Many of us are trapped in a world of ‘do this for that’ – a mode when we believe that if we work hard enough we will achieve the elusive thing we are searching for. There is no denying that dedication, commitment, and intentional effort can bring us closer to the successes we seek. ButContinue reading “Finding our work : play balance”
We grieve the loss of connection and oneness that we had when we first born and seem to spend our whole life trying to get it back. Only to realise many of the strategies we have become habituated to actually take us further away from the very thing we seek. The habits and strategies areContinue reading “Barking up the wrong tree”
I am enough A simple sentence, but let’s explore what it contains. Try it on, see how it feels. Imagine the possibilities if it was true. Imagine the weight being lifted from your shoulders. Feel what it’s like to let the resistance drop away. Notice the sense of liberation, the freedom it provides. Follow itsContinue reading “I am enough”
We all experience the first moment of trauma when we realise that the love from our care givers is conditional – it may be in the form of the realisation that the love we receive is not unbounded, the care giver is not perfect or is not 100% attuned or attentive to all our needs,Continue reading “Conditioned Love”
Viktor Frankel pointed us in the direction of the concept that “human beings are meaning making machines”. One of the peculiar traits of human beings is their capacity to create meaning, to find the narrative that links separate things together. It is one of the evolutionary traits that allow humans to organise themselves into socialContinue reading “Symbiosis”
We face into a unique time in the history of world. A time that no-one foresaw, that no-one planned or wanted to happen. All parts of our lives have been affected – from how we manage our health; how we interact with friends, family and strangers; how we shop; how we educate our children andContinue reading “Finding ways to thrive”
The initial phase of surviving the pandemic threat to health and life itself is not over, yet we begin to face into the next phase as the very real consequences that this will have on the economy and our way of life become evident. I recognise there have been times when I have got lostContinue reading “Islands of Calm – reflections on lockdown”
At a cellular level all organisms are aiming to maintain homeostasis. A state of internal balance and harmony with their surroundings. The body exerts energy to return to this state and this is the basis for strategies of resilience and adaptability. From a biological perspective an organism does what it can to survive – ifContinue reading “Hungry for success?”
“The only constant is change” – a well-used cliché, and of course, the reason it sticks around is that there is an element of truth in it. Yet at the same time there is the stuff we get used to, become comfortable with and describe as ‘normal’. As human beings we are hugely resilient andContinue reading “What happens next?”
Learning to thrive in complexity My background, was for many years, epitomised by the search for ‘better’. If there was a measurement then I was always really keen to find the way to push a little harder and see what more I could achieve. This was great in sport – there was always a personalContinue reading “What happens when ‘better’ needs to stop?”
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