This morning on Twitter, I was reminded by someone that it's not always easy to choose your mood; that for some, every day is a challenge and "managing a smile" is about their limit. I can empathise with this position, with this choice. I remember times when I've felt that everything was simply too much … Continue reading It’s not always easy to choose
I have a real thing about people's language when it comes to choice. I'm tired of hearing "I didn't have a choice" or "It was the only choice I had" used as an excuse, a justification for decisions taken without responsibility or courage. The truth is, there are exceptionally few situations where we have no … Continue reading It’s my choice
London 2012 can boast many "firsts" on it's list of considerable achievements, many reasons to celebrate . I do not believe, however, that Women's Boxing being included for the first time is one of those. I am choosing not to celebrate it. Should I really be celebrating that my sex is now equal to men … Continue reading I choose not to celebrate
How often do you find yourself lying awake at night, or waking in the early hours, dwelling on something that's worrying you? Going over and over in your head all the options and possible outcomes, seeing blocks and obstacles in your path. This is a choice. The issue may be a very real one, but … Continue reading Choose to take control
"We can always spot you in a crowd, Dinah - you're the one who's wearing bright colours". It's true, I love colour. My hair is proof of that and has been all the colours of the rainbow over the years. Being known for colour in a sea of corporate grey always got me noticed … Continue reading Choose colour
I've made a choice for myself today. A choice to give myself time with my daughter. Time to be together and talk, share, laugh, listen, get creative - and yes, probably go shopping too! Both Hannah and I run our own businesses and by the very nature of her work, Hannah runs the offices … Continue reading A choice for yourself
Have you got a list of choices? Choices you've been planning to make for a while now; perhaps a long while? Sometimes it can feel overwhelming - and not knowing where to start can result in not starting at all. Those choices go un-made or ignored, the progress is stalled or the inevitable is delayed. … Continue reading Pick a choice between one and ten….
I work in an office room with no natural daylight, tucked away downstairs in our home. It is a large room, with plenty of space, just no view. I love my office as it is my private space to create, to focus, to give clients my full attention and I have created my own views, … Continue reading Choose your view
It is important to remember that choices can be fun, light-hearted and a joy to make. I started my day with my usual choice - Lavazza Rossa or Lavazza extra creamy? That's my kind of choice! 😉 The second big choice of my day landed in my lap as I sat with my coffee to … Continue reading Now that’s my kind of choice!
Choices can be fun, amusing, exciting - even thrilling! Choices can also be challenging, uncomfortable and difficult. Sometimes it feels like there are two choices; the bad choice and the worse choice! The truth is often that we are focusing on the choice itself and the immediate consequences rather than the long-term results. I remember … Continue reading Difficult choices