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September 26, 2019

Walking towards the edge of the Avon viaduct, my easy stroll along the canal has just changed its tune into gripping fear.

Last time I walked over here my fear of heights hit me like a sledgehammer and my sister had to take my arm to walk to the other side. I made the m...

July 17, 2019

3 times in 3 days. That's how often I've heard reference to 'mid-life crisis' this week.

When I notice something like that, I like to reflect and be curious about what learning it could hold​ for me and for the people I support​.

​The dictionary ​definition ​- as well a...

July 10, 2019

“I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out til sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” John Muir, naturalist and author

A journey of ten thousand miles

Planes, trains, automobiles…​boats, and a cable car

To arrive in this wild and beauti...

February 24, 2019

Over the past couple of months I've been exploring creativity. It's something that can be present in life every day, and the difference for me lately has been in appreciating it and mindfully absorbing myself in creative activities, including writing and illustrations...

January 21, 2019

The theme of creativity has been swirling around in my awareness for several months now. It started as a question which kept popping up: “Where did my creativity go?”.

I had been feeling frustrated at not finding the time to do creative things. And then I realised: it f...

January 13, 2019

“How long have you got?” asks Sue, with an affectionate twinkle in her eye.

My friend looks back at her with wide eyes and a confused expression. She has willingly agreed to take part in a demonstration of a coaching technique after she brought up a current challenge in...

December 18, 2018

Standing here for a moment in one short lifetime

In a sacred place where many were laid to rest

The space and shelter they were given for their passage to the next life

Grounded through the earth where ancient people once stood

Tracing fingers over the giant stones, so car...

November 16, 2018

I’m walking along the shores of the River Forth with Lucy (our labradoodle) trotting happily by my side. It’s a beautiful autumn day, with a blue hazy sky, fluffy white clouds, and clear views of the bridges and the Ochil Hills in the distance.

I take a deep breath and...

October 24, 2018

I wrote my first blog over two years ago, connecting deeply with feelings about the past, present and future, and opening up in a way that seemed to resonate with readers. I wrote with heart and soul, open and vulnerable. It wasn't actually written for anyone to read,...

October 13, 2018

A few people have asked me whether I ​use the techniques I share with clients​ to support myself​.

The simple answer is yes - often. It's natural to need a bit of support sometimes, through good times and challenges. I continue to be moved deeply by the stories of the...

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