On the river

  This morning I woke up with the sun and looked out of my bedroom window. I saw a river flowing calmly, easily.  And… I remembered another river, in Peru, which was positively raging… The Maori have a saying “I am the River, and the

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It’s all in the story

  Here in New Zealand I’ve noticed that people often say “it’s all about the story”. This is part of who they are, what they stand for, what they offer. It’s interesting then to ask : what story do you tell yourself – about yourself

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Taking care…

  Do you tend to give, give, give …  so much that you often feel exhausted? Have you ever tried to be someone you thought you were supposed to be in order to feel needed? Have you ever thought that you’ve lost all sense of

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Standing upright and strong

  Do you stand tall, confident in who you are, happy to learn and grow? Or, do you play small and give your power away to others? Do you feel you have the freedom to be who you want to be so you can focus

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The masks we wear

  A few weeks ago here in Hong Kong we enjoyed Mid Autumn Festival when traditionally family and friends come together outdoors to celebrate the harvest during the autumn full moon … and eat moon cakes! Tomorrow there will be another autumn festival – Halloween.

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How do you bring joy to others?

  When was the last time you felt real joy? That feeling of you heart singing and feeling so good to be alive. What brings you joy? How often do you make time for it? Happiness, I’ve learned, can be fleeting. Usually it’s a response

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Freedom of choice

  For the past few weeks, we’ve been taking a look at moving through change or making a new start, and what can get in the way of that. Now, our focus is on choice. For me, every moment we have choice… even when it

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The circle of life

A dear friend of mine recently lost both his parents within a very short period of time, then, soon afterwards his son announced that he and his wife are expecting a baby. A grandchild for him. The Circle of life. Nature’s way of taking and

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Where are you going?

How do you find making decisions? Do you feel confident about the choices you make? Or, do you find it challenging – worry about getting it right, making a mistake, perhaps you will upset someone? Do you look to others to help you make choices? Do

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Ebony and ivory

I’ve always been touched by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder’s piece of music – ‘Ebony and Ivory’. Each time I listen, I get goose bumps!  I truly believe we all want to live in harmony, so, what stops us from living in harmony with one

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Bringing in softness

It’s often said that our personal struggles offer our greatest lessons. When we experience hurt or loss, it can feel like we don’t have the strength to pick our self up and move on. Most times however we do. Somehow we find the courage to

Read More

How do you talk to yourself?

How often do you criticise yourself? How often do you doubt, tell yourself you could never do this or that? How kindly do you talk to yourself? Our mind can either have us feeling confident about who we are, or, it can bring us down

Read More

D’you ever feel disappointed?

D’you ever feel disappointed? In yourself, in others? Does your life feel like a roller-coaster ride of up and down mood swings? If it does, it’s good to understand what expectations you have because, one thing is for sure, whenever you feel disappointed, there is

Read More

Procrastination

How often do you hesitate to start working on something if you think you can’t do it? How much do you put off crucial decisions because you’re unable to make up your mind? Are you waiting for something magical to happen and be inspired? For

Read More

Excuses, excuses

Excuses, excuses, we all make them. Do you ever hear yourself say … I don’t have enough time…I don’t deserve to…I’m only… I can’t because… If we really want to do something, we will find a way. If we don’t, we’ll find an excuse. Excuses

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Stretching and growing

This past week, many children have returned to school; some have started school for the first time. I received photos from my niece and also from a friend of their five year olds in school uniform for the first time. How they had stretched, how

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Stillness

Look what I saw the other day while out walking in Hong Kong! This beautiful green lizard, the largest I’ve ever seen, perched upon a rock in all his glory. What fascinated me was how still he was. Which got me thinking… the best advice

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In what ways d’you resist change?

Many of us are experiencing challenges right now. It’s as if we are being propelled forward to do things differently. And yet, we may find that we’re hesitating. How can we find the courage to go after our heart’s desire? I see us as being

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Could you be a sleeping tiger?

