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What has love got to do with confidence? May 27, 2021 – Posted in: Advice, Confidence, Relationships, Spirituality

What has love got to do with confidence? Well… Everything, actually. True love wants your freedom You see, to truly love another person is to want their growth, their freedom, and their joy.  Remember the old adage, “If you love someone let them go”? What it’s saying is that genuine love is not about ownership or control but about wanting to nurture and support the object of your affection in order that they can truly shine and truly live as who they…

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Simple spirituality for dogma-shy desperados October 23, 2019 – Posted in: Advice, Personal Development, Spirituality

As someone who has come to understand how important ‘plugging in’ spiritually is to her life, I have developed a rudimentary and ever-changing spiritual practice.  But, before you run for the hills in horror at how pious that sounds, please understand that the words ‘rudimentary’ and ‘practice’ are foremost in that sentence. Like a lot of us, I have found traditional religion tricky to stomach and I am tired of other people’s dogma.  So, I…

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Got five minutes? Try these easy meditation tips February 25, 2018 – Posted in: Advice, Personal Development, Spirituality

“If you don’t go within, you go without” – meditation is the key to finding stress relief and answers within yourself (rather than in caffeine, sugar, or Google) and it’s something you can do pretty much anywhere and everywhere.  For quick five minute meditation, I do this… – Find somewhere where you’ll be undisturbed for five minutes – the loo, your car, a bench, your desk – and set your alarm to stop you fretting about…

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What’s the point of meditation? February 16, 2018 – Posted in: Advice, Personal Development, Spirituality

When I first started learning to meditate (seven years ago) I made the classic rookie error of thinking the aim of the entire process was to utterly clear my mind.  This resulted in many failed and frustrated attempts as mine is a mind that really doesn’t want to be emptied, and it turns out that’s not the point of meditation anyway. Meditation and its more secular cousin, mindfulness, are practices that enable you to understand…

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How to stop worrying? Follow the signs… November 22, 2016 – Posted in: Confidence, Personal Development, Spirituality

Sometimes you just need to be aware of the signs that life is sending your way… This morning I found myself caught up in needless worry. An old habit that I thought I’d laid to rest. But, for some mysterious reason this morning it was back. Back with a vengeance! Now, I know what to do with worry. I’ve written a book about it for goodness sakes!  This is how to stop worrying… Notice it…

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Trump and the stickiness of mud November 9, 2016 – Posted in: Leaders and Teams, Spirituality

I awoke this morning knowing what was likely to be happening in America before I even saw the news. In fact, I think I’ve known for weeks because on a very real level the world is changing and I believe the only way to navigate these changes with any kind of sanity is to practice acceptance and to STOP buying into all the fear mongering and hatred.

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How kindness will make you more confident May 3, 2016 – Posted in: Confidence, Spirituality

I can’t believe it’s May already! This month we’re going to be exploring kindness; the fifth topic in our year-long series about the qualities and principles that make up true, genuine confidence. What is kindness? The dictionary comes up with definitions that focus on how our kindness affects others, for example, “kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate,” and, “kindness is a behaviour marked by ethical characteristics, a pleasant disposition, and concern…

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What’s your truth? February 11, 2016 – Posted in: Confidence, Spirituality

I remember working with a client years ago who was really struggling to make the change he’d told me he wanted for his life. He’d set goals to get a big promotion at work and to find a partner to settle down with and start a family. He seemed pretty driven to achieve these things and was an incredibly capable man, but was nonetheless struggling to make any progress.

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