Why care about a single wasp? And what that means for our future

Why care about a single wasp? And what that means for our future

We live in a culture which mostly sees the wasp as an enemy, an undesirable, a nuisance that must be dealt with.

Why? Do we believe that we have a right to trade a tiny being’s life for a moment of possible personal discomfort? I suspect we do…

… but do we care about the impact of our actions?

Do we care what this says about us or our humanity?

Have we ever even thought about it?

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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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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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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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Bring Mindfulness into Your Work Life

Bring Mindfulness into Your Work Life

There was a time when Mindfulness was considered to be the 'out-there' stuff of wacky woo-woo land. Meditation too was seen as the exclusive domain of yogi’s, hippies and Buddhist monks.

But attitudes have changed - and are changing.

We now live in an age when high technology and need for speed seems to be taking over our lives; an uncertain economy and a volatile job market creates anxieties; and escalating levels of expectation put us under even more pressure.

Against this backdrop, we can find ourselves all too often in a state of "too much to do; not enough time; and massive questioning of our life's direction and purpose."

At the heart of it all, lies a yearning for peace of mind, mental clarity and a feeling of ease and contentment.

And the simple realisation that our effectiveness, our growth and our long term happiness, depend on it.

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Where Do Your Walks Take You?

Where Do Your Walks Take You?

There’s been many a morning when I threw on my coat, and left the house in auto-pilot, lost in the same old thoughts, walking the same old path as the day before, tussling with the same old challenges of my life.........The thing is, when we're in the habit of walking through our lives with our heads down and eyes to the ground, we see only what's at our feet. .......

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