There’s nothing wrong with you!

That’s right, forget all the New Year, New You stuff that’s everywhere you look just now, and stop stressing about the new year resolutions you’ll make and break within weeks. You don’t need transforming, no-one does.  Instead try taking some time to reflect on what it is that nourishes you, what makes you strong and…

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It’s September… Happy New Year!

Despite not having taught in school for almost twenty years now, I still can’t get past the feeling of a new year and new beginnings come September. That sense of anticipation, hope and excitement….hair cut, new shoes, re-stocked pencil case. January, with its post Christmas bloat and punitive resolutions doesn’t come anywhere near in terms…

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Say “Yes” to the mess!

Some of the clients I work with share traits that you might recognise in yourself. They tend to overthink things, they over plan, they agonise over detail, particularly when it comes to stepping out of their comfort zone. These same people tend to find themselves frequently disappointed, because no matter how carefully they plan, or…

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Information overload?

Do you find time flying by faster than ever, leaving little or no space for the things you used to enjoy doing? Are you racing from one half finished job to the next, going underprepared to yet another meeting, making multi-tasking your default mode? Do you feel a sense of inner frenzy and distraction? Then…

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To think, or not to think…

Hey, slow down….is your workplace a “no thinking zone“? When we are stressed, exhausted or distracted we resort to working in the shallow area at the front of our brains. We react, we retreat, we knee jerk, we don’t think. We lose the capacity for problem solving, visioning, compassion, moral reasoning and big picture thinking.…

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It’s ok to say “No”!

How much of your time is spent seeing things from other people’s point of view? Do you find yourself, like me, a willing helicopter parent for grown up children, patiently caring for very elderly relatives, being a proactive member of the workplace and struggling to manage everything else in between? Agreeing with everyone, being amenable…

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Compassion is good for you

By extending kindness, patience and curiosity to all you meet you make your community a better place, which in turn benefits you and those you care for. That much should be obvious, but how can you play it into your workplace, and crucially how can you keep it authentic? The chronic power stress associated with…

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Scale the Dawn Wall of your workplace

“Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them” Laurence J Peter. Do we place undue stress upon ourselves and others at home and work by believing there is a right answer to everything if only we could find it? By assuming every…

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