New Year’s Resolutions?

As the first of January approaches I am reflecting, as a life, career and leadership coach, on New Year’s resolutions, why we often don’t keep them, and what we can do to change that pattern. Collins defines a New Year’s resolution as the making “of a [firm] decision at the beginning of the year to […]

Are you ready

  Sometimes we want something to change, but we keep stalling, finding excuses, thinking that if we just plug on in the way we have been doing, eventually some breakthrough will come –  in our career; our relationships; our health; our business; our dreams … Cara Leyba, in her poem Ready urges us to stop waiting; […]

celebrating the feminine

Late one Saturday evening  a young man, recently paralysed and rendered mute in an accident, is at the wedding reception  of a relative. A young woman, name and details unknown to him, is sitting on his lap. She’s stroking his face; kissing; crying; saying things to which he cannot respond. She’s more than a little […]

celebrating mid life

  This poem by Fleur Adcock is for all the women who, like me, are on the “darker side” of forty. She reminds us that there is more to beauty than flawless skin, and that the more we choose how we want to be in the world and how we want to live our lives, […]