Are you someone dozing in the shade? Your life is comfortable, your needs are met … and … ? Did you once upon a time dream? What happened to your dreams? What if… it’s not too late to make them a reality? What would it

Read More

On the river

  This morning I woke up with the sun and looked out of my bedroom window. I saw a river flowing calmly, easily.  And… I remembered another river, in Peru, which was positively raging… The Maori have a saying “I am the River, and the

Read More

It’s all in the story

  Here in New Zealand I’ve noticed that people often say “it’s all about the story”. This is part of who they are, what they stand for, what they offer. It’s interesting then to ask : what story do you tell yourself – about yourself

Read More

Taking care…

  Do you tend to give, give, give …  so much that you often feel exhausted? Have you ever tried to be someone you thought you were supposed to be in order to feel needed? Have you ever thought that you’ve lost all sense of

Read More

Standing upright and strong

  Do you stand tall, confident in who you are, happy to learn and grow? Or, do you play small and give your power away to others? Do you feel you have the freedom to be who you want to be so you can focus

Read More

The masks we wear

  A few weeks ago here in Hong Kong we enjoyed Mid Autumn Festival when traditionally family and friends come together outdoors to celebrate the harvest during the autumn full moon … and eat moon cakes! Tomorrow there will be another autumn festival – Halloween.

Read More

How do you bring joy to others?

  When was the last time you felt real joy? That feeling of you heart singing and feeling so good to be alive. What brings you joy? How often do you make time for it? Happiness, I’ve learned, can be fleeting. Usually it’s a response

Read More

Freedom of choice

  For the past few weeks, we’ve been taking a look at moving through change or making a new start, and what can get in the way of that. Now, our focus is on choice. For me, every moment we have choice… even when it

Read More

The circle of life

A dear friend of mine recently lost both his parents within a very short period of time, then, soon afterwards his son announced that he and his wife are expecting a baby. A grandchild for him. The Circle of life. Nature’s way of taking and

Read More

Where are you going?

How do you find making decisions? Do you feel confident about the choices you make? Or, do you find it challenging – worry about getting it right, making a mistake, perhaps you will upset someone? Do you look to others to help you make choices? Do

Read More

Ebony and ivory

I’ve always been touched by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder’s piece of music – ‘Ebony and Ivory’. Each time I listen, I get goose bumps!  I truly believe we all want to live in harmony, so, what stops us from living in harmony with one

Read More

Bringing in softness

It’s often said that our personal struggles offer our greatest lessons. When we experience hurt or loss, it can feel like we don’t have the strength to pick our self up and move on. Most times however we do. Somehow we find the courage to

Read More

How do you talk to yourself?

How often do you criticise yourself? How often do you doubt, tell yourself you could never do this or that? How kindly do you talk to yourself? Our mind can either have us feeling confident about who we are, or, it can bring us down

Read More

D’you ever feel disappointed?

D’you ever feel disappointed? In yourself, in others? Does your life feel like a roller-coaster ride of up and down mood swings? If it does, it’s good to understand what expectations you have because, one thing is for sure, whenever you feel disappointed, there is

Read More

Procrastination

How often do you hesitate to start working on something if you think you can’t do it? How much do you put off crucial decisions because you’re unable to make up your mind? Are you waiting for something magical to happen and be inspired? For

Read More

Excuses, excuses

Excuses, excuses, we all make them. Do you ever hear yourself say … I don’t have enough time…I don’t deserve to…I’m only… I can’t because… If we really want to do something, we will find a way. If we don’t, we’ll find an excuse. Excuses

Read More

Stretching and growing

This past week, many children have returned to school; some have started school for the first time. I received photos from my niece and also from a friend of their five year olds in school uniform for the first time. How they had stretched, how

Read More

Stillness

Look what I saw the other day while out walking in Hong Kong! This beautiful green lizard, the largest I’ve ever seen, perched upon a rock in all his glory. What fascinated me was how still he was. Which got me thinking… the best advice

Read More

In what ways d’you resist change?

Many of us are experiencing challenges right now. It’s as if we are being propelled forward to do things differently. And yet, we may find that we’re hesitating. How can we find the courage to go after our heart’s desire? I see us as being

Read More

Could you be a sleeping tiger?

Are you someone dozing in the shade? Your life is comfortable, your needs are met … and … ? Did you once upon a time dream? What happened to your dreams? What if… it’s not too late to make them a reality? What would it

Read More