Category Archives: meaning for life

10 Top Tips For Enjoying Lockdown

10 tips for fulfilment & enjoyment which work any day of the week or time of the year; in crisis or achievement. Continue reading

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I tried & Didn’t Do Very Well: I’m Not Sure It’s For Me

Steve Jobs of Apple fame was one of the most physically awkward & unconfident speakers when he started. He went on to become probably one of the most sought-after & inspirational presenters of the past century. When I was 7 … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: One Minute Book Reviews

Although it can be a struggle at first, reading books is something I enjoy. Once I’ve started I have to finish! They are like a magnet, drawing me in. Personally, I find the physical book much more accessible & attractive … Continue reading

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Building Confidence & Overcoming Fears: Some Personal Experiences

This past week I have been pondering a few lessons I have learnt whilst helping people overcome fears & grow in confidence. Hopefully, they will help you on your journey too. So, here goes … What is Confidence? I think … Continue reading

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Striving For Perfection: A Distraction From The Truth?

“That’s perfect!” “Perfection indeed!” “Aim for perfection & you’ll get somewhere near.” Such phrases trip off our tongue & find their way into so many everyday conversations: at home; in the office; in our training & target-setting events; in our … Continue reading

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A Quiet Corner On A Stormy Lake

Sometimes when the storms are blowing we need to find a quiet corner where we can recover & be prepared to venture out again. My ‘quiet corner’ can be solitude, going on a walk, being with friends or talking to … Continue reading

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Change the Light & Ordinary Places Can Look Extraordinary

Change the light & ordinary places can look extraordinary. Change our view or perspective & ordinary situations can become filled with extraordinary potential. Take care until next time …

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Reds & Greys: The Power of a Sunset

The beauty of a sunset tells us one day is over, another will begin. If there is one thing I have never lost faith in it is new beginnings. We don’t have to forget the old day; it may help … Continue reading

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RIP Herr Prof Dr Dr William Graham Wood (1944 – 2014) aka. My Brother

Being woken up with the news that your brother has just passed away is a surprise I could do without. At times like this it is too easy to ask questions; the ‘What if’ ones are always the most destructive & … Continue reading

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Setting The Victim, Rescuer & Persecutor Free

    Sometimes we find ourselves locked into a seemingly never ending cycle: One minute we feel hard-done-by, then someone helps us, then we struggle with the help or we feel resentful towards the helper, then we feel guilty & hard-done-by etc … Continue reading

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