Bearing the Family Burden

Reading Angela’s piece on The Burden of Being the Feeling Bearer had me pause. For a while now, I’d forgotten this was my role growing up. I’d forgotten – conveniently – what a toll this took. But the reminder has been most timely. Only a week ago I was...

Truly Inspired

I’m working with someone recovering from a catastrophic medical emergency, veering between the dark days of discouragement and the lighter ones where a glimmer of hope shines through. Looking for inspiration for this person, I found this TED talk by Janine...

Floating

Floatworks pod F l o a t i n g.  Weightless, warm, quiet, soothed, calming. Inviting? Especially at the end of a long day, gruelling week, or perhaps middle of the day to boost creativity? I need no excuse to head to Vauxhall’s tube station and the few steps to...

Waiting can be good

“When your wings have suddenly and unexpectedly been clipped, maybe, just maybe, there’s more to learn by staying where you are.”Author unknown Someone I care about recently shared this at a time when they didn’t want to be in that...

What we can learn from athletes

A new book called The Golden Rules by Bob Bowman looks promising. Bob Bowman is a sports psychologist and swim coach, known for his work with one of the most decorated of Olympic athletes, Michael Phelps (22 medals, 18 of them gold). I don’t know if...