Judge Not Lest We Be Judged… Part Deux

 The world moves in mysterious ways…. I bought a zippo lighter with “Judge not lest we be judged” engraved on it for my friend who had just become a judge at the time. I gave it to him at a dinner party to celebrate this event and to my utter shock he had stopped smoking […]

Life is all about practice…

20,000 hours of practice makes an expert according to studies, this means we should be experts at life by 2.283 years of age. Don’t you just love that? And when you think about it at around 2 years old toddlers are living very much in the present and are untainted by expectations that the culture […]

Keep Digging That Hole….

Keeping a check on ourselves when we communicate with others is pretty important I feel, what we put out there contributes to how we view and value ourselves. The more our actions match our words, the more we are valuing ourselves and projecting an energy of self-respect. When we don’t speak the truth or our […]

Protection from Disappointment?

I am becoming more aware of how to avoid disappointment… This involves carefully noticing how others behave in relation to invitations, offers of help and support… I have stopped expecting people to be as I am – if I say I’m going to do something I will (exceptions being drastic unforeseen circumstances). Instead I now […]

Are you ready for a revolution?

 Is it time for a revolution? I never thought I would see the day that I’d write about Russell Brand in utter appreciation of what he is doing, how he is expressing it and the potential that he, may just have sufficient gravitas and following to start a revolution. As he expresses the class struggles, […]

Going with the Flow…

‘Don’t push the river’ Ever feel blocked, stuck, frustrated, angry, irritated, disappointed and unable to make a decision? You know those times where you have energy blocks so it feels as though no matter what you do it will be the wrong move? What is possible in this situation? Often times it feels like not […]

Listen

Being human is messy, it’s not easy for anyone, we all experience ups and downs, whether they are forced external difficulties and dilemmas or because we are unsure about what or how or when to act, speak out or shut up! How can we make life easier for everyone? Just last week someone asked me […]

Successful Outcomes for 1-2-1 Clients

Having recently said a fond farewell to a number of my 1-2-1 clients I am reflecting on the process of new beginnings and inevitable endings. Yesterday I was having a conversation about psychotherapy and the co-dependent nature of client/therapist relationship, the client and therapist both benefit from the sessions, financially or emotionally or both. Traditional […]

Philanthropy a Reserve of the Rich?

“Love of humanity” Philanthropy appears to be another area that has become commonly associated with money, having money to be philanthropic, to donate or support financially causes that one sees are deserving or aligned with ones own values. I searched ‘philanthropists’ on google, after the obvious wiki definition next up is a list of the […]

What if?

What if the values you hold dear are usurped by your need to generate income, feed your family, your physical desires or are secondary to achieving status? How do we combat the dehumanisation of what we are exposed to through the media, the way we watch war, destruction and devastation of communities through natural disasters, […]