Archive for March 2014

sacred responsibility: confessions of flakey mcflakster

March 26, 2014

I’m pretty good at flaking. Usually just after the initial excitement of the Awesome New Thing wears off. I tend to flake as soon as I move out of that unconscious incompetence phase (where I don’t know what I don’t know), and I realise that Awesome New Thing requires my attention and energy. It feels […]

the wisdom of the spiral

March 18, 2014

On Saturday afternoon, I walked my first labyrinth. A group of us were expertly shepherded through the process by Chris Brandt, an infinitely compassionate Master Coach who also designs and creates labyrinths, and uses labyrinths as a form of walking meditation. The labyrinth is a beautiful metaphor – to release, receive, and return.  As you begin […]

shining too bright

March 13, 2014

This was my office this afternoon. Seriously. It is thrilling beyond comprehension that I have been able to cover most of the costs of this trip through our retreat and working with my coaching clients over the last few months.  I have made this life happen through the power of my own brain and the […]

putting the Oh! in Ojai

March 10, 2014

I’m up early to make coffee and reflect in the quiet as the sun rises over the valley ridge. There are dozens of birds chirping for attention, our resident squirrels are shuffling about in the undergrowth and I can hear the gentle splishing of the waterfall running into the pool. The scent of jasmine is […]

notes from a hostel: hot water and bugs optional

March 05, 2014

These words are coming to you live from Stay on Main, a boutique hostel for the discerning traveller to Downtown LA. They use words like ‘hip’ and ‘vibe’ on their website, and the photos are of light filled rooms painted in primary colours. I totally fell for that. However, room 1216 (where I have spent the last […]

the conversation we never had

March 02, 2014

I had lunch with Dad yesterday. He flew in from Australia on Thursday to see his beloved football team play in the FA Cup final at Wembley, and he leaves on Monday. We had a few hours of catching up over Mexican food on the Southbank, sharing a long table with a small group of […]