Don't Get Stuck in the Dark

Don't Get Stuck in the Dark

Shorter, cooler days, and changing weather can certainly put the dampeners on things, signalling for some, a depressingly long period of doom,  gloom and lethargy, likely to last until spring. That’s no good if you have a demanding job, lead or influence others, and need to stay on top.  Take some modern-day inspiration from our ancient ancestors and keep your light shining brightly in the months to come.

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Why Everyone Should Climb a Mountain

Why Everyone Should Climb a Mountain

To the seasoned climber, Ben Ledi (879 m) may seem a little tame.

Nevertheless, it is an impressive giant of a rock, a very popular hill-walk, and its position on the edge of the Scottish Highlands makes it an excellent viewpoint from which to take in some spectacular and diverse scenery.

It also happened to be our Day One destination during this summer’s Walking Coach weekend retreat, Release & ReSource.

It’s fair to say that, on this day, as we contemplated what lay ahead, aspirations within our group were rather mixed, and a certain amount of trepidation filled the air. 

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Can't You Just Slow Down?

Can't You Just Slow Down?

It's already June. And – wow - isn't 2016 marching by?

Time. We just never seem to have enough of it.

Yes, it’s a well-known “fact” that life in the 21st century is faster than ever. And hold on, it’s gathering speed as I write!

To make matters worse, as the years go by, time just seems to get more and more scarce.

Really?

Why do we feel so bereft of this valuable resource?

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Mirrors in Nature

Mirrors in Nature

"Don't Walk. Sit!"

As a passionate lover and advocate of walking, it’s not often you’ll hear me utter those words.  However, taking time to sit, or at least slow-down, is an important counter-balance to the fast-paced life that many of us lead nowadays. 

It’s a time to reflect, take notice and to just ‘be’.

When we slow down and ‘sit’ with nature in a companionable way, we eventually return to our true, most natural, open and receptive selves.

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The Hidden Power of The Conscious Walk

The Hidden Power of The Conscious Walk

As I have discovered in my own life, walking in nature as a regular practice has brought untold benefits to my well-being, to my happiness and to my own personal effectiveness. 

Through my work as Walking Coach, I have seen similar results with clients.

However, there is an important difference between walking and talking in nature (which is great in itself) and consciously harnessing the walking and nature experience to achieve transformation or healing.

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The Four Gems of Walking Your Walk

The Four Gems of Walking Your Walk

In the first article of this series, we discussed how it looks – and feels - when we’re acting at odds with our inner truth Ie Not Walking Your Walk!

In this second article, we identify the four main factors, that we’ve discovered, which could be keeping you from standing in your power and expressing yourself YOUR way! Plus, we offer some gems of universal truth to help you on your way. Read on!

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What Does it Take to Walk Your Walk?

What Does it Take to Walk Your Walk?

(Part One of a Two Part Series)

‘Authenticity’

It's one of those buzzwords that makes eyes roll and bodies cringe whenever it comes up in a workshop or seminar. The culprit, I believe, is the over-use, miss-use and abuse of the terminology. 

And that’s a shame. Because it tends to bring down the shutters on a topic that most of us would do well to think about from time to time.

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The Truth and Lies of Realising Your Potential

The Truth and Lies of Realising Your Potential

Hello - it’s that annoying person in the bathroom mirror again.

Yes, they’re looking at YOU.

And they just asked you that question - AGAIN.

'Are you living up to your full potential?'

Take a good look at them.

How do they appear to you?

Relaxed, joyful and at peace with themselves? Or anxious, shameful and dissatisfied?

I’m guessing it’s not the former. Contented people tend not to read articles like this. 

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