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Trimming your sails – time for a half year review

‘I feel like I’m working really hard but I’m not getting to where I want to be,’ said Mark (name has been changed). ‘It’s a bit like when I’m sailing and we need to trim the sails.’ I’ve been on one … Continue reading

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It’s a ‘mixed bag’ kind of week

‘How has your week been so far?’ I asked my client – let’s call him Matt – as we sat down for his session. ‘It’s been a bit of a mixed bag really: some good stuff, quite a bit of … Continue reading

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Looking for some tranquillity?

In these turbulent times, several of my clients and friends talk about looking for a little tranquillity in their lives. I have been reading about the Stoics lately and was struck by this quotation from Seneca: ‘Tranquillity can’t be grasped … Continue reading

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Job crafting: finding meaning in our work

An old story goes like this: Once a traveller came across three stonemasons, all chipping away at huge blocks of stone. He asks the first one what he is doing. ‘It’s pretty obvious, isn’t it? I’m cutting stone. And to … Continue reading

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Change and wisdom

One of my goals for 2017 was to join a choir and so on Monday evening, I found myself in a church in a local town with a dozen people I’d never met before. After some warm up exercises, our … Continue reading

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What’s next?

Being totally engaged with the present moment is important to me. Whether it’s practising some very simple mindfulness or being in flow, I am more fulfilled when I’m not rushing ahead, whether that’s physically or mentally, to the next thing. … Continue reading

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How to gain perspective

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m delighted that readership of this blog has grown lately. There are almost 300 posts on the blog now and it occurs to me that there could well be some hidden gems you’ve … Continue reading

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