A few years ago, I had a series of heart attacks. From out of nowhere they stopped me in my tracks and made me reconsider everything about my life. You could say they were a major crossroads; I've spent a great deal of time since focussed on "letting go" of the feelings I was left … Continue reading Letting go of letting-go!
…There is NO secret. Honestly. There is no answer that will be revealed when you’ve learned enough, or suffered enough. There is no Secret to happiness, success or lasting contentment. AND THATS GREAT NEWS! Great news for all of us; there is no secret to any of the things we all strive for - happiness, … Continue reading The secret is….
Do you really know anyone in business who isn’t finding times hard at the moment? Is there any business that has not been touched by rising costs or falling demand – or both. Yet, when we meet fellow business owners and ask how they are doing, we often get the standard reply: “I’m fine”. I … Continue reading Is being ‘fine’ costing you business?
Are you celebrating your successes? In the current financial climate, there is so much negative talk and focus that it is easy to lose sight of our achievements. The successes we have on a daily basis that should be noted and celebrated. Yet these get lost in the noise and overlooked; taking with them … Continue reading Are you celebrating your successes?
can it really be three months since we arrived In Myddfai, in our little piece of Welsh heaven? The time here seems to work on a different schedule at a slower less stressful pace. There are days when it's suddenly ten o'clock and all I've done is feed the birds. It's wonderful. it is also … Continue reading Croeso i Myddfai
When your husband asks you if you're "up for a dirty weekend in the woods" it doesn't take long to feel young and excited again (and rather bloody daring too). At our age, with my health considerations, the idea of camping-out under the stars in a woodland with no traffic or airplane noise is about … Continue reading A dirty weekend…
We're making new choices; choices for our home and lifestyle, choices about priorities and what matters to us as a couple and as individuals. Choices about our roles as parents, children, lovers and partners; as entrepreneurs and business collaborators, as people. it's an emotional experience making change on a large scale, exciting, scary, confusing, surprising, … Continue reading New choices
Accommodation is the third step in Kicking Pain in the "As", and in this third blog in the series, I look at how accommodation of the symptoms of my conditions has allowed me to live a positive life with pain. Chronic pain could lead, very easily, to a pattern of "I can't do that" in … Continue reading Kicking pain in the “As” – Accommodation
I've always loved this quote. "At any given moment, you have the power to say 'this is not how the story is going to end'". It's tough to see it sometimes, when you're so deep into your own issues, your own problems and head-talk. It can be easier to say "there's nothing I can … Continue reading At any given moment – you can make the choice
As we approach the end of 2012, it's a great time to take a life review; I like to think of this process as a "Life RevYou" it's not about goals you set and whether you've achieved them, or berating yourself for the things you didn't get done. A Life RevYOU is about YOU. How … Continue reading Time to review…