What’s holding you back?

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 – a precious gift. Tips for improving your listening skills

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

Change starts with ourselves

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

Giving and receiving

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

What’s good for you?

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

Take control of how you react to stress and anxiety

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

When fear holds us back

Meeting our fears with compassion Fear is a constant companion for so many of us. Fear of the unknown, fear of taking a risk, fear of conflict, fear of failure, fear of our own potential, fear of change. Fear in itself is not a bad thing. The innate intention of fear is always positive, helping … Read more

Empty Office Day 17th June

Discover the benefits of working outdoors Nature is a great catalyst to creative thinking, problem-solving and stress reduction and London, as one of the greenest cities in the world, offers many small green squares and big parks. Even a walk round the block helps to reset our mood and regain perspective on things. Empty Office … Read more

Giving back to our green spaces – World Environment Day

“A good walk puts things right.” I can’t agree more! Following a day out in nature I feel much more in tune with myself. I have a clearer perspective on things, I feel more spacious inside and so often I have new ideas for work or for things that I’d like to try out, explore … Read more

Grow, Share and Care this World Environment Day

By Florence Scialom, Network of Wellbeing “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make” – Jane Goodall We are all interconnected. A person’s wellbeing depends on the wellbeing … Read more

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