Resilience Leads to Success

Can you speak Mandarin? Can you sky dive? Have you written your book? Instead of answering “no” try “not yet”. Feel the difference. “Not yet” is full of future possibility. A school in Chicago graded exam papers either ‘pass’ or ‘not yet’. Leading motivation...
Taking Risks and Living Large

Taking Risks and Living Large

A Moment’s Opportunity How many opportunities would a photographer have to get a photo like this? How many treks, cold dawns and sore backs are involved?  This is an example of how we just don’t know what’s around the corner. The photographer sets up...
Mind Coach and Metacognition

Mind Coach and Metacognition

Who Needs a Mind Coach? Even high performance athletes need a mind coach in their corner. We know there’s more to winning than physical training. The mind also needs to be trained. MetaCognition A new book, by a performance psychologist Gayelene Clews, is valuable for...
Cooking With Love Mindfully

Cooking With Love Mindfully

These cakes look so good you can almost take one off the table. They were made by a friend. She doesn’t seem to have any trouble getting cakes to rise, or icing to set. But then she pays attention to what she’s doing. ‘Cooking Mindfully’...
Living in the Moment

Living in the Moment

Mindfulness. It’s finally catching on. It’s the new black. Stop !  Enjoy the aroma of that coffee without clicking on texts and emails at the same time. Taste the coffee and look around you. Be aware we of your thoughts. Worry, Anxiety,  Fear, Regret A...
Ageing with Attitude

Ageing with Attitude

If you’re a BabyBoomer I guess you remember Jane Fonda’s workouts – the music, the leotards, head bands, leg warmers…a whole special lycra wardrobe for workouts. I still have a set of leg-warmers just in case there’s a fancy dress party...