Today my thoughts are with and on growth in and out of relationship and a little about David Deida. Recently my relationship with a very special man ended – at least for now. It was a relatively short experience, but one of the most intense growth experiences of my life and I continue to love him … Continue reading Relationship As The Final Frontier – David Deida And Other Stories
Honesty Is The Best Policy, Asking For What You Want (and Gary and the Seal) So, are you prepared for an honest blog post? Here’s the thing. Despite being a highly successful Coach and Cognitive Hypnotherapist, I’m also a human on a journey. I’m always very clear with my clients about that. We’re all on a … Continue reading How to Ask for What We Want (Non Violent Communication and Gary and the Seal in the Scilly Isles)
Would You Like to Learn to Communicate More Effectively? What Would It Be Like To Feel Heard More Often? How Would It Be To Create Richer Relationships? People often ask me about effective communication. They ask how they can be better … Continue reading Brian Johnson on Non-Violent Communication Marshall Rosenberg
New – Cognitive Hypnotherapy and Coaching at the Light Centre, Monument. Transformational Inspiring Lives Coaching & Cognitive Hypnotherapy From Spring 2017 I shall be seeing clients at the new Light Centre, Monument – right in the City of London. It’s a wonderful new space hosting yoga studios, an ambient meditation studio, talking and body therapies, a raw food … Continue reading Cognitive Hypnotherapy and Coaching at the Light Centre, Monument
Pema Chodron’s Words on Fear Pema Chodron talks below on ‘tenderhearted bravery’ – what a beautiful concept. Her words on smiling towards fear, staying open in the face of fear, appreciating fear as the basis for sanity and our humanness are incredibly insightful and moving. Turn towards fear and you discover vulnerability – it allows … Continue reading Fear and “Tenderhearted Bravery” – Pema Chodron’s Teachings on Fear
Pema Chodron Quote on the Powerlessness of Fear. I read this today and immediately knew I had to share it with you. Fear is one of those things that people least understand and give the most power to. It’s in your face, it’s shouty, it’s fast, it’s illusory. It feels unmanageable and closed to negotiation. … Continue reading Fear: The Powerless Warrior – Pema Chodron Quote
What if it’s all about failing? What is it they say? “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again”. I remember hearing that in the playground at primary school. It’s an interesting one. In my former life I would try, try and try again, but unless I brought a real conscious awareness … Continue reading Failing to Succeed – Derek Redmond
“Yes We Can”, he said time and time again. And more than any other leader that I can remember, I believed Barack Obama when he spoke those words. Yes we can be more tolerant, yes we can achieve our dreams, yes life can be better for the masses. It just takes vision and belief and effort directed … Continue reading Yes We Can. Barack Obama’s Inspiring Farewell.
So many people suffer from addiction of different kinds. Whether it be prescription meds or illegal drugs, alcohol, sex, food, shopping… If you find yourself a slave to something that you can’t easily put down and it’s having a negative impact on your life and on your health, you may be an addict of some kind. But if … Continue reading Martin Scorsese and Addiction
Radical Self-Care. I love this term. I’m not sure where I got it from, perhaps Steve Chandler, as he’s a purveyor of many forms of wonderful wisdom for me, often without him even realising it. Either way, Radical Self-Care has been my theme for the past year, and let me tell you, it’s been quite … Continue reading My Year Of Radical Self-Care.