Making More Space

Making More Space

It’s very easy to say “take a step back,” “see the bigger picture,” “make more space,” “just detach” and, in my experience, much harder to do in practice. As I was working with someone today, I was taken by surprise when a fresh way to do this presented itself, so I...
Crisis and Opportunity

Crisis and Opportunity

We find ourselves in remarkable times. The word “unprecedented” is used repeatedly. In peacetime there have never been such circumstances.  I’m incredibly fortunate to be able to do the majority of my work virtually. I’ve been working with clients worldwide for some...

Hope Springs Eternal

Always we hopesomeone else has the answer.some other place will be better,some other time it will all turn out. This is it.no one else has the answer.no other place will be better,and it has already turned out. At the centre of your beingyou have the...
The best teachers; often in disguise

The best teachers; often in disguise

Aside from my favourite kindergarten teacher, who had the softest of angora cardigans and comfiest of laps to climb into, some of the best teachers in my life have actually been people I loathed. Loathed? Well, I’ve learnt from experience that when I find...
The Embodiment of Recovery

The Embodiment of Recovery

Earlier this month I celebrated thirty-two years’ sobriety. For the uninitiated that means eleven thousand six hundred and eighty continuous days without alcohol. Of any kind. That’s what surprises most people. “Not even a sip?” Nope. No sherry trifle. No Bailey’s...
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...