Have you read your own rule book?

How our self-made rules can limit us As a coach I have the very privileged opportunity to see my life through the experience of others. Their choices, challenges and successes reflect my own. Just as I’ve started to explore my own ‘operating system’ through the lens of the rules I have created in my own life by, I was confronted with … Read More

X marks the spot

I am realising that life is an amazing, curious, strange, and often surprising, experience of moments. Some of them tied to others and some of them apparently random. It is however something that, albeit a little late, I am learning to love, just for what it is. We are where we are because it is where we need to be. … Read More

Invitation to join me for coaching

I have just published an invitation on Facebook: I am inviting 2 people to join me on a free 8 week coaching journey. “Dear Facebook friends – as so many of you know I have been on a very interesting journey of personal reconnection and rediscovery. My Haiku’s have been an almost daily reflection of the lessons I am learning … Read More

I must confess

So here is a confession… To those who know me well and those who don’t. This is something I know in my head but struggle with in my heart: “You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect you to.”  ~ Chris Guillebeau There is something I have been struggling with… Me… My story, my purpose, my uniqueness. I … Read More

Your imagination can create the life you wish

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein I was recently struck by a question in a little coffee table book called The Book of Questions, and the question was, “What have you brought into this world that is unique (apart from your own children)?” I was stumped! I could not think of anything material. I had not … Read More

I opened my mind and started living again!

“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.” Frank Zappa So you’re not happy or you’re tired of spending too much time on the border between happiness and misery. Maybe you’re not sure you can even be happy … Have you thought then that your mind may be in the way? Mine was! I was … Read More

A life with gratitude is a happier life

“Social scientists have found that the fastest way to feel happiness is to practice gratitude.” Chip Conley It would be fair to say that for a long time, maybe many years, I was a miserable old chap. I should have taken notice when a close friend gave me a T-shirt with “Grumpy Old Man” printed on it but I just … Read More

An authentic life is a simple life

“Sometimes the most happy people in life are the ones with nothing. We can’t lose sight of the little things in life that should make us the happiest.” Ryan Cabrera About a year ago I became conscious that I was living a life that did not feel like mine. I was going through all the motions but it was as … Read More

Stop looking! You are where you need to be: right here, right now!

  “Ignition – in a nuclear context occurs as a reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei collide at a high-speed and join to form a new type of atomic nucleus resulting in the release of huge amounts of energy” A little while ago I had that moment where I stopped dead in my tracks. “Hang on! Where am I and … Read More

A prayer for my daughter

  “Poets are people who can still see the world through the eyes of children” Alphonse Daudet My darling daughter, When you grow up and inherit this world, I wish you a future unburdened by hatred. As I watch you now, waving and greeting everyone you see, there is no judgement behind your actions. Your innocence is pure and your … Read More