Balance

Your Time to Shine

your time to shine

I’m proud to announce the launch of The Shine Network. Our mission is to help you find a meaningful direction for your life and then to help you actually live a meaningful and rewarding life. You were born with natural talents, so you can enjoy all the benefits of being a star. You just have…

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Peace and Tranquility

calming and finding balance

Early morning peace and tranquility … In an increasingly busy and stressful world the natural environment provides a refuge: a place to recharge our batteries so we can emerge refreshed and renewed, ready to face the world. Taken on my recent fund-raising Canoe Adventure in Sweden.

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Money can’t buy love …

value time

…but it could buy happiness. At least according to the results of a recent survey it can. What they’ve confirmed is in the busy world in which we now live and work with so many demands on your time, if you truly value your time and want to be happier, some things are worth paying…

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Relax, de-stress and improve your mood

Feeling stressed, anxious, depressed or overwhelmed? Get out into nature. Research has shown that the sights and sounds of nature can calm you down, help you to relax, de-stress and improve your mood. This time of year is a great time to be outdoors. Days are getting longer and warmer. There’s more daylight at the beginning…

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Six hour work day – does it work?

finish work early

It was first introduced in Sweden, now France have adopted the six hour working day. It’s appeal is spreading with more companies in the UK taking up the idea. While most Britons work 40+ hours a week, there’s a compulsion to stay in the office and work long hours but is this really necessary? Just because…

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Are you addicted to technology?

addicted to technology

According to a recent report by Deloitte, we’ve never been more addicted to our smartphones. Are you one of the 30% that check your smartphone overnight? Responding to emails and social media in the middle of the night. Do you reach for your smartphone as soon as you wake up? Do you and your partner argue about your excessive…

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I’m working late are you?

Occasionally I receive an email sent either very early in the morning or late at night (nothing to do with different timezones). What does this say about the person’s working patterns or workload? In many organisations, there’s an expectation that if other people are working late, then perhaps I should be too.  These people are…

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Yeah! It’s Blue Monday

Despite today being labelled as Blue Monday, there’s no reason to be feeling down on this or any other day. The sun is shining, the sky is blue. A lovely change from the rain and wind over the last few weeks. After a flurry of snow at the weekend, the day’s are getting longer and…

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Are you good busy or bad busy?

One of the first things I frequently hear from clients, when we check-in at the beginning of a session, is they’re busy.  I ask whether it’s ‘good busy’ or ‘bad busy’?  “What’s the difference?” they ask. It’s usually pretty easy to tell, from the tone of their voice and what comes next. Often we can…

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How to Survive Christmas

Christmas can be stressful – particularly with all the added pressure that gets piled on at this time of year. You’ve fought your way through the crowds of Christmas shoppers to grab the best bargains and stressed over the size of the gifts and whether you have enough. Families who rarely speak to each other…

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