Living the Dream

Last weekend I was walking my dog Lola. It is a lovely way to de-stress and smell the roses. The sun was shining, a “life is good” kind of day.” Walking along I noticed a man painting a white picket fence. He said “hi, it’s a beautiful day” and I replied “hi, how’s it going?” […]

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Is anyone out there really listening?

We all know it is important to listen. Then why is it that so many people feel unheard? We live in a society that is constantly connected to technology. There is an expectation that we will be instantly connected via email, mobile phone, texting and other social media. People expect others to be instantly available. […]

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Lola’s lessons on Leadership

At the risk of sounding flippant, I am about to share some of the leadership lessons I have learnt from my dog. Life lessons can often come in the most surprising packages. In my case it was an 8 week old Cairn Terrier puppy. Seven months ago my children decided that my life was not […]

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Is your mind-set tripping you up?

Sometimes changes are difficult to maintain. I have a continuing struggle with paperwork (yes that’s right I am not perfect). Although I know that my life is much better when I am organised and everything is up to date. My mindset chains me to old behaviours, patterns and thoughts. I become stuck. When I was […]

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The Good News about Stress

We live in a world where people are constanly feeling stressed. Too much stress leads to major health problems or does it? New research suggests that stress may only be bad if you believe it to be so. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal presents a whole new notion about stress that illustrates the positive side.

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