Shedding skins

Responding to what’s stirring in us isn’t a simple arithmetic equation. One in, one out. And it’s rarely about things either. It might be about identity or self-worth. Who do we think we are? What defines us? One of my big steps in recent months has been letting go of being a former chief exec. …

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Holding on

You know what it’s like when you’ve got so many things in your hands. And then something else comes along… Like Sorrel, our lovely Welsh Springer Spaniel, who must have something in her mouth if someone comes through the door. It’s not that she wants you to take it from her. It’s just her thing. …

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What’s stirring?

Making change – of whatever kind – requires emotional effort. Whether this is in our personal lives, or a change we are seeking to make in our work or wider world. It doesn’t start in our heads. Sure, we can (and will) rationalise it. And we need to engage our minds in order to assess …

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Profoundly you…

… quietly ‘When you have something to say, you don’t need to shout… you don’t need to compete when you know who you are.’ Thanks Bernadette – From Story Driven, by Bernadette Jiwa

Quiet isn’t an off switch

In our binary world of black and white, yes and no, perhaps we are becoming blind to the abundance of quiet. Because quiet isn’t just an absence… What is your quiet full of and do you need more?

Growing space for hope

Each type of seed we plant requires a different kind of soil and space around it. As they germinate and grow, we water them and take out the weeds so they can thrive. What kind of growing space do you need for hopeful change? Just asking…

What do you delight in?

When I look around, I see and hear many voices that tell me what they’re against. It’s relatively easy to point the finger. To rail against actions and attitudes. And to say why something is wrong. But what are we for? That takes far more thought, courage and heart. Let’s start with what delights us.

Staying connected

New beginnings do require us as individuals to make decisions and take action. Otherwise, it just remains an idea or dream. And no one can do that for us. It’s ours alone. But that’s where the single status stops. Our being in the new place – physically or metaphorically – can never be just about …

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Beautiful harmonics

Unless you are the 1 in 10,000 who has perfect pitch, you’ll have to feel your way to the right note. Along the way, the difference between what you are singing and the note you are tuning to feels bumpy. That’s the harmonic effect of sound waves being out of sync. The frequencies are discordant. …

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