Martha Beck: On Mothers and Mothering

I’m not a Mum although I have often referred to my businesses as my babies. But I know a lot of my readers are Mums (and we are all children) so I felt inspired to share something with you which I read recently in a book called Expecting Adam by Martha Beck. This is the second time I have read this book and I am pretty sure I never even noticed this passage first time round which just goes to show a couple of things.   One that it’s worth reading books you love more than once and Two that you only […]

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Wild Expectations for 2010

I’ve had time off, of course I have, in the last three years but I haven’t had a proper holiday.   What’s the difference?   Time off constitutes something I am coming to enjoy more and more, downtime in my own home.   Its peaceful, I get to enjoy Augusts in the UK and I get lots of self-care jobs done which feels lovely.   And holidays involve “abroad”!   When I first went into coaching, I took on an empowering belief from Thomas Leonard that no-one wanted to be coached during August or December so planned my working year thus. And my next intention […]

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Thrifty Thoughts

I posted on the Money Gym forum today about thrift.   Having spent a month with lots of American snowbirds during December, I noticed their thrifty habits, no doubt designed to eek out their scant pensions and make them go further in the slightly cheaper, definitely warmer Caribbean. I notice that they order dinner, eat half and take the other half home for another meal, tomorrow? And I notice that they care about every dollar, taking a bag where a box would have cost them that dollar. And this is just how it should be, but its not how I instinctively […]

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Caribbean Christmas 26: Why I Love My Laptop

I couldnt be off work for a month without my trusty laptop.   Dan, my pal from The Engine Room, set me up with a new MacBook Pro (my first) before I left the UK although I do operate Windows on it I must confess.   And it has been indispensable throughout the holiday allowing business as normal, or relatively so.   And perhaps even more importantly, give that this is a holiday, it has exhanced the holiday experience. The only restrictions here on operating normally, apart from the fact that I am supposed to be on holiday, are the absence of anywhere comfortable […]

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