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Big picture or detail?

Big picture or detail?  Which is your preference?  If you’ve ever completed a psychometric test it will probably have revealed that you have a preference and possibly even a strength for one over the other.  Some of us love the wide perspective a “big picture” approach can […]

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A truly sensory experience

Have you ever eaten in the dark?  If not, I recommend it (at least once!). My husband and I recently ate at unsicht-Bar (aka The Dark Restaurant) in Berlin and when I say it was dark, I mean it was pitch black.  There was absolutely no ambient […]

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Calming the Restless Mind

Why is it that when you are really tired, desparate to go to bed and just sleep, you lie down, snuggle up under the covers and then……it’s like a party kicks off inside your head?!  Thought after thought after thought keep popping into your mind.  Some really […]

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4 Seasons in one Day

Living in the West of Scotland means there is no great surprise when the weather changes in an instant.  In fact, it is very common to experience sunshine, rain, hailstones then back to sunshine again in the space of 1 hour let alone one day! What is […]

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Prioritising – the simple way

How do you decide what to do first? When you look at all of the things you need to do in a day/week/month, how do you know which one is your priority? There are lots of tools, models and frameworks out there which claim to be able […]

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What is Mindfulness?

You’ve probably heard of it but do you really know what mindfulness is?  Here are some thoughts which might help you get your head around it (no pun intended!). Mindfulness is an innate ability that we don’t use very often, but if we did, we could help […]

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Why do we train our body but not our mind?

Since the start of the year, Personal Trainers everywhere have been inundated with new people signing up to trim some of the excess that has built up over the festive season, to get back in shape, to get more energy and to feel better about themselves. Whilst […]

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Mindless mindfulness

“I feel as though mindfulness is taking over my life”  I heard myself saying to a friend this week to which he responded, “that’s good, isn’t it?” On the one hand, yes!  It is fabulous.  I am passionate about mindfulness.  I have been practicing it for 5 […]

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Presence not Presents

When you meet someone at this time of year, what is usually the first question they ask you? “So, are you all ready for Christmas?” When you hear this, how do you feel? It is incredible how much thought, energy and financial investment goes into one day […]

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Step Away

Has anyone ever told you to “get some distance” between you and a problem or difficult situation you’ve been dealing with?   Or maybe you have instinctively known that you needed to get away from something that is troubling you. And if you have ever done it, you’ll […]

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