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if you feel a bit helpless right now, here are some ideas

Feeling helpless is The Pits. And even with No deal Brexit looming, the whole Tumptastrophe, and wildfires everywhere, it’s a big hairy lie. Changing the world is ANY tiny action that bends the arc of our lives towards hopeful contribution. I can’t solve the...

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re-entry lessons: is this freedom or chaos?

This post was first shared with the Thoughtful Coaches Insider community.  --------- So I went to Italy. To Jane's Loving Kindness Retreat. And I honestly thought I would get so much work done. At the very least, writing my new course and planning out the rest of the...

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stretch, eat, nap repeat: on developing a rest ethic

From this dusty chair in the courtyard next to the restaurant, all I can hear are birds chattering and the occasional shouts of hotel staff preparing tonight's supper. I have come to Tuscany in the heat of early Summer with the specific intention of 'risking being...

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he turned us into dog people

Dear Bohdi, It was on a five-hour drive to Cornwall to visit our pals Penny and Cam, when the idea of you started to become real. We'd been talking about getting a dog for years, but work and study and the furs and is our house big enough? There was always something...

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on starting (to write an actual book)

We have lickety-split fibre-optic broadband. However, due to 125-year-old unfathomably thick walls, the wi-fi signal within our Old Lady house is awful. Especially in my office. In early January, I received an almost £100 bill for my mobile data charges for the three...

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twenty seventeen: my top nine

According to the numerologists, 2017 is a 'one' year, signifying the start of a new global energetic cycle. Here's what I'll remember 2017 for: Self-doubt. After years of researching and studying this fascinating phenomenon, I got super clear that the work I am here...

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beware the well-rested woman

I spent five days last week running my annual retreat. Usually, I would be pretty much back at my desk asap, under some delusional notion that I had things to do that couldn't possibly wait. Back in my corporate days, I would actively choose to fly into Heathrow at 6...

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reclaiming bossy

Usually, there is a word. Some phrase or sentence that when uttered, has the power to leave us feeling small and powerless. Diminished. Childlike. I wonder what is it for you? For me, that word is bossy. I have a vivid memory of being eight years old and being called...

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five ways to be online, while the world wakes up to itself

Current highlights of my Facebook feed include: A photo of a pensive looking dog. Someone apologizing for sharing an image of her (gorgeous) hairdo, after learning neo-Nazi’s were marching in Charlottesville. Someone sharing their latest e-course about mindfulness. A...

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for your aural pleasure…

This Summer, I am currently extracting no small amount of pleasure from driving my aces new car, with Bodhi the Wonderpup in the wingman seat, while listening to a juicy podcast. I'm feeling a little obsessed with the medium, as I'm preparing to launch my very own...

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have we reached Peak Inspirational Quote?

This post is an extract from my latest Notes from the Path newsletter. _______ It took me a long time to be able to say 'I'm a Coach' out loud, without inwardly cringing. Even though I believe deeply in coaching, and completely respect its place on the spectrum of...

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five diets ALL women should be on!

1. The Apologising Diet Do you apologise when you bump into pieces of furniture? Do you have a verbal tic of starting every sentence with 'Sorry...'. This one's for you! Who are you apologising to? What are you apologising for? If there is nothing requiring your...

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solstice dreaming

I spent yesterday in a floaty muumuu frock and nothing else. It was about a billion degrees. I had four glorious coaching sessions, two short naps and drank 5 bottles of fizzy water. The house was covered in grumpy furry beings. And today is supposed to be hotter. So...

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where will you be 15 June 2020?

I poured my coffee while Bodhi chomped away at his kibble (tied to the fridge so he doesn't chase the cats). On the other side of the kitchen, said furs were breakfasting on Sheba treats (because they require a little bribery to get them in the kitchen these days). I...

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