You might have noticed that I have chosen the arum lily, also known as a calla lily, for my Coaching and Reiki Therapist business branding. There’s an interesting story behind this, which I’d like to share with you. The process of receiving the four Reiki 1 attunements is known to start a physical and/or emotionalContinue reading “The significance of the arum lily”
As humans, we are able to experience our world thanks to our five senses. The eyes, nose, ears, tongue and skin are the ways in which we interact with what is going on around us. The world can however be very stressful. Listening to, or watching the news makes one worried. Seeing your boss’s angryContinue reading “Five Ways to Boost Your Happiness”
Apparently today, the third Monday of January, is the bluest Monday of them all. Apparently…… Blue Monday was created as a marketing gimmick. You don’t have to buy into it! Just as you don’t have to wait for Valentines Day to tell someone you love them. You also don’t have to wait until the weekendContinue reading “Blue Monday. Or is it?”
Here’s a story about two cancelled holidays and a flexible working request. It’s also about giving up a need to control. Difficult. I know. My husband and I were meant to go to Cyprus in May, and Croatia in June. A total of 15 days of sunshine, sea and a change of scenery. Instead, we,Continue reading “Cancel your need for control”
When you change the question you ask yourself, you also change where you look for the answers.
Ever heard of the saying “When you assume, you make an ASS out of U and ME”? It’s a bit harsh, but it gets the message across: don’t assume anything about anyone. I made an ass of myself just the other day when I was coaching a client. Okay, not while I was coaching (but jumping toContinue reading “Ass-u-me”
To many people assertiveness is a thorny issue. It certainly was for me. When does standing up for myself and my needs, turn me into a manipulator? Or worse, a bully? Why is it difficult to say no to my colleagues but easier to a stranger? How do I stop my naturally empathetic nature fromContinue reading “How to be more assertive”
You’ve unpacked the dishwasher, reloaded the dishwasher, descaled the kettle, updated your Facebook status to say how shocked you are at the amount of limescale in the kettle, made a frothy coffee, posted a photo of the coffee on Instagram and liked every article in your LinkedIn feed. You tell yourself it’s because cleanliness isContinue reading “The habit of procrastination”
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