Passion and first visual impressions

  “I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed this, but first impressions are often entirely wrong.” ― Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning   Please help me understand the impact of first impressions….. I am always amazed at what life’s twists and turns bring forth. A recent meeting completely threw me. Following a number of phone […]

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The cynical view of Mindfulness

“Cecil Graham: What is a cynic? Lord Darlington: A man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing. ― Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan Much of the recent press coverage on Mindfulness has been overwhelmingly positive; where the benefits both to the individual, as well as to the wider community are widely […]

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The power of 5

“The trouble is if you don’t spend your life yourself, other people spend it for you.” ― Peter Shaffer, Five Finger Exercise: A Play   I was asked recently to try to help some graduates in my organisation prepare for a training course. The course was entitled “Personal Impact” and it concerned your own personal […]

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Choosing a Habit

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.”  ― Robert Frost Part of the January ritual that society seems to have developed is this concept of New Year’s resolutions and the concept that we should develop new habits. i wondered where it […]

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Life stress bubbles

“Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone. Kindness in another’s trouble, Courage in your own.”  ― Adam Lindsay Gordon The lead up to Christmas is always a stressful time. The preparation for this single day of the year eclipses almost every other life event, even more so as it occurs every […]

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