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A check list for good health, healing and happiness

12 August, 2018

Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.  Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. Happiness involves all aspects of your experiences and life situation: Psychological health – results from beginning to follow what naturally brings fulfilment and happiness in your life, and overcoming the blocks which often lead… read more »

What’s my life purpose? Great question.

27 July, 2018

Before fretting that you are the only person who doesn’t know their life purpose (spoiler: you do), read this. There’s a story about 3 stone cutters in the middle ages.  When asked “what are you doing?”, the first stone cutter replies “I’m earning money to feed my family.”  The second replies “I’m cutting stone”.  The… read more »

Age-defying Action

11 June, 2018

Hi.  Am I too old?  Am I old enough? Over the last year, during Coaching 1:1s and at workshops, I expect to be asked the Age Question. Those who ask the question – “will my age count against me (when applying for a job, or being interviewed)” – are usually of a ‘certain age’, let’s… read more »

Life Matters (and Quiz Part 2): A balancing act

10 May, 2018

You’ve probably heard many people say that their life is ‘out of balance’.  You may have felt the same way yourself. When this comes up for you, it’s so important to take a moment to examine each part of your life – mind, body and spirit – to work out where this feeling of unease… read more »

Life Matters (and Quiz): Being Present is the New Life Balance

11 April, 2018

In this article on Life Balance, we look at various aspects of life – physical, mental and spiritual  – that contribute to a sense of being in ‘balance’.  When we are keeping a healthy overview of what is important to us, and making timely and empowering choices in the present moment about how we spend… read more »

Times, they are a-changin’

29 March, 2018

In mid March, Dunedin’s iconic chocolate factory closed its doors behind me.  I had held my final workshop (of 60) and said farewell to the last of some 280 people I had worked with over the last eight months. I handed back my swipe card, cleared out my office, gave the incredible union rep, Donna, an enormous hug,… read more »

How does Coaching assist organisations and businesses?

19 February, 2018

I am often speaking with organisations or people in business about coaching and what it can offer them. What is heartening, is that many managers and leaders globally are becoming so much more aware of the power of coaching for themselves, and for their staff. The International Coach Federation is the pre-eminent body for coaching, and… read more »

Life Matters: 10 Ways to Lead by Example

17 January, 2018

A whakataukī or proverb in Māori, demonstrates how leaders and workers are both important: “Te amorangi ki mua, te hapai o ki muri” which translates as : “The leader at the front and the workers behind the scenes”. Both need to be working together to make sure all is flowing well. Good leaders must lead… read more »

Life Matters: More on Gratitude

7 December, 2017

The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work, greater health, peak performance in sports and business, a higher sense of well-being, and a faster rate of recovery from injury and… read more »

Life Matters: 10 ways to cope with job transition

29 September, 2017

Sometimes my work requires me to be coaching people undergoing a loss of job or changing work circumstances.  Such is the case over the coming seven months, as I prepare to work with some 300 staff at the iconic Cadbury factory in Dunedin.  It is a real privilege to be supporting fellow citizens through the… read more »

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