A Love Letter

I’m off work for a week, and I’m radically pursuing things I love – a new free training for Wild Spirits Coaching, meeting lovely friends, getting a tattoo, and going camping with my swordfighting club at the weekend (sooo looking forward to that! Expect videos!). Therefore, I’m not really sending out a newsletter this week. Instead, I have something else for you: a love letter.

You see, the problem with talking about love is that it almost inevitably sounds cheesy, whatever you say or write. Love is probably the most over-used word, the most clicheed, abused concept in the history of the world. I don’t know about you, but I almost cringe a little inside when I hear the word.

And yet… and yet.

The annoying thing about love is that its clichees are actually all true. Love really IS the answer to pretty much every issue. The problem isn’t fixed yet? Pour more love on it. Feeling off? Practise self-love and love others.

 

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What To Do When Things Suck

(Full article featured in Monday Sparkles week of 4th July 2016)

No matter how much you may focus on the positive, no matter how optimistic or happy you are, sometimes life happens and things go wrong. A relationship breaks up, a job or business goes pear-shaped, disaster happens.

On that note: I’m all for keeping a positive outlook, but there are some people who try to tell you that you should never, ever feel bad about anything or have a negative thought. This is unhealthy in the extreme! It is natural and beneficial to experience the entire range of human experiences and the associated emotions. What positivity means is to spend more time focusing on what works than on what doesn’t – what it doesn’t mean, is to ignore or deny anything negative.

 

Dealing with it?

With that out of the way, how do you deal with what a friend of mine calls “the suckies”? The sinking feeling, the tears, the inability to work up the energy to do anything productive?

I’ll give you some gentle and easy suggestions in the following, but I will also say that you shouldn’t pressurise yourself into DOING anything at all. We seem to have this expectation nowadays to handle absolutely everything, but in truth sometimes you can’t “handle” it at all and then you just need to endure. Things take their time. Cut yourself some slack! Perhaps that’s the main takeaway I’d like to you have from this article: be gentle and don’t expect to bounce back in x amount of time or come up with brilliant learnings and insights straightaway.

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The Story Of A “Birth”

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When I first started my Coaching business, I knew deep in my bones that it was my calling. The feedback I got was astonishing, overwhelmingly positive – people spoke of “waking up”, “connecting back” to themselves, “transformation”. I was grateful and humbled to be witness to these evolutions, people claiming their lives, unfolding their wings and blossoming.

But my website, lovely as it was, only ever reflected part of what makes me, ME, and only part of what I’m doing for my clients. It was an easy-to-read, politically correct website, non-threatening – and a little non-specific.

However, the clients I attracted into my business were invariably free thinkers like me, sometimes entrepreneurs, often artists/writers/craftspeople, a little rebellious and with a deep sense of non-conformity. People who don’t fit into society’s narrow definitions.

Why, then, was my business still so “standard”?

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