A tree is just a tree!

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Most of the time we aren’t really awake to real life. We walk around caught up in the fantasy of the stories we tell ourself about what we think is (or isn’t) happening. Then we get upset, sad, mad and angry about the stories we have just made up. How ridiculous is that? We seek…

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Doing the thing that is right in front of you

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Not so long ago, my life seemed to be a thrilling adventure. I had a clear vision for what I wanted to create and every day I woke with fire in my belly, ready to make my mark on the world. I grabbed opportunities by the horns and when they weren’t coming thick or fast…

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Should relationships be a choice?

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This isn’t the usual topic that I blog about, although the sentiment is very much aligned with my values of connection, honesty and inclusive relationships. But there is another reason for choosing this theme to write about today. Two years ago, I met a lady called Rach Wilson at a marketing event in San Diego. We…

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Could your negative self-talk be your greatest gift?

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Have you ever been in a dark place and some helpful soul has suggested that you ‘be positive!’

It seems to make good sense. After all, who wants to wallow in negativity or worry? The idea of being positive is to turn our back on the doom and gloom, and focus on moving towards a happier and more upbeat state of mind.

That’s why so many of us have created excellent strategies to cope with our negativity.

But what if your negative self-talk contains a special gift that your be positive attitude is masking from view? Sound a little far-fetched? If so, let me clarify this concept.

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Staying with the moment

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When times are tough, its natural to want to believe things will improve. Holding onto a ‘things can only get better’ belief is comforting and reassuring.

But it also projects our attention into the future – to that imagined time of improvement. In doing so, we lose touch with the richness of the present moment.

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Why can’t you ‘stop’ worrying?

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We all understand the concept of non-worry at an intellectual level but not doing it is a different matter. If giving up worry was so easy then wouldn’t we simply stop?

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Should we forget about goals?

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What if goal setting is actually much less important in life than perhaps we think? Just to be clear, I do believe that it is valuable for everyone to have an experience of setting goals and achieving them. Living from a place of victimhood and believing that life happens to us without our influence does…

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Don’t ask others to agree – invite them to be authentic!

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We’ve all been there. Confronted by someone who has managed to distort reality to fit their experience and completely closed off to any other rational or reasonable explanation. To add insult to injury, they are probably now sharing their distorted perception of you with anyone else who cares to listen. Grrrrr!

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This thing called Love

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This thing called love! It’s the aspect of life we are most likely to get in a right pickle over. Since the first moment we were born, we have been on a constant quest to feel loved by those around us. In our initial few weeks on earth, we cried out for the attention of…

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Finding the joy of generosity in contribution (not obligation!)

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In this article I want to focus upon an aspect of life that is often overlooked and frequently misunderstood — the concept of generosity. The idea of giving generously is usually accompanied by a set of conditioned responses. From an early age we have been subjected to others’ perceptions of generosity. We may have learnt…

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