Who’s the daddy? Volume 1

Who’s the daddy? Volume 1

Let’s go back. Waaay back. To the 6th of January 2012 to be precise. I think I’ve spoken about this day before. It was the day that I wrote my Happiness Equation. I’d reached that point, the one that many people get to (some of us more than once!),...
How do you use your (mental) plasticity?

How do you use your (mental) plasticity?

(This is a guest post by my dear friend and all-round brilliant person, Dr Stephanie Martin, and I know it’s going to stimulate your thinking.) mental ˈmɛnt(ə)l/ adjective adjective: mental1 1. 
relating to the mind.”mental faculties” plasticity...
Are forgiving & forgetting really the only options we have?

Are forgiving & forgetting really the only options we have?

On Sunday, I found myself in a position where I was neither able to forgive nor forget. Nothing major had happened. My brain had just fixated itself on a couple of things which had been said, done, not said and not done by a tiny minority of people in my life. I...
Life’s a garden, can you dig it?

Life’s a garden, can you dig it?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…..one of the places where I get my greatest education is in conversation with my own clients. When they relax into the space I create for them, when they trust themselves, when they just let it flow,...
Hana’s biz, Hana’s way

Hana’s biz, Hana’s way

Judith Morgan made me write this post about my biz. In fact, no, that’s a lie. Sarah Swanton made me do this. The reality, of course, is that neither of them made me do this. Between them, they gave me the wonderful opportunity to participate in Judith’s...
Start from the bottom-up

Start from the bottom-up

This post is inspired by a talk given by Jon Kabat-Zinn, the god-father of mindfulness (link at end), in which he said: “As long as you’re breathing, there’s more right with you than wrong with you”. Breathing, aka being alive, is the most...
How to get back on track

How to get back on track

Good days, bad days. Every one of us is guaranteed to have them all. But things start to get icky, as I well know, when that bad day spreads from one to the next and ends up oozing all over the rest of your week/month/year/life. The skilful trick is in knowing how to...
How to be miserable

How to be miserable

I love the fact that I’ve seen quite a few people calling ‘BS’ on the media frenzy surrounding ‘Blue Monday’ this week. It’s quite frankly ridiculous that there would be one day of the year when you’re more likely to be...
My clients: the best of 2017

My clients: the best of 2017

I really enjoy a good old reflection exercise. I’ve already done it for myself for 2017, using my own workbook of course! It helped me acknowledge how much I learnt and how much I grew during 2017. And I thought it would be interesting to the do the same on...