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June 13, 2018

"Look on the bright side"

"Find the silver lining"

"Make lemonade"

These are common saying we may use with ourselves and others to give us a "pep talk" or a "pick me up"when things aren't going our way.

As a coach and trainer I'm always of the belief that you have the inte...

October 17, 2017

I'm extremely adaptable.

You want someone to do X - I can do it.

You want someone to speak to Y - I can do it.

You want someone to run Z - I can do it too.

Having clocked up degrees in Psychology, Teaching and Law - I've also spent time in each profession (learning to be t...

September 18, 2017

No, no, no, a thousand times no!  When "change works out" it is usually because you have shifted

your mind set to deal with it.  It is usually because you have faced whatever was holding you back from change and got through the pain and fear that was binding you.  It i...

September 13, 2017

When caring is part of your job, it is "emotional labour".  You are not doing it to get something direct in return - that is not the place nor duty nor the obligation of the person receiving your care. 

Therefore, emotional agility includes SELF CARE.  This is ess...

September 11, 2017

Andrew Sturdy (1998) wrote of the “’Consumer Society’…whereby we are all seen as sovereign customers – ‘patients, parents, passengers and pupils are reimagined as ‘customers.’” (du Gay and Salaman, 1992, cited by Sturdy, 1998:27).  This in turn, he argues, prompts empl...

September 8, 2017

When I was at the dog's home choosing a dog I fell in love with a border collie. I previously had a collie, and this one had presented himself at his cage, he brought out his ball and he knew how to sit and lie down on command. We had a fun 20 minutes playing and I put...

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