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Emotions aren’t your guidance system

Emotions aren’t your guidance system As a coach I often have conversations with people over how they feel.  Are they feeling hopeful and positive about something, or worried and fearful.  For most people this is an indication of what they should do.  For someone considering a new job, does this job feel like the right thing to do?  Or for someone considering following a passion,…

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I can’t complain

I can’t complain A lot of people are sharing with me that they’re not feeling great, but they shouldn’t complain because lots of people have it worse than them.  I’ve even done this myself and maybe you can relate too.  When someone asks you how you’re doing and you’re not feeling that good but you say, “oh I can’t complain because …”.  It might be,…

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Cause and effect

Cause and effect I’m a runner, well actually more of a jogger truth be told.  But I really love the feeling of fitness, of getting out in nature and I find it quite meditative actually.  I’ve been running several years on and off and it’s always hard to build fitness at first and then it gets easier.  For a long time I’ve believed that I…

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Taking aligned action

Taking aligned action What does taking aligned action mean to you?  For some it’s about letting go of control and listening to your intuition.  For others it’s about acting in accordance with your values.  For me it’s about aligning with your heart and taking action towards what you’d love.  Sometimes this means dealing with fear and worry, and it might not always feel good.  But…

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Carrot and stick

Carrot and stick I’m guessing you’ve heard people refer to methods of motivation in reference to a carrot and stick.  It is one of those sayings that we don’t give much thought to but recently in coaching with clients this idea of motivation has come up.  Now let’s put aside the fact that we’re in a pandemic and unusually high levels of uncertainty and lack…

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Slow down to speed up

Slow down to speed up I’m training for a half marathon at the moment.  Something I’ve had as a goal for several years.  What I tend to find is that I develop my fitness to a point where running gets easier (and more enjoyable!) and then I have an injury or some life event happens that sets my training back and so I start the…

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Balance

Balance I’ve been pondering on this idea of balance.  We all hear people mention it, we ourselves may be seeking it.  Work life balance is a common one.  It might also be fitness and weight, or financial balance of money in and money out, it might be rest and pushing forwards towards a goal.    My question is whether balance is even possible?  And if it…

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Masculine and Feminine Actions

Masculine and Feminine Actions Last week I was talking about balance versus harmony and this sparked some interest in the community.  Thanks to those who reached out to share their thoughts with me, and to those who read the email and pondered on its contents.  This week I want to talk about the difference between masculine and feminine actions.  This is something close to my…

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