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July 21, 2021
How to get out of the creek when you're up it without a paddle

As I shared in my poem 'from not knowing to knowing what to do': "It is our conventional eyes that are seeing the lack of optionsUnconventional looking gives permission to act ‘as if’ there’s other ways to view the situationTo believe there’s a solution, or even multiple solutions, out there" In this respect when you're […]

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July 11, 2021
Does your organisation act as if it's in a war or in a garden? What about you?

How do you experience your life? An up hill battle Plain sailing A fight for life or death Like a rose A battle to be won at all costs An open road Being captain of the star ship Enterprise A war - with constant battles  A race - and if so is it the 100m […]

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March 8, 2021
The link between mindset and metaphor

There are numerous books on the subject of mindset and yet ultimately it comes down to: thinking and language that supports you achieving your goals* thinking and language that hinders you achieving your goals* (* however you define those goals e.g outcomes, results, mental or physical health, success, surviving, thriving, growth, or simply living your […]

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March 2, 2021
I just don't have enough time

If I asked you to tell me logically what you could do to make more efficient and effective use of your time I'm sure you could come up with a long list. A very long list. A long list - followed by lots of reasons why not one of these solutions would work for you […]

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February 12, 2021
7 keys to BUZZING with life

A healthy and flourishing garden is one that is also buzzing with life – with regular visits from bees and other pollinators to maintain its beauty. In this article I’ll be exploring what insights we can take from how to have a beautiful garden buzzing with life, and apply them to having a life that […]

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January 2, 2021
Are you a scraper, thawer or squirter?

Scraping, thawing or squirting certainly all have there place when defrosting the car windscreen on a frosty morning. I’m a sit in the car and let it thaw as the car’s heater sends warm air onto the windscreen sort of girl. After 2020 and more recent lockdown restrictions I realised thawing is also the right […]

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December 16, 2020
Are you making mountains out of molehills?

When I'm working with clients to overcome their challenges to get back on track it's useful to listen to the language they use. Our language gives a clue to the internal representation we have about situation in our lives. A representation that negatively and positively impacts the beliefs we have about our ability to solve the situation and/or get out […]

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December 1, 2020
7 keys to having FULL IMPACT

The title of a PSA Scotland regional conference keynote I gave was "the 7 keys to having full impact when speaking" and has been adapted here to having FULL IMPACT where ever you want it. When you're faced with any challenge it's easy to dive into the details - into all the lovely content and facts […]

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October 5, 2020
7 tools to manage the unexpected

For most of the year you'd usually expect to see a bee in the borders buzzing between the plants. In July however the bees are not where you'd expect them to be and are under foot as they feed on the flower clover in the grass. Which is why 10th July is don't step on […]

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