Archive for May 2016

do you feel like the world’s best kept secret coach?

May 31, 2016

‘When a coaching client is in front of me, I feel completely myself – I feel like I was absolutely meant to do this… but the work that’s required to get someone in that chair! It’s exhausting… it’s heart-breaking…I feel like the world’s best kept secret coach.’ That’s a direct quote from a mentoring session […]


May 24, 2016

Dear Reader, I went camping. For three nights, I slept under a canvas dome two fields away from the nearest flush loo. Which means yes: I had to wee outside. And I made tea with a kettle on an open flame. I braved the sounds of beast-based courtship in the middle of the night. I […]

the entirely bearable lightness of carrying your legacy

May 18, 2016

Dear Mum, Since my heart was rebooted, I haven’t felt you around me. Its been confusing and a little sad to sense you are much further away. I miss you in my dreams, I miss those little signs that you are close. And then all at once you’re back. It was in the coaching session […]

read this when you can’t find a way to be happy

May 12, 2016

Today was a solid 6. And then we had this fight and now its kind of a 3. I’m writing this at close to midnight, and I’m tired and sad and frustrated and worried. And also kind of resigned. Sometimes there are no easy answers, no work to be done, or thoughts to be trammelled, […]

your coaching practice is not a waxing salon

May 03, 2016

You do WHAT to your fur?! It’s a bright Spring morning here in Blightly. Which means it’s probably time to consider the annual deforestation process. To be honest, I’m thinking of not bothering. The older I get, the more I resent the suggestion that my body needs to be sand-blasted, plucked and depilated into submission, […]