Life Lessons

2021 the Year of Making Me Happier

December 7, 2020

I love starting the new year by choosing my word for the year ahead.My 2020 word was “chill”.  After a couple of really heavy years, I needed to rest and recover.   I finished 2019 with a nagging sense that I was going to experience big changes in my…

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The valuable language of tough emotions

December 3, 2020

When I think of mental health, I think of things at the level of the mind. Things like thoughts, beliefs and perceptions. But for me, and I believe for most people, it’s not what I am thinking that hurts, it’s how I am feeling that…

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Horses and self-coaching out of fear

April 7, 2020

A few years ago I read an Arabic quote that said “pray to Allah but tie up your horses” it gave me a giggle as I thought about how I was taught to “hope for the best but prepare for the worst”. And it turns…

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A lesson about Chanel No 5 and open loops

April 7, 2020

Have you ever had the experience of a smell taking you right back to the past? I was walking through the supermarket when I caught a waft of perfume that took me back 30 years.  At the time, I was temping as a paralegal. My…

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