It was a different time. A time when we could mingle. A time when we could travel. A time when we could explore new places and meet new people. A time that seems like a lifetime ago. A time before Covid 19. I am not always a grateful traveller. There are some journeys that are just too long, too exhausting, too stressful. Yet on one trip I found a balm, a sanctuary, a place of … [Read more...] about The Grateful Traveller
Following multiple conversations about the Personal (individual) side of Personal Development over the last few weeks, I got to thinking about how often we overlook the important role our community and our environment play in any personal development journey. Without a supportive community and a favourable environment, it’s unlikely we will ever reach our true potential, no … [Read more...] about Personal Development And Community.
Happy not New Year. I know I am not alone in not feeling the vibes of drinking alcohol or dancing around as the clock strikes twelve. I don’t need to run home before my carriage turns into a pumpkin as I never left home in the first place. There are many layers and levels to this life. When we take a moment to stop and simply observe it all we can clearly see the madness in it … [Read more...] about Conscious Connection in a Chaotic World.
Most of us will recognise the term “Midlife Crisis”. And most of us might imagine it as a guy dyeing his hair, to hide the grey, fantasising about running away with a younger woman, or man and buying a bright red sports car. All to “feel young again”. What’s fascinating about this clichè is that it’s not far from the truth. Men and woman reach a point in their lives, no … [Read more...] about (Re)Imagining The Future After Midlife
I used to find it difficult explaining how helping someone become a millionaire in just twelve weeks was linked to cutting the number of patients dying in a hospital in half, creating extraordinary fundraising expeditions for charities, or helping hundreds, more likely thousands, of people “find their happy” over the years. I knew I’d applied the same basic principles to each … [Read more...] about The Nicky Principle
I sometimes think I have a very limited imagination. I mean I can imagine things alright but often these are just versions of something I’ve read about or seen somewhere else. Really coming up with something new, original or exceptional is far rarer I find. Which makes me no different from most people. We all tend to imagine stuff, good, bad and indifferent which is usually … [Read more...] about Reimagineering
The health benefits of walking have become very prominent in the media lately, it’s good for our stress levels apparently and it’s said to improve our physical and mental health. More and more people, at least where I live, seem to be taking dogs out for a walk and picking up their poo, which to me at least seems a high price to pay for the enjoyment of stretching one’s legs, … [Read more...] about The Opposite Of Walkling.
This month, inspired by the life of a butterfly, Andy and Larry dialogue on the meaning of life and personal growth. Andy Larry, I was out walking along a riverbank recently. It was outside of Linlithgow (Scotland), near the B&B you stayed at, those first few nights you visited my hometown, four years ago. Amazingly I’ve lived in this area for nearly 25 years, and covered … [Read more...] about Looking For Butterflies
We as a society are bombarded with the message of what a man and what a woman should be. We are told over and over again exactly how we should think, feel, behave and act so we can conform to the socially accepted versions of a male and a female. It is easy to become comfortable hiding our true selves within these social stereotypes. In fact, we can take comfort from the … [Read more...] about Breaking The Comfort Of Conformity
We live in a society where we expect to have choices in every area of our lives. And not only that, we are bombarded with different options to everything, everywhere. From adverts on television, magazines, social media, websites, billboards, sides of buses and radio stations to product placements in our movies, television shows and games. But what would it be like with … [Read more...] about The Conundrum Of Choice.