Yearly Archives: 2016

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Why You Need to Speak Up

Dear Blossom How are you doing, in this season of goodwill?  Are you looking forward to the big Christmas day/weekend?  To spending time with family and friends?  Or are missing certain family members and friends and feeling rather lonely and blue?  Whatever the case, do speak up for yourself when you need to. Why?  Because when you don’t, not only are you doing yourself a disservice, you are doing a disservice to others.  […]

By | December 14th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

If you want a change, make a change

Dear Blossom It’s amazing how the outdoors gives one a fresh perspective. I find it fascinating  how engaging with nature, just going for a walk, can clear the cobwebs from one’s head.  This thought came to mind the other day, which started out rather groggy for me – what with having so much to sift through and just generally feeling ‘meh’.  I went for a walk – it was cold, crisp and clear – and came back home with the reminder that: “If you’re doing something, and it’s not giving you the results you want, do something different.” […]

By | November 28th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

With Whom Do You Hang Out?

Dear Blossom Have a quick review of the last 6 weeks: where did you spend most of your time? Who did you spend significant moments with? With whom did you share your highs and your lows, your doubts and your dreams? And how did you feel on the inside afterwards? Honoured? Listened to? Inspired? Motivated? Or was it the opposite? […]

By | November 15th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

How to Breakthrough with Confidence

Dear Blossom The Confidence Breakthrough seminar was the place to be in London over this weekend (5th and 6th Nov). Attendees experienced massive shifts as in their confidence issues. Convened by Elliot Kay of Strategic Brilliance Services and partly sponsored by Pony Express Speaker Training Ltd., seven speakers led workshops on the seven-step process for increasing the confidence quotient in every aspect of life. […]

By | November 7th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Lessons from the Challenge

Dear Blossom So here we are, at the 30th blog over a period of 41 days – much more than I’ve ever done across a whole year of 365 days! I took a couple of breaks so it wasn’t all done in 30 consecutive days as I’d originally intended.  So what?  It’s my challenge that I set for myself so I am free to tweak it as necessary. And therein lies the first lesson: I come across too many people who allow themselves to be tied quite tightly by their own goals such that rather than being a help, those goals become a hindrance. […]

By | October 28th, 2016|Uncategorised|2 Comments

Missing my Mum

Dear Blossom This wasn’t my planned topic for today. Writing to Blossom […]

By | October 27th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Dealing with Judgement – Part 3: Who?

Dear Blossom Imagine being able to be the same person on the outside, as you are on the inside.  How free would you feel?  How much more at ease and very fulfilled?  How whole and complete would you become? […]

By | October 26th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Dealing with Judgement – Part 2: How?

Dear Blossom Yesterday we were thinking about why we need to deal with judgement. A quick recap: living under a cloud of judgement stops us from doing what we really want to do, from saying what we really want to say and most importantly, it stops us from being fully and freely the person we truly are.  And this severely erodes our self-confidence, our feelings of self-worth and self-esteem, leading into a downward spiral into a stuck state. […]

By | October 25th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Dealing with Judgement – Part 1: Why?

Dear Blossom I just got off a Facebook Live broadcast where I was talking about the ‘whys’ of dealing with judgement.  Rather than go over it all again or try to transcribe it verbatim, here it is. […]

By | October 24th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

What has Confidence got to do with Community?

Dear Blossom I had a good time with my community of retreatants and retreat guides at the Crossroad Retreats last week. On my return, I’ve spent one day with my community of entrepreneurs. And another with my community of public speakers at Pony Express Speakers Club. And so, I still have communities on my mind, and the role confidence plays in this arena.  […]

By | October 23rd, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments