The challenges of following my own advice

By Lesley | January 29, 2019 | 2 Comments

It’s been almost a month since my last blog when I encouraged you not to start new things and set resolutions but, instead to follow nature, be still and direct energy deep within to recharge. And to ask yourself the question – what does my heart want? So how are you getting on? I normally blog more regularly than once a month, and I wish I could say I’ve been too busy to write. In the spirit of complete honesty taking my own advice has been a huge challenge for me. I’ve been great at setting aside time to meditate, for my yoga classes and lessons and also for reading. And everything else has been a real struggle. I even found it hard to journal and that usually comes naturally. As for writing blogs; well I’ve started a number and honestly, writing was like pulling teeth. Maybe this is how it is when you sit still; I guess I’m not used to everything feeling like pushing a rock up a hill. My month hasn’t been all gloom, I’ve had some intense moments of joy, spent time with beautiful friends and I’ve also unexpectedly been knocked around by a couple of waves of emotion. There was a time when I would have pushed these waves back as quickly as they surfaced, numbing the feelings with chocolate or wine. But not these days. Because of the work I’ve done I now allow everything in knowing that it will leave when it’s taught … Read moreThe challenges of following my own advice

What’s it like to be childless?

By Lesley / April 5, 2013 / 1

In the last couple of weeks, in a quest to really understand what it’s like to be childless I’ve interviewed almost 20 women.  I can’t thank them enough for sharing … Read moreWhat’s it like to be childless?

Speaking with my Authentic Childless Voice

By Lesley / March 20, 2013 / 2

I know how hard I’ve found it to speak openly about being childless, and I also know that by not doing so I’ve been hiding my true self from the … Read moreSpeaking with my Authentic Childless Voice

Childless or Childfree – what’s the difference & does it matter?

By Lesley / March 7, 2013 / 0

I’ve been using the term Childless to describe myself for over 10 years since we stopped trying to have children and jumped off the IVF rollercoaster.  Having read various other … Read moreChildless or Childfree – what’s the difference & does it matter?

Lessons from the film UP

By Lesley / January 11, 2013 / 0

I’m wondering whether you watched the film UP when it was on TV recently and if so how did it motivate you? Animated films work on many levels these days; … Read moreLessons from the film UP

Putting your new beliefs into practice

By Lesley / December 21, 2012 / 0

You can spend your life being busy. But if deep down you don’t believe you will succeed, chances are you won’t.  If, however you believe in yourself, then you are … Read morePutting your new beliefs into practice

Final 2 beliefs

By Lesley / December 17, 2012 / 0

So here are the final 2 beliefs There is a solution to every problem What do you do when something goes wrong?  If you’re like me it depends…. perhaps sometimes … Read moreFinal 2 beliefs

beliefs guide everything we do

By Lesley / November 13, 2012 / 0

I’m going to talk about 2 beliefs this time; Have respect for the other person’s model of the world/point of view My previous articles have talked about how we act … Read morebeliefs guide everything we do

Behind every Behaviour is a Positive Intention

By Lesley / November 5, 2012 / 0

In previous articles I’ve written about how we all filter the world through our senses, so what we recall and therefore how we behave is determined by our beliefs, values, … Read moreBehind every Behaviour is a Positive Intention

Has the fear of “failure” (or of negative feedback) held you back?

By Lesley / October 18, 2012 / 0

  After hearing her really inspiring talk at the London School of Life, I’ve started reading Brené Brown’s new book “Daring Greatly, How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the … Read moreHas the fear of “failure” (or of negative feedback) held you back?

The Mindset for Success – there is no failure, only feedback / there is only learning.

By Lesley / October 8, 2012 / 0

I hope you had success with the previous beliefs. Today I’m going to talk about the belief that there’s no failure, only feedback and also explain how you can give … Read moreThe Mindset for Success – there is no failure, only feedback / there is only learning.

NLP Presuppositions – the Mindset for Success

By Lesley / September 24, 2012 / 0

In previous articles I’ve spoken about mental rehearsal and visualisation and I’m continuing the theme of a winning mindset with several articles in which I will explain what in NLP … Read moreNLP Presuppositions – the Mindset for Success

What are you focusing on?

By Lesley / August 30, 2012 / 0

If you’ve read my previous posts on mental rehearsal and visualisation I imagine that you heard many athletes say that they use it.  Isn’t that strange? One day you’ve never … Read moreWhat are you focusing on?

How are you using mental rehearsal?

By Lesley / August 10, 2012 / 0

Last time I talked about mental rehearsal and visualisation and I’ve heard several Olympic athletes mention using this technique. Two of the most obvious were Michael Jamieson (GB swimming silver … Read moreHow are you using mental rehearsal?

Learn simple techniques from Olympic winners to be at your best

By Lesley / July 20, 2012 / 0

The other day Help for Heroes circulated the quote “the difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a (wo)man’s determination”. This is a fabulous quote and I’m sure … Read moreLearn simple techniques from Olympic winners to be at your best

Welcome to my new website

By Lesley / June 27, 2012 / 0

You’ve probably heard the Chinese saying that “the journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step”.  If you’ve read about me, you’ll see that my journey to this point … Read moreWelcome to my new website

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