How we might be similar to dried lentils & what we can learn by watching them

Damned if those lentils, given just the right conditions, hadn’t still known (despite, we figured out, years dried up in a packet), exactly who they were and what they were here to do.

5 ways to manage your energy as a busy introvert

As an introvert I find myself drained by social interaction and as a I’m wiped out by a busy environment… And, whilst I know I can keep up this level of busy-ness for a short while, it will catch up with me, and so I’ve pulled together my favourite ways to look after my energy when I find myself being too busy.

One simple way to protect your time & energy.

What makes someone else happy isn’t necessarily going to make you happy! So how can you check in with what makes YOU happy, not them; that is to say, don’t assume that you want to be a copywriter because you see someone else loving that job.

Why ‘strategy’ used to scare me, and how trees helped…

Self-belief is easily dented if you let it be; here’s my invitation… if you find yourself feeling less-than because you’re not sure what people are talking about, or you’re in one of those conversations where you feel it’s about to go wrong, call a time-out and check in with word-meanings

Who are you right how? and how to use Covey’s ‘roles & goals’ to check in.

I first came across ‘roles & goals’ whilst reading Stephen R. Covey’s 7 Habits book many years ago; applying it at the time to the very discrete areas of ‘work’ and ‘home’ – it’s been a lightbulb moment to realise how much this simple technique can support me now that work and home are inextricably linked…

Why you should be careful about the stories you choose to tell yourself

Hello you, Humans are wonderful storytellers. We’re hardwired to shape experiences into stories, to help us remember events, to entertain and to fill gaps in our knowledge. And on that whole, that works really well. However, have you ever told yourself this story? Once upon a time, my friend didn’t reply to my text andContinue reading “Why you should be careful about the stories you choose to tell yourself”