Maintaining Health in Human Systems

Maintaining Health in Human Systems

We intuitively understand how to live healthily in ‘systems’ because we exist in, belong to and interact with them every day of our lives. Our human bodies are systems – we have a skeletal system that gives us stability and form, a nervous system that helps us respond...

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Why honour those who came before you?

Why honour those who came before you?

This weekend in the UK, we mark Remembrance Day. Time stands still for a moment, as we consciously and collectively honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice — giving their lives in order that we may live ours more fully. This is not a political statement. It’s not...

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Five unconventional leadership reads

Five unconventional leadership reads

Over the years, the writings of many recognised leadership authors have had a profound impact on my work: from books by Stephen Covey, Jim Collins and Malcolm Gladwell in the early days to those by Brene Brown and Seth Godin more recently. Leadership books have a...

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Choose discomfort over resentment

Choose discomfort over resentment

The great teacher Brene Brown, says ‘choose discomfort over resentment’, which really means, ‘don’t say 'yes' when you mean 'no' and then regret it later. Never is this more useful advice than when it comes to your relationship with ‘social’ arrangements. In a world...

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The body keeps the score

The body keeps the score

When was the last time you listened to your body? Beyond knowing that you’re tired. Beyond being able to list your aches and pains, or recount the many illnesses you’ve endured. I mean really, really listened. ...To the intuition that lies deep in the pit of your...

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Magical energy and the power in the ‘field’.

Magical energy and the power in the ‘field’.

 Imagine if 300 years ago I'd told you that I could feel a magical energy in the sky that that I sensed had an extraordinary amount of untapped power? That it couldn't be seen (except occasionally, in the weather, where it can light up the sky), but could make your...

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The Calm After the Storm

The Calm After the Storm

We often talk about ‘the calm before the storm’, that sense of anticipation that something is about to happen; the peaceful time before everything ‘goes mad’. We enjoy the lull – the inactivity, the quiet time, the expectation. But what about the ‘calm after the...

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Lessons in life from a cup of tea

Lessons in life from a cup of tea

I was drinking my usual morning cup of English Breakfast tea today and it suddenly struck me, how much the seemingly simple things in life can teach us. When we lean in to the humdrum of the day to day and listen closely, there is so much to learn… So what wider life...

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Life is dynamic, everything is in motion

Life is dynamic, everything is in motion

Life is dynamic; everything is in motion, especially we people and our energy. Relationships and loyalties ebb and flow over time, moving in relation to everything else, responding to the forces at hand. As a coach, I’m always curious about this particular type of...

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