Located in space


Where is your space? Is it defined by walls or shaped by ideas? And is it charted by geography or relationships? Is your space internal or external? And how much is it coloured by expectations – yours and others? I wonder, where is your space, do you know? Yet, I do know that your space … Read more

I don’t know…


These three words create one of the most liberating and devastating phrases in our vocabulary. Ten characters that we either speak as invitation or resignation. What are they to you?

Find the formula and get the chocolate


I had this bizarre thought as I stood in the Welsh rain looking over the lake yesterday morning. ‘Find the formula and get the chocolate.’ Where did that come from? Especially as I was pondering big metaphysical questions on the purpose of life and direction while enjoying the beauty of the valley and appreciating its … Read more

Crossing thresholds

When we talk about personal change we use phrases like stepping up, stepping out, or even stepping down. They all convey movement, but also a sense of geographical shift. From here to there. So I wonder why we assume it’s going to be easy? Perhaps it’s an unhelpful mindset that suggests that if it’s difficult … Read more

Choices are rarely binary

Yet we treat them as if they are. Either it’s this or that. Choose. But rarely do we encounter such clear cut divisions in our complex world or organic lives. Big decisions are made up of a myriad of tiny little choices – many seemingly unconnected – made along the way. Plus a lot of … Read more

Smile, please

What happens when you smile? I could point you to all the scientific evidence on what it does to our brain and body chemistry. We could talk about the psychological impact on the people around you. But instead, I wonder what happens to you as you smile? How does it affect who you are and … Read more

Here we are, again…

With a choice. Do we continue to tread the tramlines of thought and perception that have led us here? For some of us, this is yet again… Or do we look inside and see the thought patterns that need to be unlocked? Being prepared to name them and let them go… Fresh thinking requires courage. … Read more

Gifts out of sight

Walking through damp woods this morning, something caught my attention. It was a beautiful smell. Looking up in the small clearing, I noticed luscious strands of honeysuckle cascading over the upper branches of the willows behind me. Intoxicating. The experience took my breath away. Something I would not have seen was offered as a multi-sensory … Read more

Are you ready?

It depends… Is this being ready to perform heart surgery (probably not unless you’ve undergone nine years of training) or to take your next step? To stand up and speak or do something you know is important when everyone else is sitting down. To begin. It also depends on why you’re asking. Is it a … Read more


‘If’ is one of those simple, pivotal words. Depending on what you put either side radically affects where you land. What if… opens up our thinking to creative possibilities. We start to see beyond our boundaries and generate the emotional and cognitive energy for exploration. If only… shuts us down. This is victim talk. Someone … Read more