Adventure lessons from Northern Scotland

People often tell me they want more adventure in their lives, but wonder if it’s possible when their plates are already full. Can they actually step outside their routine and live with more spontaneity, fun and freedom? I believe it is absolutely possible. When I was in my 20s, “adventure” was a solo pursuit, guiding…

A question…

Today I sat in the park on my day off, no phone, no watch, no tablet, book or other distraction. I lay on the grass, under the shade of trees and thought nothing, noticing how blue the sky is and how the trees and leaves sway and rustle in the wind! I think I could…

Question for today…

Today was a busy day. I left home really early. Traffic was slow. I was a little late for an important meeting. I ate breakfast at 11:30. More meetings. I ate lunch at 15:30. Then time to work. When I finally got out of the building – I looked up, the sky was blue, the…

Take our five minute adventure

At this moment you are here. Now grab a piece of paper and pen or use your computer, tablet or phone to write down what comes up for you.┬áSet a timer for five minutes, find somewhere quiet and work through the following. Picture this, for the next 12 months everything is taken care of; your…

We all deal with grief differently

When I say the word ‘grief’ it stirs up a lot of emotion inside of me. It’s a word that conjures up deep feelings, tears and memories. For some there is a visible expression of grief and for others it’s a silent inner dialogue. Whichever it is there is always a constant wondering of why…

Help young people get an insight into your career story

This week, 5-10 March 2018 is National Careers Week (NCW 2018) and National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2018). Both promote the importance and need for innovative ways to connect young people to the multi-faceted world of work. And the bottom line is that schools and colleges need help from people like you in the workplace to…

How does it feel to focus on you?

How many of you find it easy to tell other people how great they are and what you love about them? I quite often hear ‘I love the way you do…’ or ‘I love that you’re so…’. It seems natural to support and admire those around us – our family, friends, people we work with…

Where are you placing your attention?

A lot of you will have heard words along these lines. In fact anyone working on their own self development has a version of this to help them raise their self awareness. Today I had a conversation with my colleague Neena Speding about what ‘where you place your attention matters’ means to me. Interestingly it…