The long road to the US

My family has long had a high degree of affection for Americans. Having spent significant chunks of our lives living the overseas life, we met other nationalities doing likewise. Right up till our final years overseas, we gravitated towards Americans, finding the Brits somewhat dull and dour. Indeed, one of my sisters married an American... Continue Reading →

Oh England, my England!

A couple of week ago, the country marked the 80th anniversary of the WW2 raid on the dams of the Ruhr valley - made famous in the film The Dam Busters. With it's iconic theme music that's hummed loudly on football terraces all over the UK whenever they happen to come up against a German... Continue Reading →

I’ve an ethical conundrum…

After completing my professional training, I tried out membership of various different governing bodies. After a year, I picked one which is NLP-specific rather than a broader coaching one, because I'm pretty passionate about NLP, and was keen to be part of an organisation that aims to spread the good word about how great it... Continue Reading →

So Wednesday came and went…

only for me to - finally - work out what was missing. Yeah. I hadn't scheduled or published a blog post. I've a number of posts in draft, in various stages of W-I-P, where I hone, craft, fiddle about with, and wonder whether I want to finish... you get the picture. And I think I... Continue Reading →

Too hot, too cold, or just right…

A coaching friend of mine recently re-worked the children's tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, except her three bears went by the name of Bear All, Bare All and Wisdom Bear. I know that I'm Bear All by nature, and am working to be more Wisdom Bear. I've tried on Bare All to see... Continue Reading →

The perfect birthday celebration

When I was to turn 50, much fuss was made about what present I would like. I replied that what I'd really like was to spend the weekend doing stuff that I enjoyed, because I've long shared birthday celebrations with my mother whose birthday is just 2 days before mine. So, my family all agreed... Continue Reading →

A list of things I don’t love

You know me, I'm going to make this an alphabetical list - my brain just seems to be drawn to them! 😀 But thanks are due to Kari at A Grace Full Life for inspiring this list. Arrogance and aggression - confidence and assertiveness are difficult qualities to learn when you don't have them. Unfortunately,... Continue Reading →

Walk a mile in their shoes

We've all heard the much vaunted "don't judge me until you've walked a mile in my shoes" and that's because it's the way to improve difficult relationships: you - metaphorically - put yourself in their shoes. As human beings, we tend to take things personally, and can benefit from the realisation that it's not always... Continue Reading →

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