Release from judgement

I have always worried about what people think of me.  I think it stems from the fact that I grew up in a small suburb of Chicago where a lot of people knew each other and where it was difficult to go unnoticed. Rightly or wrongly, I felt that people were judging me. In my case,…

What if I’m just super productive?

For weeks, well actually months now I’ve been busy. Busy being busy…my to-do’s rolling over from one day to the next, to the next, to the next and the anxiety rising inside me. People waiting (very patiently) for time in my diary – work meetings, client meetings, meet ups for coffee, night outs for dinner, days…

Destination: out of my comfort zone, Status: on time!

We all find ourselves at some point out of our comfort zones. The thing with comfort zones is that they are different for each of us. What’s comfortable for me may not be comfortable for you and vice versa. I’m writing this sat at the airport waiting for my flight home. This trip was out…

The freedom of movement

A few times a year my husband and I pick up and relocate to our apartment in the French Alps – I know, lucky us, right?  It has often surprised me, however, how coming to a place which is supposed to be so wonderful and relaxing doesn’t always work out that way. As a curious person,…

Changing careers means changing mindset

One invisible aspect of changing careers or re-designing your life is the daily battle you’re engaged in – with yourself! Does it get a little noisy in your head sometimes? There are so many fears and doubts associated with any change, and as with many things, we expect ourselves to be perfect – and if…

Welcome to the neuromyth

Among the hustle and bustle of trying to get to the refreshment table at a recent neuroscience seminar, I overheard a remark: “We should consider designing learning interventions for the brain and not the learning style” As a Learning & Development (L&D) specialist I have a huge interest in the complex process of learning. Over…

Learning from mistakes

How a mindful approach to mistakes can take away feelings of guilt and anger and actually help you learn from them. So, I am not a super-human meditator who lives her life without stress – stress happens to me everyday as I work part-time as a communications consultant and am also a mum to a…

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…