What if this is the new normal?

I don’t know about you but 2016 for me has been full of uncertainty, transition and plenty of ‘oh crikey’ and a few ‘WTF?!’ moments. It’s also been a year of huge achievement, success and excitement, don’t get me wrong, but as I come towards the...

A thousand tiny decisions

Death by a thousand tiny decisions. This is a phrase that has been echoing in my head for the past few weeks, and one the quite aptly sums up my summer. Big decisions we tend to plan for. We set aside time and headspace. We prepare...

Three ways to extend your holiday 

Do your holidays always go by way too quickly? They say time flies when you’re having fun. But it also flies when you’re distracted, overwhelmed or just too busy. If you find that happens to you, here are three experiments to try on your next holiday: Create a...

In Place vs In Use

Last week I sent out an open invitation to people who wanted to join me in conversation to help me write my book, and I had the opportunity to speak to the lovely Eveliina Lindell at Go Lightly. One of the things we spoke about that really...

Making space

This has come up in almost every conversation I’ve had with clients, colleagues and friends so far this year. Making space seems to be a big theme for 2015. In a world where the trend has been for faster, further, sooner and more, what we crave more...

10 Days of Rest

Are you ready for Christmas yet? This is probably the most common question I get at this time of the year. From friends, family, and complete strangers. What does that even mean? Ready for what? Ready for all those presents you’ve painstakingly picked, bought and wrapped to...

3 Survival tips for crazy season

Are you in crazy season right now? Or about to go into one? There are definitely seasons where life speeds up. I’m in one of those right now. Never mind Christmas. November has been full on crazy busy with workshops. I’ve been working in London, Darlington, Tamworth,...

Are you the default person?

An article caught my eye this week. The first line asked “Are you the default parent?”, followed by “If you have to think about it, you're not. You'd know. Trust me.” It gave a humorous and somewhat bleak account of all the things you scope,...

Planned Sponteneity

My husband laughed when I suggested this.  When we first got together we were pretty spontaneous. Meeting friends, going out, what’s for dinner, driving over to Italy for the weekend - all that just happened, when we felt like it. We didn’t do much planning. We...

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