“From Bullied to Brilliant” – The Biggest Bully

Friday, 20 January 2012

Shifting Focus

You have an important gift to offer the world. You are in the right place at the right time. You have a golden opportunity to learn something extremely valuable about yourself through this experience. You are perfect as you are.

The irony of the bullying cycle is that your greatest adversary and the most significant and hurtful bully you will ever meet, is YOU. Think about it ... more...

Work/Life Balance – Fact or Fiction?

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

I can’t tell you how many people I meet that trumpet the war cry, “There is so little time and so much to do!” Apparently the white rabbit in Alice in Wonderland had it right when he said “Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late”. Lewis Carroll was on to something. Is it my imagination or is it difficult to combine quality of life with work pressures ... more...

The Jonathan Syndrome – The Value of ‘Not’ Fitting In

Friday, 16 September 2011

Have you read the story of Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach? The seagull who was rejected by his flock for being different. He wanted to find out how fast he could fly and wasn't interested in fighting on the ground for fish like the others. Jonathan Livingston Seagull Do you ever get the feeling that you simply don't fit in anywhere? That literally nobody on the planet views life through your ... more...

The Logic of Love

Monday, 12 September 2011

I have always been a fairly emotional person. When I was younger it was more pronounced, being the only girl, having 6 brothers and growing up in the North of England, I think I was inevitably going to be cast in the 'over-sensitive' role in the family. I was never going to be the tough one. At the time I thought it to be a great burden and an annoying inconvenience, especially through school as sensitivity is NOT an advantage there.

Down But Not Out – Overcoming Adversity

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

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Have you ever thought to yourself, when someone asks you "How are you?", that you would like to give them a real and truthful answer but can't? As a rule I am as truthful as I can be without causing harm or insult but the old "How are you?" question does put me in a bind from time to time. Some days I am on top of the world, and sometimes not so much. Some days I have had a great sleep, ... more...

For Jenny

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints of snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there; I did not die.

Mary Elizabeth Frye

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Just For Today

Friday, 8 July 2011

Just for today, breathe deeper.

Just for today, forget to worry and stress.

Just for today, share a smile or a kindness with a stranger.

Just for today, know yourself to be amazing and beautiful.

Just for today, forget past hurt and sadness.

Just for today, be grateful for all that is right with your world.

Just for today, breathe deeper, be kinder and smile.

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