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Pastures new

Pastures new

Following on from my blog in June about busyness, I am going to be focusing my attention and being...

What is BOUNDARY?

What is BOUNDARY?

Be aware Of what is Unacceptable and Normalize saying no. Do what is best for you And know that...

Fear

Fear

Last month I wrote about The Velveteen Rabbit and the metaphor of the quest to become Real. You...

Becoming real

Becoming real

A wonderful passage was shared with me recently from a book called The Velveteen Rabbit. I'm not...

Clear vision

Clear vision

I've just come back from my swim. This year I joined a private leisure club as it would cost the...

The Wisdom of Years

The Wisdom of Years

"I think ageing is an extraordinary process whereby you become the person you always should've...

Leaning in

Leaning in

My friend and colleague, Sue Sharp, taught me a wonderful expression. She talked about leaning in...

WYSIWYG

WYSIWYG

Many of you will have heard of Tony Robbins. I came across this quote recently: "Whatever you hold...

A recipe for living

A recipe for living

I live a very blended life. I imagine my life as a delicious meal with different elements, and all...

Off piste

Off piste

Many moons ago I blogged about the path less travelled, having been sparked by the Robert Frost...

Trust in me

Trust in me

My husband and I have been talking recently about trust (in a good way). Specifically, about being...

I’m just a ….

I’m just a ….

New for 2022....Meriel Swain Version 2.0 (or should that be a re-boot?). This enhanced and...

To Boldly Go

To Boldly Go

William Shatner has been to spaceā€¦.for real. When I first heard about this I was so impressed, I...

Expansiveness

Expansiveness

In my last couple of blogs I've written in general terms about our saboteurs and our sage. I'd...

The Sage

The Sage

I promised to share with you The Sage perspective from the PQ programme I'm doing at the...

Meet the Saboteurs

Meet the Saboteurs

I'm about two-thirds of the way through an online personal discovery programme about Personal...

Repeating Patterns

Repeating Patterns

Some of you will have watched the excellent documentary hosted by Davina McCall during May about...

I want to break free

I want to break free

THE greatest showman, surely, was Freddie Mercury. Which reminds me, Bohemian Rhapsody the movie is currently free on Amazon Prime and I must take the opportunity to revisit it. 

I digress. 

 

We could have been anything

One of my favourite lockdown movies was Bugsy Malone. I hadn’t watched it since childhood and one Friday evening it popped into my consciousness. Dinner and a glass of plonk later, we sank into the sofa to reconnect with it.

 

Welcome to The Studio….or How to Prioritise Oneself

Welcome to The Studio….or How to Prioritise Oneself

I became self-employed in April 2012. Since that time I’ve worked sometimes at home, sometimes on client sites, and sometimes at office locations where I’m an Associate. And at home, I’ve never created a proper workspace for me….until now.

The Grace of Distraction

The Grace of Distraction

On 22nd January it was the third anniversary of my Mum’s death. Both my parents died during the month of January, many years apart. And I had agreed this year on 22nd January to run an errand with another family member who needed a chauffeur. A good distraction….