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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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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Finding Your Rhythm

Finding Your Rhythm

Like many high-achieving professionals, you may have days when you speed through your agenda smoothly and effortlessly, and still have plenty of energy at the end of it all. 

You may also find sometimes that you have a surprising ability to persevere through long periods of activity, with very little that can possibly get in the way, cause you concern or create disruption.

On those days, life has a certain ease and flow to it. 

On the other hand, most of us can relate to times when we’ve felt completely out of step with our lives. You may even feel like that now.....

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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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Dormancy is Different from Death

Dormancy is Different from Death

Spring has well and truly arrived in the northern hemisphere. It's an amazing time of year. Nature has started bursting into life with new vitality and growth, after the seemingly endless winter darkness. 

Dormancy is a regular part of the nature's life cycle that affects us all. 

Some species take longer than others to waken after the long winter sleep.

Each of us, at one time or another, experiences periods of low energy, relative quiet and inactivity. On the surface it appears that nothing is happening. Everything is just the same old, same old. Meanwhile everyone else seems to be getting their gig together.

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When It's Hard to See Your Path ...

When It's Hard to See Your Path ...

Behind my house, there is a wood. It’s seldom used by humans and the wildlife pretty much have the run of the place...

Today, I knew I wanted to enjoy this wood more. The scratches, the twisted ankles and the mud on the seat of my pants were becoming tedious. I wanted to walk freely and easily. I wanted to look around me as I walked and really experience the full beauty of my surroundings.

I wanted my walks to be different.

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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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