3 life wisdoms that transformed my life – and how they can change yours too

I recently started reflecting how I got to where I am today and the one thing I keep coming back to is – meeting Alan, my first life coach.

His wisdom has stayed with me over the years so I thought I’d share some of them with you.

    1. The story of the plant

It’s 1996, and Alan and I are sitting in the foyer of one of those large hotels in London.  It’s one of those posh hotels with a secluded space apart from the hustle and bustle of guests checking in and out.

Alan is sitting on one of those plush sofas; I choose the armchair.  Between us is a large coffee table with a large plant, one of those real ones, not the artificial sort.

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The gift of tears

 However much I try to refrain from crying, there always comes a time when I can no longer resist and a storm of tears bursts out of my body.  The intensity of it always, ALWAYS, takes me by surprise, especially because I believe that weeping is part of the healing process.

Love in action

I also know from personal experience that my

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Redundancy after 50: The scrapheap isn’t the only option

Written by friend and passionate Redundancy Crusader Elaine Hopkins, this blog looks at the full and rich life that can be yours if you’re over 50 and have been made redundant.

Being made redundant at any age sucks. If it happens to you when you’re over 50, it really sucks. I should know: it happened to me when I was 55, after 35 years in corporate life. I was arrogant enough to think I’d never experience it. I was wrong.

Since that fateful day in June 2010, I’ve spent a lot of time with

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