I’ve recently come to realise exactly how tricky an emotion resentment is. It starts small. An irritation at a real or inferred promise not kept. A perceived unfairness where someone gets something that you do not. Over time it gathers more ‘stuff’to itself, a slight here, a small or large problem there. It grows, below […]

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Revealing your values

Ok, time for something a bit more practical. Comparing values to continental plates and the force of gravity in some of my previous blogs may have been verging on poetic, and hopefully set the context of how important they are, but how do you actually identify and use them? Values are essentially things that are […]

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The River

I like to go for walks along our local river when I can. Although the main path is popular with dog walkers and cyclists, there are muddy tracks that you can take down through the trees to the water. It’s a different world, peaceful, nature’s place. On one of my visits it struck me that […]

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A sense of direction

It is generally a good idea to have in mind where you want to end up in life. However, does it really matter what path you follow to get there? Does it really have to be all ‘focus’ and ‘purpose’ and ‘5 year plans’? Or can we take our time and a few pleasant detours […]

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Past and present

Each person’s past is the start of their journey in life – it explains how they got to where they are and why they are carrying various items of baggage. We all have our stories.Working to understand my past has revealed how it has shaped me. Strengthened me. Left me wary of things that maybe […]

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Making a difference

Be the change you want to see has become a popular slogan, but one that I wholeheartedly agree with. Only rarely does the world change quickly and drastically. Mostly it changes in drips and drops. Each choice. Each action. Each person. Adds up. Until change becomes a tidal wave, sweeping away the old and revealing […]

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Time to breathe

Life seems to get busier every day – always too much to do and not enough hours in the day or days in the week. Sometimes even cramming in some fun can seem like too much additional effort. Yet playtime is important for all of us, not just children. An hour out of your day, […]

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What is freedom?

What is Freedom anyway? Our first instinct is to think of things like being able to do what you want when you want, having enough money to buy what you want and go where you want, being able to make decisions for yourself without having to consult anyone else. Yet if we start to look […]

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The importance of being kind

Small acts of kindness and doing people a good turn can truly bring light to people lives – not only to those who receive the kindness, but also to those who undertake that action. It doesn’t have to be a big deal – sometimes a smile at the right time is enough to buoy someone […]

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Remember, you are awesome….

Many of us find it hard to blow our own trumpet, but even if we can’t face bragging to other people, we should at least be able to tell ourselves that we rock. Next time you look in the mirror, remind yourself how awesome you are and how far along your path you have come. […]

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