Here’s a quote by Henry Ford: “If you believe you can, you’re right; if you believe you can’t, you’re right”. That quote directly reflected my own experience. A few years back I was … [Read more...] about When YOU change, your life and your relationships change too!
Everybody knows the dangers of subconscious limiting beliefs. There are lots and lots of articles describing how our limiting beliefs keep us small, living mediocre lives, overwhelmed with self-doubt, harsh self-criticism and believing we don’t have what it takes to create something different. All of this is true. If you believe you can’t, then you can’t, and all your experiences will support that belief. If you believe you can then your experiences will be evidence of that belief too. You … [Read more...] about How your thinking shapes your life
Contrary to what many people believe, loving yourself is NOT self-indulging. It is NOT a luxury. On the contrary, it's absolutely fundamental to our health, wellbeing and happiness. That's because our relationship with ourselves determines the quality of all our other relationships. Most relationships are UN-equal. Often, one person loves more than is being loved in return. And yet, when we like ourselves, trust ourselves and know that we can depend on ourselves, we're able to develop … [Read more...] about Why does it matter if you love yourself?
I’m currently deeply immersed in the pursuit of happiness. This exploration is not turning out the way I expected it to. On reflection, that’s probably because, when I first started out on this journey I thought I knew the answer already. OK, so that’s not exactly open minded. But, as the insights began to accumulate my ideas about what happiness actually is and feels like began to expand. So I did what all good researchers do - I started to pay attention to the times when I was feeling … [Read more...] about Are you sure you know what happiness is?
Do you have a ‘wait’ problem? No, I didn’t mis-spell it; I really mean ‘wait’ problem. This is what my friend asked me the other day a – a little tongue-in-cheek. As I certainly don’t have a ‘weight’ problem I had no idea how to answer. She smiled. I frowned. “It’s just that I noticed how you tend to scare yourself into a state of paralysis”, she said. “What do you mean?” So she told me – and now, I’m telling you: Whenever I’m confronted with having to learn something new – in my case, … [Read more...] about Do you have a ‘wait’ problem?
My friend Beverley Glick, The Story Archaeologist, invited me to join her on a writer’s blogging tour. The idea is that writers answer four questions about their writing process and then hand on to two more writers who do the same thereby creating an ever-increasing inter-linked chain of writers! So here are my answers – followed by two great writers who will follow me! What am I working on? Right now I’m involved in a series of projects. One I’m particularly excited about is … [Read more...] about Writing process blogging tour