Life’s Mastery: Realising everything is temporary.

Life’s Mastery: Realising everything is temporary.

I have learned not to fear death. 

Learning not to be afraid of death was a liberating lesson in itself, but in releasing my hold on the fear of dying, I found myself also released from all other erstwhile fears. As it turns out, once we find peace with the temporal nature of life, we are able to smile at all other fears, all other persecutions, travesties and setbacks. Because when we understand that everything—including life itself—is truly temporary then why allow ourselves to become wrapped in thought about any particular moment? Instead, as the Beatles so wisely advised, “let it be” and know that all things will pass.

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The Fossil Fuel Free Family

The Fossil Fuel Free Family

The journey began one afternoon sitting in our old house watching the Minimalist documentary on Netflix with my then 9-year-old son Luca. We watched the documentary and once finished, I told Luca we should really make some significant changes and get rid of some of our ‘stuff’. He laughed, pointing out the fact that we were watching the movie in the cinema room of our house, a house that needed two oil-fired boilers to sustain the heating through all parts of the property.

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Breaking from the weakest link

Breaking from the weakest link

In your business, political party, sports team or within your circle of friends, the weakest link will impact the collective. Should we look to improve the weakest link or should we look to cut it out, remove it and would that improve things or adversely impact the remaining members?

It never ceases to amaze me how managers have this incredible ability to tolerate under performance rather than stepping into those difficult conversations, taking assertive action and ultimately do what they are paid to do - manage.

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How Do I conquer fear?

How Do I conquer fear?

By coming to terms with our fears, we can learn to see them simply as any other incident or memory, neither creating a high nor a low. There are numerous studies showing the benefits of stepping into your fears (with support from a professional) and coming to terms with them in order to let go of stress. In my practice as a psychotherapy coach I work with business leaders and professional athletes who have hit a glass ceiling, with something now holding them back.

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Have you considered how your words impact your kids?

Have you considered how your words impact your kids?

Do we spend enough time thinking about how our words can impact our children? Inaction can be as harrowing and painful as action, the lack of attention, the unwilling arm of comfort in the dark can be as damaging the hand that strikes in anger… Do we honestly believe that our children can’t hear us, can't feel us, can’t understand us?

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