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…

Simplicity

Simplicity – it’s bandied around as a concept for minimalism, feng shui, lists, decor and much more. What’s the essence of simplicity in our day to day? I have on occasion stripped back to what I thought was a simple set up. Fewer appointments, shorter deadlines, missed events, decluttered with every house move I’ve had…

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…

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…

Thought for today…

This week we are reminded that ‘worry is a misuse of your imagination’, in fact worrying about something in the future that may never happen, or what people think about us can occupy a lot of our time. We have a deep love of quotes and sayings, especially those that make us think, laugh and…

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…