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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...

August 3, 2018

"The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh 

Sitting at a tram stop in Edinburgh the other day, I became aware of a young family approaching. I'd been daydreaming about the meeting I was heading to, st...

June 21, 2018

I’m sitting in a meeting room at work. The minutes are passing by so slowly it feels like time has almost stopped completely. My heart is pounding, yet it seems to be going in slow motion too.

This afternoon I am going to hospital for a scan to discover what’s growing i...

October 14, 2017

It's been a while since I've written a post like this. I've been really busy over the summer..... awww, I've done it already!

How easy is it to slip into saying we're "busy", without really thinking about what that means, and how life got like that? 

Sometimes I find mys...

July 3, 2017

I was very fortunate to experience a development day with other coaches in Glasgow last week, which was generously and expertly facilitated by Alastair Wyllie. The subject was 'Enlivened writing', based on the work of Edith Friesen, where we experienced writing in 'fre...

March 20, 2017

This is my nephew Adam. It's a privilege to introduce him to you, and today feels like a good day to do that, as it's International Day of Happiness.

Adam has a heart full of sunshine and gratitude, and a smile that lights up the world. His favourite days of the year a...

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