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Take a different path

Take a different path

A dear friend introduced me to this little poem a couple of years ago. I was reminded of it recently and thought it would make a great New Year’s share. 

Drawing to a close

Drawing to a close

I’m feeling reflective. It’s the time of year with short days and long evenings. A sense of hibernation. And deepening thoughts. I came upon this lovely quote: “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” David Viscott.

 

I was planning to go on a retreat this autumn for the first time, and that didn’t happen. It made space for something else important to happen in my life, so that was a gift in itself. 

I’m an Imposter!

I’ve decided to ‘out’ myself. I’m an Imposter. I suffer from one of the most common issues that my clients bring to me. So I want to let you all know that I’m one too 🙂

 

The Long Way Home

The Long Way Home

Driving home on a sunny afternoon, sunroof open, and a Spotify playlist called “70’s Roadtrip” blaring through my car speakers. Summer is here and it feels good.

 

Paralysis by Analysis

Paralysis by Analysis

Sometimes it can take me ages to get started with a blog post. I distract myself with looking for nice images and relevant quotes. I over-think it.

Little by little

Little by little

“Enlightenment must come little by little – otherwise it would overwhelm”. Idries Shah

Changing Tack

Changing Tack

You can’t change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust your sails to always reach your destination.Jimmy Dean

 

Flatline or Sine Curve?

Flatline or Sine Curve?

This quote popped up in my Five Minute Journal App a few days ago. It struck a chord with me: “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin.

 

Choose to dream

Choose to dream

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” Farrah Gray.

OMG I bought a bike….

OMG I bought a bike….

I was having a conversation with a dear friend about poor impulse control (in the context of food). She and I have often talked about the kind of exercise we enjoy, and the subject of cycling came up. Ironically, we immediately visited our local charity bike shop and purchased two very cheap second-hand bikes!

 

I can read your mind….

I can read your mind….

No, I’m not Paul McKenna! 

My Notes from the Universe have a habit of landing just when I need them most. Well, of course they do, that’s The Universe in evidence. Today, my Note read: “Meriel, whatever you think someone else is thinking, they’re probably not. But they are receiving signals about what you think they’re thinking, Meriel… and these signals could change what they’re thinking. So connected, The Universe.”

 

Your lens

Your lens

Before I write a new blog, I always have a look back to see whether I’ve written something similar in the past. Sometimes I write about the same topic in many different ways as I think it’s a message worth repeating. This is one of those times…

The wisdom of Yoda

The wisdom of Yoda

I can’t believe in all these years that I’ve never blogged about Yoda. He’s had some very insightful one-liners in the last 30 odd years!

 

 

All work and no play

All work and no play

Always see work as play and play as important, Meriel, and soon you won’t know the difference between them.  Let’s all take a work break! The Universe.

 

The funny thing about pedestals

The funny thing about pedestals

The funny thing about pedestals….. if you put a person up on a pedestal they will have no choice but to look down upon you! John Precor.

 

 

Life goes on

Life goes on

“In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life – it goes on.” Robert Frost.

Speaking your truth

Speaking your truth

“People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.” Ralph Waldo Emerson.

 

Making time for change

Making time for change

I’ve received numerous emails or voicemail messages which say “sorry, too busy to come for my coaching session today…”

Resistance is futile

Resistance is futile

Human beings are becoming more anxious (perhaps all living things are). The media tells us so. And in the last year I’ve had an increasing number of requests for support with anxiety.

 

Strike a pose

Strike a pose

Last week, I attended a Yoga class for the first time in my life. This is me doing the downward facing dog….. not.

Laughably awful

Laughably awful

“To get good, it’s helpful to be willing or even enthusiastic, about being bad.” Daniel Coyle.