do?

There’s something I must do today,
I can’t remember what

It feels like it’s important,
Not a little,
Quite a lot

Like a monstrous candy flower I should pick and spread with cheer

Or a lazy, laid back lizard I should meet,
Without a fear

Perhaps a scaly dragon I could greet and thus converse,
Or find a twinkling treasure trove and stuff it in my purse,

There’s mountains high and rivers low and deserts fit to cross,
And flower buds with colours glow as trees drip dew and moss Read More→

The Pursuit of Happiness

What does it mean to be happy? I’ve always considered myself a happy person, to the point that it basically became how I defined myself. I grew up with a family that loved me and who were always able to provide for my needs (and most of my wants) as a kid. I played sport, did quite well in school and had an extensive social life all of which I’m sure helped play a part in the confidence, and admittedly lack of concern about where it was all taking me.

Straight out of school I went to Uni and was bright eyed and excited about getting my degree and becoming a professional by the age of 21, fully expecting that I would conquer all challenges before me. Yet as I type this I am a 24 year old who has been to three different Uni’s, studied four different major’s, has a student loan debt that I don’t even want to think about and who, with just a year left to finally get my degree, has once again decided to step away from it all. Read More→

Romantic Love: Is it Real?

Love.

It’s a four letter word and one that, hopefully, our children won’t get into trouble for at school.
But what does it mean?

The word “love” is one of the most freely used words in the english language . It’s also one of the most ambiguous. What is agreed is that the word “love” or more specifically, the concept of “love”, relates to an emotional state which is generally strong and affectionate in nature. Beyond this, “love” is definitely a “many splendoured thing”. It can be used in a myriad of ways, describing the pleasure of a meal; the intimacy of a relationship; the deep bond with our children; the quality of a friendship and the intensity of spiritual devotion. Although each of these “loves” are authentic and qualify for inclusion, each differs in their emotional quality and depth. Read More→

My Interview with Bay FM

Here is my recent interview and talk with Bay FM radio.

Part 1

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Grandma Day!

As a working parent I often berated myself for time not spent with my children. I am probably not alone there. Juggling work ,home and your own expectations and desires of parenting can feel like a constant and imperfect business. My children are now young adults and I have great relationships with all 3 of them. But I do remember that after the delight of hearing I was to be a grandmother, the same thoughts and concerns visited me. “How can I have the relationship I want with my grandchildren, whilst I am still working?”

I was not only working, I was running my own small business. I was also no longer with my husband, so in that sense I needed to work to financially support myself. Read More→

Coaching Quotes & Tips

“Love is the power of magic. Without it you are nothing.You have to let yourself dream. You have to dare to admit what is there in your heart.”

“The Magicians Way” William Whitecloud

“The two most important days in your life are the day you were born..and the day you find out why.”
Mark Twain

Not knowing? You just gotta love it!

I love writing.

One of the things I love about writing is not knowing what I am going to write.

Sometimes, as in the case of freelance articles and blogs, I don’t even know what I am going to write “about”. Which takes “not knowing” to a whole deeper level, as well as the degree of swearing. [If the swearing gets too bad I console myself with the realisation that as a writer it is perfectly natural to experiment with and create new words!] Read More→

Twas the Night Before Christmas…

There was a Christmas poem that I really loved as a child, and still do. Perhaps you know it. It starts like this:

“Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse.”

It goes on to describe :

“ …children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads.”

It’s amazing to think this poem was written by Clement Clarke Moore on, legend has it, Christmas Eve of 1822. It came to him as he was returning on a sleigh from buying a turkey for his family from Greenwich Village, New York. Clement read the poem to his wife and six children and promptly forgot all about it. A friend later submitted it to a New York newspaper. Read More→

THE CREATIVE CYCLE: Powerful Energies We Can Work With

In the creative cycle there are 3 major stages; these being germination, assimilation and completion. Each of these stages has a particular focus and each carries its own inherent energy. One of the skills of being a creator is learning to harness these naturally occurring energies so as to create momentum and flow.

Everything has a starting point and in the creative process we call this “germination”. This is where we are not only inspired by an idea, but we capture the idea and turn it into an intention or choice of what we want to create. Creative germination is always functionally linked to an end result. As the saying goes, “You have to begin with the end in mind.” This is often a stage of excitement and enthusiasm for something “new” and fresh. Read More→