Lessons from photography

All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassment, all is given to us as raw material, as clay so that we may shape our art. Jorge Luis Borges It is with my camera that I see and capture the world. With my camera I beat time, freeze the present, preserve theContinue reading “Lessons from photography”

Motivation

I am goal orientated. I love to stand at the bottom of the mountain, look up and start to climb. It is hard to get going and I might procrastinate for weeks or even months until I take the first step, knowing that when I do so I won’t stop until I am done. AndContinue reading “Motivation”

Celebrating

On May 26th I found out that I passed my certification exam and in that moment 18 months of training was complete. I am now a CPCC, a certified, qualified, fresh and excited new coach. This journey has been profound. In November 2019 curiosity led me to the first CTI course and I was immediatelyContinue reading “Celebrating”

What makes you uncomfortable?

Dr Susan David says that “Discomfort is the price of admission to a meaningful life.” She speaks and writes about the dangers of ‘toxic positivity and says that this tendency to avoid hard feelings and difficult conversations can only lead to trouble in the long run. She is not telling us to be indulgent andContinue reading “What makes you uncomfortable?”

Do you love Podcasts?

Oprah Winfrey and one of the great spiritual thinkers of our time, Eckhart Tolle, present their 10-part series on Eckhart’s ground-breaking book, “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.” Dr Chatterjee interviews people who inspire us to live better lives. A few of my favourite episodes: Jay Shetty, Julia Samuel, Peter Crone, James ClearContinue reading “Do you love Podcasts?”

A Gift.

A poem can teach us a lesson, like a wise sage calling to us from the past. In this poem we are being asked to consider, with gratitude, the gifts of experiencing everything, the sorrows, the pain, the joy, the delights. In short, we cannot experience anything if we don’t experience everything. So, let thatContinue reading “A Gift.”

Let’s cancel resolutions. Just dive in.

New year new /being me. I am not a huge fan of resolutions. They are too much pressure and most of the time you fail and then just feel worse. There is something profoundly wrong about the concept of a ‘new you’. Instead, let us reframe that and consider what you like about the youContinue reading “Let’s cancel resolutions. Just dive in.”