Masks, fuel and money in the bank.

In a recent conversation I was struck by the power that analogy has to illustrate and clarify a point.  I was inspired to recall the analogies I use in my coaching conversations and the gifts of Positive psychology. Analogy 1. You are on an aeroplane and the safety talk is underway, ‘In the case ofContinue reading “Masks, fuel and money in the bank.”

Happiness Is Sharing

Love only grows by sharing.   You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.’   Brian Tracy Sharing is being generous, trusting and open. Sharing is being in it together, fitting together so that your energy is magnified.  Sharing the load.  Carrying one handle each rather than two handles on your own.Continue reading “Happiness Is Sharing”

The Game of Life

 ‘Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one  you had before’                                                 Elizabeth Edwards Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity. If life is a game then snakes and ladders is the one played most often.  The snakes represent times of crisis and the ladders are timesContinue reading “The Game of Life”

A Clear Vision

 ‘Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart‘ Carl Jung Look back and learn, look forward and achieve. Vision is purpose. Vision is the fully created image on the jigsaw box. The jigsaw pieces are the steps that take you there.  Vision is your destination; it is where you are headed.Continue reading “A Clear Vision”

Cherish Every Moment

‘As you breathe in cherish yourself, as you breathe out cherish all beings’  Dalai Lama Xiv To cherish is to treat gently, with warmth and understanding.  It is to marinade in love and to enjoy the pleasure this brings.  It is the holding kiss, cupped hands and tender touch. Cherish others, cherish yourself.                 Appreciate whatContinue reading “Cherish Every Moment”

Creativity is Visionary

Creativity is open, no holds barred, unrestricted. It thrives in variety, imagination and inspiration. Creativity is visionary – it forms an image in your head and gently manipulates it until it can be seen in the physical world. You cannot put creativity in a box. It is outside of the box, thinking of ways toContinue reading “Creativity is Visionary”

Letting go

‘Some think it’s holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it’s letting go.’  Sylvia Robinson There is a connection – a bond, a tie, an attachment, an umbilical cord.  Imagine holding onto one end of a rope and another is holding onto the other end of the rope. You both hold on tightly. Wherever oneContinue reading “Letting go”

Time to Celebrate

‘It is good to have an end to journey toward – but it is the journey that matters in the end.’  Ursula K Leguin It has been a joy. Like watching one of my favourite films I have been taken on a wonderful journey.  I have laughed and cried, been inspired and showered with wonder.Continue reading “Time to Celebrate”

The Heart of Passion

                            ‘Passion is the genesis of genius.’  Tony Robbins Passion is where your heart is. If your head is reason then your heart is passion.  Passion is movement, momentum, it is a force for good.  Allow your passion to guide you towards your hearts desire. If it was up to me I would…………….What would you do?Continue reading “The Heart of Passion”

A Soft Place to Land

  ‘Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.’   Hippocrates. Comfort is a soft place.  It is being held by someone you trust, with their arms, their empathy or their gaze.  Comfort is being understood and cared for.  It is curling up on a large sofa surrounded by cushions.  Comfort is a healing touch.  It soothesContinue reading “A Soft Place to Land”

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