I have recently been reviewing some note books from the 1990s which are packed full of insights, affirmations, mantras and wisdom I used to help me deal with the many challenges I faced during this fast moving period of my life, when I was immersed in business in London and sport, as well as trying … More Who am I?
The end of a decade is always significant and, invariably, a time of renewed optimism as a new decade dawns. But this time, it is different. Everywhere you look there’s chaos – politically, economically, socially, environmentally and every which way. One scandal follows another in the media exposing the dark side of life more than … More The end?
I take my safety seriously, especially when travelling. It’s not a lottery. I am responsible for me. I have had my fair share of accidents in the past, in cars and on horses and these, along with other incidents, have prompted a radically different way of thinking and behaving today. For instance, when I was … More It’s all in the mind
Nicki had reached her 50th birthday which prompted her to review her life, so far. She told me that ‘on the whole she was content with things but felt she had been an underachiever’. This audio is an extract from the mentoring session I did with Nicki and focuses on how to create a different … More Mentoring – ditching underachievement and creating a more abundant life (podcast)
You may have noticed from my podcasts and blogs that a big theme in my life is exploring how to be the best I can. It’s been quite a journey which, of course, continues and I have shared many of the insights I have gained along the way to help others find solutions in their … More Food for the soul
How we experience nature is a very personal thing. My own connection has been largely a result of a radical change of lifestyle – a metamorphosis from ‘city professional’ to ‘semi-feral’ and born out of necessity. However it happens, it has the power to create an elevated sense of self, heightened consciousness of the world … More Connecting with nature (podcast)
Whilst enjoying my daily indulgence of coffee and cake in the garden today, I pondered the glorious scene before me. I live in the middle of nowhere with breathtaking beauty all around and, today, nothing could be heard except the tweeting of birds and bleating of newborn lambs. The countryside isn’t always that quiet! Yet … More Timing is everything
Observing my cat, Bryngwyn, got me thinking. My ever present ‘assistant’ was helping me muck out the horses’ stables (in truth, he was more a hindrance, as he buries his pooh in the bed which is difficult to find and otherwise ends up on the bottom of my boot) and went to great lengths to … More A peculiar type of logic
What do you see when you look in the mirror? This is a question I have asked myself for some time. For most of my life, I just saw a face – first thing in the morning looking sleep deprived due to overwork, in business mode with make-up on looking surprisingly glam’, a bit on … More Mirror, mirror?
I have expressed my views about the dire state of national news in a previous blog, particularly, the negative and dramatic reporting which prompted me to abstain from news completely for 15 years. So, I am pleased to see there is a growing conversation about this online and that a move towards more balanced journalism … More Perils of the media circus
Using conscious thought to create the life you want and become the master of your own happiness, health, abundance, joy, love, vocation and so much more, is a very big subject. It’s actually the synthesis of my previous podcasts* which contain more of the detail. In many ways, this subject tracks my own spiritual journey … More Consciously creating the life you want (podcast)
The internet means we know what’s happening globally in real time and while it seems like things are getting worse, I believe the situation is the opposite. The bad stuff has always been there, it’s just that more of it is coming to light which is necessary in order to deal with it. I follow … More How to help others using the power of thought (podcast)
For 15 years, I abstained from a daily intake of news. I didn’t even have a telly for most of that time. The only connection with a world beyond my own life was a magazine called ‘The Week’ – a 40 minute read which summarised all the key global news from the previous 7 days, … More A love-hate relationship with the news
Something I learned very early on in life is that one of the few things you can count on is change – whether at work, in relationships, health or anything else. The thing that’s so stressful is fear of the unknown, so learning how to handle yourself through the process and making it work for … More Affirmations and how to change your life (podcast)
Contrary to popular belief, you are not bonkers if you talk to yourself! I have been doing it for years. Narrating your life experience helps you notice what you think about yourself, especially through your reaction to people and situations. And if you don’t like what you think, you can change it. Thought comes before belief, which comes before action. This podcast explains all! … More Narrating your life (podcast)
I have learned that thought has energy, so it can be put to good use for each of us and the world around us. The flip-side is that we have to be mindful of all our thoughts including the ones which aren’t helpful in creating the life we would like. Like any new skill you … More The power of thought (podcast)