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IF YOU'RE GOING TO START START SMALL

I’m not long out of bed and I just heard an interesting story on the radio. I wasn’t totally clear on the entire situation but some person had been asked to write and talk about their experience of living at home during lockdown. The upshot was that they became completely stuck on what to write. There were so many things that had changed in their world and it was hard to know where to start. It seemed to become increasingly hard to figure out a starting point.  Should she talk about her work? Her dog? Her relationship with her partner? The list was endless and the deadline was looming. The weight of this simple task was starting to be felt...

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Are you a victim of the Ludic Loop?

As a contract employee for a large organisation I rarely get contacted unless they want something from me.  Yesterday, however, was a different thing altogether. They had organised an online symposium for R U OK day.   Initially I thought I would beem in now and then with my main purpose of the exercise for totting up PD credits. (I often find some of these academics get a bit carried away with their own self importance and thought this would be another such event.) I was pleasantly surprised as it was not.   As it happened I spent more time at the symposium than not which surprise me. In it I learnt a few things and it is one of...

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Mindfully Daydreaming

Learn an easy technique to adopt to add to your list of mindful activities.  It's a bit like daydreaming. When used in the right way you can see so much more around you and really explore the present moment richly and more fully.

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Dealing with Difficult Customers and Button Pushers in General

But back to topic - we all have that certain someone in our life who manages to push our buttons when we are with them. They get us worked up. They know the right things to say to do this. What it actually feels like is that this person is actually DOING something to us. There seems to be an intention behind what they say and do to us. They are purposefully winding us up.

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Hello From The New Me!!

I’ve been teaching a group of students who’re wanting to start their own businesses and we had our last day together on Friday. It’s been quite a challenging course and the number of students dropped by 50% by the end of the two week course. The good thing about this was, the smaller the group, the more attention everyone got. Including, surprisingly, me! Before I knew it, it felt like I was a student in the class. The dynamic was changing.  And that was a wonderful thing. I learnt so much because we were all able to connect in a heartfelt way, on common ground. This turn of events led to me FINALLY feeling like I’ve found my own voice!!...

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