Secret’s of a Writer’s Soul

After reading the following quote from Virginia Woolf, I sat back and wondered if it was actually true, ‘Every secret of a writer’s soul, experience of his life, quality of his mind is written large in his works’. Are all my secrets up for grabs in the posts, articles and […] Read more »

Stories in my Head

I’m a big fan of gratitude.  You know the kind of thing.  You look around you and find a reason to be grateful for what shows up.  Not always easy but always do-able.  Today I feel very grateful to my sister. Take last night.  I was feeling unhappy as I […] Read more »

Inner well being

Rushing around today from one appointment to the next, I finally got to put my feet up and relax.  Some days are like that and as much I’d like it to be otherwise, some days it all gets out of hand. Days like today are fine if I’m in a […] Read more »

Living your story

It’s true that everyone is living their story.  Their own version of how they interact with the world around them. Doesn’t matter what’s going on or how well they know someone they can only ever see and react through their own eyes. Not only their eyes but also their thoughts.  Everything that […] Read more »

Accepting responsibility

Here’s how the conversation went yesterday after the normal pleasantries had been given and received: ‘Guess what, I rang my sister Ruth last week as we’d planned to have a day out and now she says she has a lot on this month so doesn’t want to spend anymore money […] Read more »

Authentic happiness

One line from an article stood out and resonated with me today.  It was ‘your happiness is the most significant contribution you can make’.  Happiness is such a vital factor in growing your well being but where do you find it? There is a coaching premise that you can ‘fake it […] Read more »

Sending happiness

Sending Christmas cards is such a gentle way to spread a little happiness.  It’s that time of year when my social calender goes through the roof.  So many friends, family and colleagues to meet, catch up with and share.  It’s a whirl.  I love it.  Every single minute. There’s something about getting […] Read more »

A listening heart

Over the weekend I’ve been on a journey courtesy of British rail and British underground.  Planned work on many of the lines caused me to have a variety of different modes of transport to reach my destination. I really wanted to get there. It didn’t matter what obstacles were placed […] Read more »

A listening heart

Over the weekend I’ve been on a journey courtesy of British rail and British underground.  Planned work on many of the lines caused me to have a variety of different modes of transport to reach my destination. I really wanted to get there. It didn’t matter what obstacles were placed […] Read more »

Life’s second chances

Life’s second chances don’t always come about as you might expect them to.  In today’s Daily Express Vanessa Feltz starts her weekly column with ‘Life doesn’t often dole out second chances.’  Vanessa is taking the opportunity to re-enter the Big Brother house and as she puts it ‘a second bite […] Read more »