No Limits

No Limits

Ever caught yourself thinking ‘My memory isn’t what it used to be’? If you’re over the age of 35, I’m pretty sure you’ll have muttered that to yourself at some point. Happens to me all the time –  when I can’t recall a name, or a word, or where I put down the...
On being selfish

On being selfish

Selfishness gets a really really bad press. Always has done. A quick scan of Google quotes throws up: ‘Selfishness – a fantastic way to be miserable.’ ‘It is impossible to be both selfish and happy.’ ‘Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are...
Life lessons from a tennis ball

Life lessons from a tennis ball

Laika the dog (our small but very smart parson terrier who, after a somewhat checkered early existence, became head of our household a couple of years ago) loves a tennis ball. He loves to toss it in the air and bound after it. He loves to chew it until the rubber...
… thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks.

… thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks.

I spent most of Wednesday this week helping my son to move out of the terraced house in London where he’s been living for the last year. He’s going into student accommodation that’s cheaper and more convenient. But he was sad to be leaving a place he’s loved and not...
New Year New You

New Year New You

Today is the first ‘proper’ working day of a shiny brand new year. (Apologies to those who’ve been working over the holiday to keep the country running. I salute and thank you.) Most of us have had a long weekend to mull over what’s going to be different this year....
What is this life …

What is this life …

Standing and staring … or sitting and snoozing. When did you last take a few moments, or a few hours — not to DO anything, but just to sit and be, sit and ponder, sit and … see what comes up? Can you even remember? I’m not talking about the times when it happens by...
Reading between the lines

Reading between the lines

I’ve recently had one of those birthdays that are deemed significant because they end with a zero. Yay! Cause for celebration — I’ve made it this far and I’m still standing, still growing, still flourishing (cue happy face emoticon). Like New Year, such...
Tell me what I want, what I really really want

Tell me what I want, what I really really want

If you run your own business, you’ll know how crucial it is to connect powerfully to your goals and dreams. Knowing why you’re doing what you’re doing and seeing clearly where you’re heading is what helps you stay focused and on track. I mentor and coach people who...
Listen carefully

Listen carefully

Heard the one about the Cherokee elder and his grandson? The old man is talking about the two wolves battling inside each of us. One wolf is kindness, love, honesty, generosity, gratitude; the other is greed, hatred, jealousy, anger, deceit. ‘Which wolf wins?’ asks...
Authenticity – is it the real thing?

Authenticity – is it the real thing?

We all know that in life, in business, in networking and in relationships, authentic is the way to be. Genuine, honest, real. Nobody wants to get into bed, either metaphorically or literally, with a liar. Yet we’re also exhorted from all directions to ‘fake it until...