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The graceful art of saying “no” – part 2

“The right no spoken at the right time can change the course of history” Greg McKeown   In my previous blog I introduced the idea that saying no is more than just a skill to learn. It starts with having a very clear purpose which gives you the […]

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The graceful art of saying “no” – part 1

“Half the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough” Josh Billings     Why is it that some people seem to be able to say “no” easily, with no sense of remorse, and some of us […]

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The humbling effect of humanity

Today I witnessed how powerful we are when we connect with others in an authentic, vulnerable and compassionate way.   I was working with a group of aspiring leaders in a global corporate bank and we were sharing experiences from our lives which have had a significant […]

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Make the most of your morning routine

Marvellous Matcha Monday!   How has your week begun?  Was your Monday “marvellous”?  Or was it a bit more “meh”?   I had the loveliest start to my Monday today.  It had the perfect combination of connecting with lovely people, spending time outdoors in nature, learning something […]

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How to Simplify Your Life

Recently, I have noticed how unnecessarily complicated life can be.    Maybe it is the 35,000 decisions we are faced with every day.  Maybe it is the endless quest to streamline our daily activities through technology.  Or maybe it’s that we have an unconscious bias to move […]

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Do you remember to remember your good intentions?

It is so easy to allow the things that nurture, nourish and energise us fall away when we get busy with life admin…..   …..the weekly shop, school runs, meetings, keeping on top of emails, doing the washing, taking the car to the garage, paying bills.  These […]

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The true mindfulness app

“Meditation app Calm hits a $250M valuation amid an explosion of interest in mindfulness apps”     My first reaction to this headline was, “Wow!  I wish I’d come up with the idea for a mindfulness app a few years ago”.  Then my thinking shifts to…..  “Why […]

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Take the stress out of decision making

Have you ever found yourself looking at a restaurant menu and felt incapable of making a decision?   That is exactly how I felt when I met a friend for lunch in our local Italian deli this week.  The menu had well over 30 items on it […]

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Conscious Leadership – leadership for today

What happens when you bring 6 business owners and leaders together for half a day in a stunning location in the countryside of Perthshire? Inspiring conversations, insightful debate and a commitment to do something different is what you get!  And that is exactly what happened when I […]

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