Tel: 07815 591279  Email: karen@greenspacecoaching.com  Skype: karen.liebenguth  

How to simplify your life to achieve greater fulfillment Less is more – a saying, like all sayings, that holds an important grain of truth. In fact, I’ve just experienced its meaning during a wonderful two week retreat in the Scottish Highlands, away from it all – a full and busy life in London – … Read more

We all long for happiness and yet few of us say we are happy – why? Each year, on the occasion of International Day of Happiness (20th March), I like to share my thoughts on ‘happiness’ – a central theme to both my work with clients and my own personal development. For a long time, … Read more

Tips to get you through those though moments Over the years, I’ve come to realise that no matter what clients come to me with – stress, feeling stuck, lack of direction or control over life, low confidence or unhappiness at work – the underlying cause of their unease stems the from a harsh, self-critical inner … Read more

Generosity comes in many guises, but why is it so important? Giving time to support or listen to someone, giving knowledge, respect, regard or praise; giving care and love…. There are many ways in which we can express generosity and it is not solely related to giving money, as we are prone to think. Our … Read more

Get 2017 off to the start you want Some years ago, I read a great analogy that I often use to help people understand life coaching. It compared coaching to architecture – you are at a point in your life where you are ready to move forward and a coach draws from your wisdom and … Read more

Listening vs waiting to speak When was the last time you felt genuinely listened to by a friend, spouse, partner, colleague or line-manger…? When was the last time you genuinely listened to someone? The simple act of listening Genuine listening happens when we are fully present for another person. When we are not distracted and … Read more

We can’t change the other, we can only change ourselves Learning that we can’t change others can be an ongoing and frustrating life lesson. We can’t control others simply because we are not them. We are all wonderfully unique with specific views of self, other and the world around us that have formed as we’ve … Read more

We need to know how to do both In my August blog I talked about why self-compassion – becoming one’s own best friend – is so crucial for our mental and emotional wellbeing. A vital part of practicing self-compassion is giving and receiving, both crucial life skills for our wellbeing and personal development. When we … Read more

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Self-compassion – a road to greater resilience? Do you struggle to say ‘no’ sometimes, worried what others may think of you? Do you find you often take someone’s disappointment so personally that it feels like they’re rejecting you, that they no longer like you? Do you then beat yourself up about the situation? Consider this for a moment. … Read more

When we spend most of our life in a state of heightened alertness or stress with adrenaline pumping around our bodies all the time, our hormone balance becomes disrupted and cannot return to its normal state even when our stress level drops. Many of us then find it hard to wind down, to ground ourselves … Read more

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