I May be an Alien?!

I May be an Alien?!

I am a great fan of Facebook (when used maturely) and I’m sure to write about this another time. BUT yesterday, for the first time, I read something mildly disturbing on it – I may be an alien! Actually, it made me smile and it is an interesting article. But not a...
What Was That?

What Was That?

Last night I was fast asleep last night when I was woken by a large ‘SQUEAK!’ It was right in my ear and my first thought was ‘Mouse!’ I yelled loudly enough to wake up Iain who had heard nothing but he very kindly and patiently had a quick look underneath the bed and...
Why do I share my thoughts?

Why do I share my thoughts?

Writing for one The question, of why I share my thoughts, is a question for me solely because I don’t expect or encourage or need anyone to read these (mostly) daily thoughts. I write them because I enjoy the experience of writing, and in particular, writing in flow,...
Starting the day – stupid!

Starting the day – stupid!

Stupid – I’m not the only one (?) I have just wasted the good part of 10 minutes searching for the source of the beep. The beep in this case was a very tiny sound that was reminiscent of a mine-sweeper from some black and white movie I saw once. It appeared to...
Lessons from Eddie Izzard

Lessons from Eddie Izzard

My recent conversion I have recently converted to idea of listening to audio books. I’ve dabbled in listening to audio podcasts but never audio books before. I decided to read something that wasn’t in the category ‘Positive Psychology’, which is what I usually read...
My Relationship with Auntie

My Relationship with Auntie

I started to listen to Radio 4 in my childhood and established a life-long habit that brings me great pleasure. Radio 4 At school, I would sit cross-legged on the floor with my classmates and listen to David Kossoff tell stories from the bible. He was a wonderful...
Are we all inherently selfish?

Are we all inherently selfish?

A hypothetical question? I ask the question and yet, I instinctively feel the answer is yes. We may not act selfishly, in fact we may live a life of sheer altruism, but unconsciously the individual comes first. So therefore, what some of us are very good at, is...
The Time Scarcity Illusion

The Time Scarcity Illusion

Who wants more time? Bet you wish you had more time, I certainly do! There seems to be a scarcity of time. As I write this I’m wondering if I’ll have enough time to finish before I have to leave for a meeting and whether I’ll have enough time on the way home to get to...
My TEDxTeen Experience

My TEDxTeen Experience

On Friday this week, I was in the company of 35 teenagers, all on the brink of taking final exams and making huge decisions about whether to continue with further education or enter the workplace. I am aware that whichever choice they make they will face many...
Dude Making a Difference

Dude Making a Difference

I ‘met’ Rob in 2013 through Facebook. I was fascinated by his passion and self-determination as he travelled across America under what, for most of us, would seem like impossible circumstances. I followed his adventure and was constantly entertained by some of his...
Age : Different Perspectives

Age : Different Perspectives

I’ve just spent a week with a group of wonderful people in a log cabin within the beautiful countryside of the New Forest. We were gathered there on a training course, assimilating new information and improving our coaching skills. As often happens in these...
When You’re Smiling

When You’re Smiling

When You’re Smiling “When you’re smiling the whole world smiles with you and when you’re laughing, the sun comes shining through” sang Louis Armstrong. I believe this wholeheartedly and I do whatever I can to bring smiling and laughter into my life and the lives of...