Proper Planning avoids Poor Performance – plus Practice makes Perfect

Yes, I do like a bit of alliteration … I considered titling this that infamous Yoda line: “Do! Or do not. There is no try!” because I remember how perplexed I was on first hearing it.  I thought it was some sort of knit-pick over selection of language not being active enough, you know a […]

Body facism – as practised by ourselves upon ourselves …

…. and what impact it has not just on us, but on the next generation. Read this extract from Fat Girl Walking: Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your Skin … Every Inch of It by Brittany Gibbon. Read the extract and tell me you didn’t think “I do that” or “I remember my mother doing […]

What can you do when someone you love has a problem?

You could give them your advice, maybe you could tell them how to fix it – and there is no doubting that, sometimes, that is what your someone would like from you. But what about those other times? Those times when they know what to do, they know how to fix it, but they have […]

When deciding *not* to do something can be the best way forward

I wanted, very much, to produce a month of A-Z posts about Coaching as part of the annual Blogging from A-Z Challenge held in April. I took part in this challenge as a new blogger in my personal blog and am doing so again this year.  As I’ve always been especially cautious about the content […]

What did you achieve in 2015?

What did you achieve in 2015? A bit like that song: “what did you do today to make you feel proud?”  I’ve stolen this idea from Rachel Medhurst – isn’t it a lovely positive one?  Rather than the “what I didn’t get done” list that we use to beat ourselves up with, it’s a far better […]