Can You Really Be the Best Version of Yourself?

Can You Really Be the Best Version of Yourself?

Last week a client said she’d heard the phrase “Be the Best Version of Yourself” and she felt overwhelmed by the idea. I’ve heard that phrase over the years and at one time I loved it, and it was usually when I felt like I wasn’t good enough. So, I’d go in search of...
Is the Real You Covered Up By the Noise in Your Head?

Is the Real You Covered Up By the Noise in Your Head?

Back in 2013, I learnt about a new understanding of how the mind works.  I was so impacted by what I had read that I decided to train in it so that I could coach my clients in this new way. I embarked on a 9 month training with my coach, mentor and friend, Michael...
Seeing Pain Differently

Seeing Pain Differently

Many years ago, while at a mindfulness retreat, I was complaining to the Buddhist monk that I couldn’t sit cross-legged like everyone else as it was painful.  His solution was simple and very kind…he told me to sit in a chair!  He then asked me about my experience of...
“Autobiography in Five Short Chapters” by Portia Nelson

“Autobiography in Five Short Chapters” by Portia Nelson

  A busy mind and mindlessness to awareness and being mindful…beautifully and simply illustrated in this poem. Chapter I I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost… I am hopeless. It isn’t my fault. It takes forever...
4 Thoughts on Mindful Living

4 Thoughts on Mindful Living

What is mindful living and is it something we need to practice? This is a question I’m frequently asked by my clients. Mindful living is staying present in your day to day life. When you get distracted, you bring your attention back to what you’re doing in...

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