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I lied and said I was busy…

I lied and said I was busy…

This seems like an appropriate follow-up to last month’s blog on boundaries. And saying no. I’m totally fed up with the ‘busyness badge of honour’ culture which prevails today. We are engrossed with belonging to the Busy Tribe. This excellent...
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 it’s not your Responsibility to sacrifice Yourself for others. @artofpoets A colleague shared this little mnemonic with me recently. I belong to a small...
Fear

Fear

Last month I wrote about The Velveteen Rabbit and the metaphor of the quest to become Real. You might be sitting with these thoughts, emotions, conflict. And are stuck. Can you notice the presence of Fear? Fear constrains us, holds us back, keeps us small. I also...
Becoming real

Becoming real

A wonderful passage was shared with me recently from a book called The Velveteen Rabbit. I’m not familiar with it, and now understand it’s a very well known children’s book, and can see that the central aspect of it’s story is one which has...
Hamza’s design for life

Hamza’s design for life

Every Autumn, I’m glued to Strictly Come Dancing on BBC1. I love the dancing, but I love the transformations of the contestants even more. In the most recent series, I was completely absorbed by two participants: Helen Skelton and Hamza Yassin. It seemed to me...
Grrrrrr…..frustration!

Grrrrrr…..frustration!

I find myself shouting at the telly or radio when things really annoy me and over which I feel I have no agency. I’m particularly annoyed when I hear really poor grammar from the BBC (I have high expectations!); and more recently, the constant political...