Does life sometimes feel like this? For many, the common fitness mantra ‘no pain, no gain’ has almost become a way of life. And while clashing antlers and going head to head is perfectly natural for stags in the wild, for us it most likely stems from a misguided belief that creating results takes effort..
“The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself” Thich Nhat Hanh Are you choosing what’s true or compromising somehow? Playing it safe, powering through, pushing water uphill? Or maybe procrastinating, perfecting or pleasing other people? However compelling or convincing it might seem these are just..
Lessons from Nature
Not the best photo perhaps but the leaves on this tree were simply stunning yesterday. And I remembered reading that the beautiful colours we see at this time of year are actually the natural leaf colour…. only revealed after the chlorophyll has been removed. Which reminds me too that when we let go of what..
There’s always a man telling you what to do!
Last night I was watching the latest series of The Real Marigold Hotel, where a group of older, familiar faces are spending a month together in India to check out whether they could retire there. And one thing in particular made me laugh out loud. It was Selena Scott’s reaction when the male chef told..
Do more of that
Sometimes we reach a point in our lives where we find ourselves asking ‘Is this it?’ And when that happens, it’s probably fair to say No, this isn’t it at all. There’s more, much more that you’d love to do in your life. Because every once in a while the little voice inside you says,..
Fact or Fiction
You know what it’s like. That endless conversation or commentary running in your head. Rationalising, criticising, judging and evaluating. Blaming others. Doubting yourself. Worrying about the future. Reliving the past. It can be thoroughly exhausting can’t it. Especially when you believe what you’re thinking and give that the power. Yet how many times have you..
Are you being true to yourself?
What are you doing? Is it something you love and that makes your heart sing. Or some kind of duty that makes your heart sink? Its easy to fall asleep to the choices we’re making. And overlook the thoughts and feelings that lead us astray. Pay attention to what’s driving you and choose what inspires..
The Power of Presence
Being fully present allows you to connect with your inner power and has positive consequences for you, your communication and for those around you. When present you are free to give your full attention, listen closely, communicate clearly and connect authentically. You can enjoy a sense of calm confidence, engage othersy and convey credibilty and..
Peace of Mind
What would you do differently if Peace of Mind was your highest intention? Choose only what’s true for you perhaps? Minimize distractions? Stay present and connected? Or something else? And if peace of mind isn’t your highest intention, what is?
Alive and kicking
When are you most in flow? When are you truly aligned? What is it that you most love to do? Find what this is and do more of it.