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 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...

Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

I was raised to think poetry had to rhyme. Pretty limiting, but there we have it. So it was with joy and amazement I discovered a whole other world of gorgeous poetry, mostly courtesy my work at Strozzi Institute www.strozziinstitute.com where its founder,...

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...

Integrating Coaching and Counselling

My friend and colleague Carolyn Mumby has recently published an interesting article in BACP’s Private Practice magazine about the integration of coaching and counselling. Along with other practitioners, I was asked to contribute and here’s the outcome....