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Procrastination by another name

I don’t procrastinate!  In fact I get frustrated with people who procrastinate.  I’m someone who puts their mind to something and then gets it done. Or am I? You see, it has just dawned on me that perhaps one of the reasons that I get frustrated when […]

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It’s all about balance

“I want to feel successful”, “I want to have new experiences”, “I want life to be fun”. “I’m worried about the future”, “I don’t want my children to grow up in a world of fear”, “I feel like I’m missing out”. Any of those thoughts sound familiar?  […]

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Watching your river of thoughts

There are lots of incredible things about us humans and one of the most fascinating (I believe) is our ability to observe what is going on in our mind.  There is no other species that can do that.  Not only can we know what is going on […]

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Make distraction a thing of the past

How much do you have on your to do list for this week?  How likely is it that you’ll achieve it all? If the answer is somewhat likely, not likely or absolutely no way, the chances are you are at the mercy of distractions.  Some of them […]

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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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