When you hear the word success what do you immediately think of? Wealth, status or fame? I suppose the most common is the trappings of wealth or recognition from peers but this is purely external. Success, at least the monetary kind, and happiness do not always go hand in hand. For numerous reasons. Often individuals … Continue reading Success – what does it mean?
Have you noticed that good manners seem to be going (or have already gone) out the window? Call me old fashioned but manners cost nothing. Simple little courtesies like saying thank you, asking pemission, standing up to offer your seat to someone who is more in need. These are all little things that take hardly … Continue reading Manners
A/N - I' m delighted to have Bob McInnis as my very first guest blogger. Right – wrong: is it a matter of perspective? While I believe there are some absolutes, I am less certain about a lot of things. I read voraciously, listen attentively, think deeply, reflect and synthesize. The condensed product bears a … Continue reading Being True to Yourself Series – Part 3. Right – wrong: is it a matter of perspective?
I've always espoused the value of Me Time and today I had a lovely midday break in amongst my busy schedule. I took time out to head to the cinema, unfortunately I couldn't stretch to enough time for lunch too. I went to see the movie 6 Ways to Santiago. It’s about 6 different people … Continue reading A Little Me Time – The Camino
The Being True to Yourself Series, is a result of personal observations and experiences. Authentic means being true to who you are. Genuine. It means not allowing a spin doctor, campaign manager, copywriter or another well-meaning advisor to change your way of speaking or behaving. Certainly there is a need to gain poise and polish, … Continue reading Being True to Yourself – Part 1 – Authenticity
The sun has gone on holiday. I've had to drag out the heater again, pile on jumpers and walk home in the rain - luckily I have a trusty brolly in my bag. Despite the gloomy weather this as been a brilliant day which stared with a lovely email from very dear friend (Susan) sharing … Continue reading Pleasures in simple moments
Looking after yourself. Taking care of number one. It doesn't always come easily. However, it's also absolutely essential we learn to practice this on a regular basis. In today's electronic age it's too easy to always be 'on', to feel the need to check emails and answer mobile phones with little regard to the day … Continue reading Self care – an essential
When I was a child a year seemed like an awfully long time. It was an unbearable wait till Christmas rolled around each year. At boarding school the terms seemed to drag on interminably whilst I counted down the days until school holidays. I think that's pretty normal for kids, approaching life with gusto, keen … Continue reading Living in the moment