Missing the bus – synchronicity and love

By the time I came out of my meeting this evening, it was cold and dark outside. I couldn’t see any buses approaching so I decided to walk briskly to the next bus stop to warm myself up. Just before I reached the next stop, the bus went past, and I was annoyed with myself. […]

Forget perfectionism. Fly by the seat of your pants!

  How many times have you put off doing something because you weren’t convinced you were skilled enough, or you didn’t feel ready? I can happily say that when I started blogging I didn’t really know what I was doing. So I made it up as I went along, and I enjoyed it. But even […]

Who’s living in your head?

ideas, thoughts, feelings, beliefs, opinions

Does this emotion belong to you? Let’s start with positive feelings. Where do they come from? Well, sometimes we just wake up feeling cheerful, sometimes we get there by meditating or doing some yoga, and sometimes a simple pleasure will do the trick, like a hot chocolate on a chilly day. Then there are the […]

Too Much Too Soon – diary anxiety and goal overwhelm

Running in PJs… This is not a normal January. Socially slow. Soggy underfoot. That’s pretty standard and quite acceptable, because we usually like to emerge slowly from our state of hibernation. But the usual, comfortable, slightly boring January plod, that’s not happening this year. Not for me anyway. 2014 burst in, dragged me out from […]

Could happen to anyone

Some of you will have been through what I’m about to describe. Others will know someone who has. If you’ve never encountered a life-changing event, keep reading: you might want to jump before you’re pushed. I’m talking about a career gone to pieces. It could be that your industry, once stable, has suddenly gone into […]