Today I appreciate the peace in my life. I love peace and quiet. It has been one of my intentions for about a decade. When travelling to a retreat in Mexico with Michael Neill and Michele Lisenbury Christensen, at least a decade ago, they asked me the most powerful coaching question of my life. “What is it that you really want, Judith?” The simple ones are often the best. I thought about it. For a long time. And I finally worked out that what I wanted was peace. When I said “Peace” Michael responded “La Paz” which is where we […]
Until very recently, my soul came in for very little TLC from me, losing the race to other power-hungry parts of my being such as my heart, my ambition, my desires, my brain and my ego. Perhaps I even thought my heart and my soul were approximately the same thing; certainly they are close cousins. In choosing to strengthen my relationship with soul and then deliberately making it part of my mission, my life has taken off in a completely new direction, one that I have been led to as if it had been signposted by flashing neon. Reading a […]
Q: What would have to happen in your day today for you to go home tonight and feel you had been successful? Q: What would have to happen in your world for you to consider yourself successful by the time you reach your next significant birthday? Q: What would have to happen in your life for you to to be peaceful on your deathbed, knowing you had enjoyed a successful life? A: For me to go home happy tonight I would have to have touched one person’s life and made a difference. A: To consider myself successful by my next significant […]
I travelled a while back to a holistic coaching retreat in La Paz, Baja, Mexico. This was my first taste of Baja and I loved it and have subsequently returned on holiday. It’s that bit of Mexico which is a thin 1,000 mile peninsula south of the border with California, rather than the big lump of Mexico over to the west across the Sea of Cortez. It’s Clint Eastwood country. Desert. Cactus. And much more than that. There’s a La Paz in Bolivia too, and my first set of air tickets arrived showing that destination, fortunately I noticed that if […]
Today I was up before TUT, the daily message from the Universe which arrives every day at just after 8.15. During my gap year, I haven’t been up in the dark for a while, perhaps at all. So it was a delightful surprise to see the moon, my favourite thing of all time, hanging in the sky above beautiful downtown Streatham Hill, almost full it was too. So what am I doing up so early today? Waiting for Russell the handyman to fix my curtain pole which has been hanging off the living room wall and to fix the dripping […]
I am re-reading Simplicity: Easy Ways to Simplify And Enrich Your Life by Elaine St James. I had to buy another (second hand) copy since, on lending my own copy to a colleague, I remembered how good it is (!) and I thought I would revisit it. My life is simpler than it might be because (in no particular order of importance): I have no TV (although Thank God for iplayer) Consequently I have no TV licence and yes, I’ve read they want us computer watchers to pay, maybe/maybe not though… And I don’t watch or listen to or read […]
One thing you discover when you are bereaved is that – unbelievably – the sun goes on rising and setting. And so it is in The Fertile Void. Sunrise. Sunset. Sunrise. Sunset. Day after day. I start to get back into TV courtesy of BBC iplayer. Not a good thing. Its all very relaxing and enjoyable but it sucks all the creativity out of me and actually I often end up resentful. And I even got sucked into stuff I love too – 24, Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Wife, Glee, QI, Jonathan Ross, Over the Rainbow and BGT. Thank Goodness […]
I love my Visionboard and I credit it with keeping me in touch with the things I want, the reasons why I do what I do. It's not the main way I do that, I feel that's quite firmly rooted inside me, but externally my office wall looks pretty as I tick off the things I have achieved and update it with the new things I want.
Who are you and how is that reflected in your brand, your business, your life? What peace and success could come from having them all aligned?
Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open, I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I've stored away. Just for this time in my life. Old age is like a bank account. You withdraw from what you've put in. So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories!