Somatic coaching during the pandemic

Somatic coaching during the pandemic

Is there anything left to say about our unprecedented circumstances? I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling OVER-zoomed, connected, educated,entertained. While the new found space in my calendar is welcome on many levels, it’s tempting to get lost in the daily deluge...
Waiting can be good

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 inspires you?

What inspires you?

Whenever I witness my husband staring at the ceiling, investigating hinges or observing the mechanics of something, I know immediately what’s going on. He’s being curious and getting inspired. As an engineer he’s totally fascinated by “how...

Relationship matters

I enjoy spending time relaxing at the spa, getting a massage, taking a sauna….relaxing and rewarding myself. When there are several to choose from, how am I influenced? Assuming equal quality and ambience, I am drawn to the spa where I matter. The one where I am...
Word of the Year

Word of the Year

I’ve never liked New Year’s Resolutions. Starting out the year with an almost guaranteed disappointment doesn’t make much sense to me. So when a friend told me about Word of the Year, the idea really resonated. I’ve enjoyed planning one each year of the decade now...
How long does change take?

How long does change take?

If this title caught your eye, I’m guessing you’d like me to answer with a reassuring “oh, six sessions should do it.” But I’m not going to lie or beat about the bush. Change takes way way longer than any of us really want to admit. Supposing you cut the thumb of your...

Virtual Interviews

My client DG was recently interviewed for an international role he really wanted. “It was a disaster!” he reported. “We had to use Skype and I’m a complete luddite when it comes to these things.” With interviews and business being...

The Oxygen Mask

“When the oxygen masks fall from the overhead compartment, place yours over your nose and mouth [demonstrates], then decide which of your family members you wish to assist with theirs, if any.” So began the flight atttendant on the last budget flight I...

Understanding teenagers

Ever had a time when it seemed your teenager had turned into someone you no longer recognised? Worse still, actually resembled an alien from another planet? You are not crazy and, the good news is, neither is your teenager. Neuroanatomist Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, famous...

Deep Listening

“Oh, the comfort — the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person — having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift...