I was speaking to a peer the other day in conversation about motherhood, and she pointed out that “by the time boys are 13 years old the physical affection they are used to having as a child decreases exponentially”. I’ve got three boys aged 6, 4 and 1.5 years and I was struck by the..
If you’ve been working on an attitudinal or behavioural shift by using tools like meditation for a while you may already be experiencing increased space in your response to things that used to cause you pressure, stress or anxiety. I’ve recently remembered that these tools like meditation and physical exercise, taking up a hobby and..
As someone who likes supporting others to maintain their purpose and who understands the value of identifying goals, it becomes treacherous terrain when an emotion like grief is being processed. As a coach I underestimated the expectation I placed on myself to ‘stay motivated’. A great spirit like Muhammad Ali passing, brings my attention..
The end of the financial year is arriving and for some it signifies a period of fear. Such fears may include the feeling of responsibility that is perceived in having to be accountable, or perhaps the fear of confronting hard truths that financial awareness brings. In becoming aware of what is actually happening in..
In coaching others I often work in the realm of acceptance to identify their vision and reach their goals. I am in Shillong, a hill-station in the foothills of the Himalayas in Meghalaya, India. It’s freezing. We’ve just hauled our 23month old and 3.5yr old boys through Thailand, Nepal and now across India and they’re..
It often appears that we are waiting for good things to happen to us, that we feel we have been dealt a bad hand in certain aspects of our life. In fact, we often wait for something or someone to come and rescue us, or to be given permission to have what it is we..
In my practice vulnerable expression is at the core of people’s well bring. It’s important to acknowledge ones vulnerability before finding the courage to move through it and claim ones power. Vulnerability can often be mistaken for weakness, especially in a power driven society. This misinterpretation of weakness is in fact a fallacy, given in..
In some instances to find the courage to address core issues and come into our power, we need to go through rites of passage, … a coming of age. In the book “Iron John”, by Robert Bly, the central character is a young boy who goes out in to the dark swamp and comes across..