Express Yourself!

How do you do it? Why bother? What gets in the way?
And how could you do it better?

Express – verb

  1. To put something into words.
  2. To indicate or represent something with looks, actions, symbols, etc.
  3. To show or reveal

21st Century Dictionary

How do you express yourself best?

Do you express yourself best with words (spoken or written), actions or maybe a telling look / expression?

What is the purpose of expressing yourself?

Expressing ourselves […]

The Power of Beliefs

“There is something I know about you that you may not even know yourself. You have within you more resources of energy than have ever been tapped, more talent than has ever been exploited, more strength than has ever been tested and more to give than you have ever given.”

John Gardner – American novelist (1933- 1982)

When you read this, how do you feel? – thankful? hopeful? surprised? confused? suspicious?

When I first read this (on a WH Smith’s carrier bag) I felt mostly excited. For two reasons – because this is what I know to be true about myself and indeed this is what I believe to be true about every client I have […]

You get what you focus on!

“Would you tell me please, which way I go from here?”

” That depends a good deal on where you want to get to”, said the cat.

“I don’t much care where”, said Alice.

“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go”, said the cat.

Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

Have you ever embarked on a journey to no-where in particular? Where did it get you? Maybe you enjoyed the journey even so, as sometimes the journey […]

The Ten Commandments of Stress reduction – Part 2

In part 2 we will:

❯   Be curious about stress

❯   Discover a new stress response

❯   Learn how to use stress / tension as fuel for healing

So what has your investigation uncovered so far?

You may have noticed where and when your tension builds up, typically. You may also have witnessed your own stress response and the consequences of it. If, as I suspect, your current stress response […]

The Ten Commandments of Stress Reduction – Part 1

Welcome to the first of two posts investigating stress. In part 1 we will:

❯   Redefine stress

❯   Identify the source of stress

Discover our own stress response

Ten Commandments for Stress Reduction:
I Thou shalt not be perfect, or even try to be
II Thou shalt not try to be all things to all people
III Thou shalt sometimes leave things undone
IV Thou shalt not spread thyself too thin
V Thou shalt learn to say “no”
VI Thou shalt schedule time for thyself […]

Are you taking yourself seriously?

“All my life I’ve wanted to be somebody. But I see now I should have been more specific.”

Jane Wagner, Writer and Director

Are you taking yourself seriously?

What I mean by that is do you know what really matters to you? And are you focused on those things in a way that is noticeable to yourself and others?

If so, you will:

  • Make an investment of time, […]

Where is your attention?

I walk down the street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I fall in.

I am lost…I am hopeless.

It isn’t my fault.

It takes forever to find a way out.

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I pretend I […]