The meaning of strife

The meaning of strife
Reading time: 5 minutes Apr 29th 2018

The meaning of strife We hear it all the time. The fast paced world we live in brings more stress than ever. We find ourselves locked in a world of endless attention grabbing. Inundated with worries and fears about the problems that stalk us, we find ourselves needing to handle a massive amount of stress. The word strife is rarely…

What to remember when tough times come

What to remember when tough times come
Reading time: 3 minutes Apr 17th 2018

What to remember when tough times come Life has an incredible ability to turn around within a matter of days. One day the problems you have might be imaginary problems with how you are thinking and feeling, the next day you find yourself facing a real life issue. Tragedies, grief, heartbreak, pain, illness and suffering are all experiences we will…

THE POWER OF A NEW POINT OF VIEW

THE POWER OF A NEW POINT OF VIEW
Reading time: 4 minutes Apr 9th 2018

THE POWER OF A NEW POINT OF VIEW: How to become a lot more relaxed about life Many years ago, I remember a terrific book that came out called ‘Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff’. It became a bestseller and is still to be found in many bookshops I have been in. What made me most interested in this book was…

The wisdom of Mr. Miyagi

The wisdom of Mr. Miyagi
Reading time: 3 minutes Mar 26th 2018

The wisdom of Mr. Miyagi Recently, The Karate Kid came on the TV. A story about a teenager who is bullied and learns karate from a wise old Japanese man called Mr. Miyagi is the ultimate hero’s journey. Terms like ‘wax on, wax off’ became memes years ago as it became one of the classic fun movies most people had…

The true power of honesty

The true power of honesty
Reading time: 6 minutes Mar 19th 2018

The true power of honesty My job involves helping people to communicate more effectively with themselves and with others. In organisations this has a powerful impact on their ability to perform as they want to as well as communicate the messages they want to in the most effective way. One of the biggest challenges I have found that people have,…

STORYNOMICS and the impact of Story on Business

STORYNOMICS and the impact of Story on Business
Reading time: 6 minutes Mar 8th 2018

STORYNOMICS and the impact of Story on Business A few years ago, I sat in a lecture on storytelling. I was surrounded by Hollywood producers, actors, directors, screenwriters, playwrights and television writers. We were attending Robert McKee’s story seminar. Hour after hour Bob stood on stage and explained how story worked. He revealed the art and science of effective storytelling….

Let’s talk about white privilege

Let’s talk about white privilege
Reading time: 10 minutes Mar 5th 2018

Let’s talk about white privilege Normally, I avoid any divisive topic like the plague. But occasionally, I have something to say that I’m hoping will somehow make some sort of difference. I understand that as soon as someone chimes in on areas like this, instantly there is plenty of emotion filled responses to it. I also understand that I am…

How to increase your energy levels

How to increase your energy levels
Reading time: 4 minutes Feb 26th 2018

How to increase your energy levels I am frequently asked by various people how I manage to do so much and how I almost always seem full of energy. Of course, there are plenty of people out there who have more hectic lives than me and somehow balance their careers with a busy family life. I’m very aware of that….

How to handle rumination

How to handle rumination
Reading time: 4 minutes Feb 19th 2018

How to handle rumination Recently, I was asked to talk about how to handle rumination. Rumination is the process whereby we think about something that makes us feel bad continuously. We go over and over it inside our head and continue to generate the negative feelings. But what is the difference between worry and rumination? How do we need to…

Healing the relationship you have with yourself

Healing the relationship you have with yourself
Reading time: 4 minutes Feb 5th 2018

Healing the relationship you have with yourself John Gottman is a relationship researcher who has compiled a massive amount of fascinating research into what keeps couples together and what results in happy relationships. When considering Gottman’s work, one of the things that struck me was how relevant his work is to the relationships that we have with ourselves. If there…