Start Where You Are…

Start Where You Are…

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe I love this quote. Starting is hard. It takes courage. There are so many ways to not begin, It is easier and safer, to just carry on doing the same old thing sometimes. But if...
Happiness Is a Choice:

Happiness Is a Choice:

Yesterday we went to meet some friends who we haven’t been able to get together with all  in one group, for quite a few years. Just before we left to meet up with our friends, someone made a flippant comment made that could have scuppered the whole day. As we...
DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP! LOOK FOR THE LESSONS!

DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP! LOOK FOR THE LESSONS!

I am reflecting this morning on the example I am setting here: You know, the one about beginning? Well I did great for the first week! I began, I wrote blog posts as I wanted to, three different days and put some stuff out through Facebook as well. Woohoo! And then I...
I NEED TO GET OUT OF MY WAY

I NEED TO GET OUT OF MY WAY

Here’s an interesting way of getting started with something. Last year, I went to a two week conference. One of the exercises we had to do, was find a way of starting that got around all the road blocks and procrastination that we put in the way of the most scary (for...
Fear, You’ve got a LOT to answer for!

Fear, You’ve got a LOT to answer for!

Sometimes I feel fear: That I am not good enough That other people know I am not good enough That if they know, they will not want to be around me and I will not be allowed to be part of their group That I must be special/have a special talent/have qualifications to...
Learning to change my thinking (and my lifestyle)

Learning to change my thinking (and my lifestyle)

A few weeks ago, I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes which was a shock. I have to make a radical change in lifestyle. For the last couple of weeks I have been adjusting to having a health condition to manage, rather than just eating whatever I want. This is a very...
Begin, Belong, Become – Rebooting my purpose

Begin, Belong, Become – Rebooting my purpose

Are you ready to begin again? The new year has arrived; the festivities are over; it’s that time again. Time to get back to work and pick up your plans, hopes and dreams. I don’t know how it was for you, but 2016 gathered momentum in July and the downhill...
Is Your Self-Talk Crushing Your Confidence?

Is Your Self-Talk Crushing Your Confidence?

Recently, I was putting together a confidence building course. I was struggling to work out what I wanted to include, and how to put the whole programme together. I ended up questioning whether or not I was actually up for the job! My self-talk was about why I thought...