Valentine Day is an Invitation to Practice Love of Self

For many people the media and emphasis on romance through chocolate hearts and red roses can make some feel sad and alone. And yet in life we are all essentially alone partnered or not. We have a unique experience. We choose what we think. So whether you’re partnered or not, it is your choice to see yourself as lovable, special, worthwhile and amazing. You are that!

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Facing and dealing with anxiety

I’ve been asked my by colleague and friend Kenneth Clifford to contribute to his blog and the Portsmouth counselling practice with a series of blogs on either neuroscience or anxiety. You can see I chose something far more practical. 4-5 people in my annual leadership programme of 40 candidates faces and struggles with anxiety in…

Achieve personal success part 1

“Serendipity. Look for something, find something else, and realize that what you’ve found is more suited to your needs than what you thought you were looking for.” – Lawrence Block Needs are things that are either essential or very important for healthy life.  For example as an organism, humans need oxygen to breathe, live and…

Cornish coast signs

For centries many cultures believed in signs. For example native American Indians viewed all things (living and dead) as having a spirit and a meaning. Listening to the signs was an integral part of Indian life.  I have never tried this out for myself, though on many occasions I experienced a deep feeling, call it…