Listen Without Prejudice

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Whilst this title may give away my age to some people others may find it misleading. So to clarify I mean; listen without pre-judging. There is a saying that most people listen in order to respond rather than listening to understanding and it quite neatly sums up what I mean here. There is often a… Read more

Don’t Give Up – Learn to Practice and Practice to Learn

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One of the things I like most about yoga is that yogi’s, seemingly no matter how experienced, call it practice; it’s their yoga practice – it’s on-going rather than an end. If you approach things with the mindset of continually learning you accept that it may take years to learn, get better or “master” whatever… Read more

Did You Get Distracted?

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There’s no point in arguing about it, children and for that matter many adults have short attention spans. When you ask a child to do something and come back to find them doing something completely different having not finished what you asked can be frustrating and, when repeated often, exasperating.   I had a break… Read more

Put an End to Annoying Interruptions

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Whether it is children, a spouse/partner or work colleague we all know about interruptions and how annoyed we get about them.   So here it is, take a deep breath, step back and accept it may be more your issue than theirs.   A typical situation goes like this. I’m at home with the children,… Read more

Kat’s Story

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I met Ian as a client for the photoshoot. In getting to know him and listening to his story and his experience it immediately rang bells. I told him of an experience I had only weeks before.   My Story After 8 weeks of terrible sleep, we’re talking late nights and 5am starts mostly due… Read more

You Don’t Have to Lose it to Need it

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I was talking to a friend the other day about Strive. He was saying ”I like it but hey I never loose it with my kids”. That’s great I thought but it’s not really the point.   From the outset when I wanted to change the way I related to my son it was not… Read more

How to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

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4 shocking if not surprising facts: 1 in 3 people ditch their resolutions by the end of January 50% of resolutions don’t last more than 6 months 73% give up before meeting their goal Most people repeat (and fail) the same resolution year after year Top 10 Resolutions (which happen to be doomed) Lose Weight… Read more

How to Deal With a Chatterbox Child

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Some children talk; I mean a lot. You ask them not to interrupt, or to give you a moment and almost as soon as those words have left your mouth they start up again! Its frustrating and can be a real annoyance. Often the child doesn’t even realise they are doing it much less that… Read more

Why it Works

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There have been many academic studies looking at goal getting and success rate. Its perfectly clear that if you don’t have a goal you wont achieve it, but the evidence demonstrates that writing your goals down makes you 42% more likely to achieve them. Taking it a step further a study done on Harvard MBA… Read more

Why Strive?

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Someone asked me why call it “Strive”. This is why… If you want change you have to do the changing. Einstein said the definition of madness is to keep doing the same thing and expecting a different result. So many people fail to make changes, fail to achieve their goals, hardly ever carry through a… Read more