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5 Words from 5 People

Posted on 27 April, 2022 at 4:10


 

 

Confidence is an issue that often comes up when I am working with people, especially around the Inner Critic (what we tell ourselves about ourselves) and worrying about what other people think of us.

 

We can spend too much time in our heads listening to this Inner Critic and cre...

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Pick Your Battles

Posted on 13 April, 2022 at 4:25


I was recently taken to task by someone who read a comment I had made about spiders. I said I don’t like spiders and to overcome my dislike, I could go to London Zoo for their Friendly Spider Programme where I could end up with a Mexican Red-Knee Spider on my hand. Will I actually do that? Ummmm, proba...

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Sometimes Your Mind Plays Tricks on You

Posted on 30 March, 2022 at 4:35


Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

Marcus Aurelius

 

 


I heard a really great quote from Winston Churchill. When asked during World War II wh...

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Yes or No?

Posted on 2 March, 2022 at 4:30


“A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.”

Mahatma Gandhi

 

 


If you are searching the internet f...

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Optimism

Posted on 15 February, 2022 at 13:10


 


“I am an optimist, unrepentant and militant. After all, in order not to be a fool an optimist must know how sad a place the world can be. It is only the pessimist who finds this out anew every day.”

Peter Ustinov

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Your Worst 'Best Friend'?

Posted on 5 January, 2022 at 3:55


 

 

"You really are an idiot"

"You are only going to mess it up"

"You are too stupid/fat/ugly/old..."

 

If someone said any of these things to your face, you might at the very least think the person exceptionally rude. You might ask them who they thought they were talking to you...

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Circle of Control

Posted on 25 November, 2020 at 4:20



In the confusion of what we can/can't, should/shouldn't be doing, this is a tool I have been using with some of my coaching clients during these times when it can feel that everything is out of your control. It might be of use to some of you.

 

Get a piece of paper and draw a circle in the ce...

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Take Five with Shannon Reed

Posted on 14 March, 2019 at 4:25




Shannon Reed lives in East Dulwich, South London, and is the owner of Mockingbird Makes and is an inspiring speaker on Creativity for Wellness with over 15 years experience in creative innovation and personal development. She is also trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Mindfulness...
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