No regrets

I don’t believe in having regrets. I definitely have things in my past that I look back on without any pleasure and would not want to live through again but I don’t regret them. Regret is a very negative emotion that can contribute to a critical inner voice and too much time spent thinking about the past rather than the future. I accept my past and I accept that I made decisions based on where I was and who I was at the time. I may well do it differently today but that is ok. I have learned from my […] Read more

Three Words for a New Year

A very wise person introduced me to the concept of picking three words as my theme for the New Year rather than setting New Year’s resolutions. I did this for 2019 and really worked for me so I am doing it again for 2020 and I’d like to pass on the concept to you. The challenge with New Year’s resolutions is that we often set challenging goals that are black and white i.e. we succeed or fail. There is no grey. Often they require significant changes to our routines and habits and the reality is that most of us have […] Read more

What is your new story?

Do you have an old story that you are tired of telling? I did. I spent years believing that I didn’t really have choices; I had to do what other people expected; I wasn’t confident; I wasn’t clever; I wasn’t popular; I couldn’t maintain a healthy weight; no-one loved me; I didn’t have enough money to do what I wanted…. Telling this story became so routine that I stopped noticing it was a story. I believed it was fact and that it was just how it was; it was me; and would always be so. What I didn’t know was […] Read more

Thinking Differently – Paint & Prattle

Often we can get stuck in a cycle of repetitive thinking. We have a problem that we are trying to solve and we just keep trying to do the same thing over and over again. Does that sound familiar? We are probably all aware of the famous quotation “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result”. Until I researched this blog (yes I do research them!) I thought that was written by Einstein – apparently it wasn’t and first appeared in a 1983 novel but regardless of where it came […] Read more

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