I went to various catholic girls’ schools for many years, including five years in boarding school. Some good times, some ultimately deletable. Probably like you, the concept of being a ‘nice’ or ‘good’ girl was force-fed into me. It’s taken me years, a lot of personal development and self-examination to release it. To give myself […]
How do you feel when you read that statement? Challenged? Many years ago at the start of my coach-development journey, I came across this phrase. “What??” It totally stopped me in my tracks.
- I’d lived most of the years of my life to that point firmly believing that what others thought of me was more […]
What happens when Egos in cars clash? I observed a sad, silly and ultimately stupid example of the Tyranny of Certainty last week.
I was heading to our local village, Holywood, down a long, steepish hill. There were cars legally parked on the right hand side of the road, leaving somewhat limited space for two cars […]
Hi. Yes, it’s me here again. I’ve been absent from my Blogland for (gulp) six months. Believe me, it’s not due to lazines. It was down to an unexpected and increasing lack of confidence. My fear of stepping back into the writing again. Let me explain.
The first three months of 2018 were a bit horrific […]
How many times a day do you find yourself in anxiety, fear, judgement, anger – with yourself or somebody else? Our default habit is to either lash out emotionally, and regretting that at a later time, or try to push them away, or push them down, denying them. This takes so much energy – and […]
With thanks to Zetouna.com for photo
Do you know those multi-section salad dishes, the ones that have small plates that sit in a circle around a central dish? The small plates can hold a variety of things like olives, peppers, tomatoes, onions – lots of different things that go to make up a lovely […]
Hello there – Do you have an Inner Critic? I know I certainly do. Which of you has more fun?
A recent pattern I’ve noticed is that of helping my clients to release themselves from the fear of their inner critic (IC). Which has led me to do a ton of reading and research so that […]
How much do you trust yourself? It’s a serious question. Take a moment, and ask yourself the question. How is your self-trust? Really examine all the areas of your life. And allow yourself to be honest in your response.
How much do you trust yourself to keep commitments to others – and even more importantly, to […]
How often have you found yourself stuck in a place of discomfort? A discussion, an argument, a viewpoint? Now, forgive me if I’m in the zone of teaching my granny to suck eggs, but I’m going to write this anyway – sometimes a slight difference in where we stand, literally and metaphorically, can have an […]
Did you ever get that ‘YOU can’t do this!’ voice in your head? The voice of your Inner Parrot, squawking all sorts of undermining blech at you?
Yep, that one that makes you feel less than you are, small and useless? The one with the ughy messages?
I had a clear example of it just this week. […]