Yes…or no?

Whether you’re a parent or not, we all know that stage in a child’s life when, no matter what you ask, the answer is always “NO!” What then happens to change this? Why is it that so many of us are challenged to say ‘no’

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The mighty oak

Visiting Scotland recently, I couldn’t help but notice the many magnificent, tall oak trees; and I was reminded of the ancient Celts and their love of forests, Mother Nature and the great web of life itself. Many cultures see the oak tree as a symbol

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Where do you struggle?

Most of us have one area in our life where we struggle. It might be relationships, it might be career, it might be with money or not having enough time. Until we identify the core issue, we repeat the patterns – the same way of

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A thought – for parents

Having lived in Hong Kong for nearly 30 years, I’ve heard many, many complaints about the education system. I’ve heard complaints about competition for school places, the rote system of learning, too much homework, too much pressure, children not getting enough sleep, not enough time

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Hello, hello…

As the year comes to a close, many of us are saying goodbye to ‘the old me’ so we can step into the next cycle of energy as ‘the new me’. We’ve washed away what was necessary for our journey but is no longer needed

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D.I.V.O.R.C.E

Discovery Integrity Vitality Order from Chaos Rebirth Celebration Empowerment.   On the day that I walked into my divorce lawyer’s office, the first thing I saw was a photograph frame with these words. Quaking in my shoes, I could never imagine feeling empowered. It was

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The voice

When I felt lost and confused and didn’t know which way to turn, one of my biggest challenges was making decisions. What to do? Well-meaning friends all had advice to offer – along with different voices within me. Which voice do you listen to –

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Imagine

Here is a poem I’d like to share with you, a gift from my daughter when I founded my business in 2008…   Imagine a turbulent ocean, ravaged by storms Imagine the contourless fears shut inside Pandora’s box Imagine a seabird with it’s wings clamped

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What is spirituality?

These past few weeks, several people have asked what does ‘spirituality’ mean to me. Spirituality means different things to different people. For me, it means knowing that I am connected to something much larger than myself – call it the Divine, the Source, Higher Self, Intuition,

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Coming out

Last week I celebrated a family wedding in Crete. Wonderful! On the way home, I spent a few days in Athens, and made a day trip to Delphi. To the Temple of Apollo, where I learned that the ancient wisdom “Know thyself ‘ is inscribed

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The first time…

Isn’t it wonderful when you do something for the first time? Riding a bike, first day at school, first kiss, receiving your first pay-check, flying alone, first dinner party…. Children do it all the time. Adults? Afraid of making mistakes, looking silly, need to conform…

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I want more!

As someone who was brought up not to be greedy or selfish, can you imagine how I felt when I discovered that there is a part of me that always wants more? Pretty uncomfortable! And yet…I also saw…there always IS more, the universe is abundant,

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A different way of mothering

When we begin any personal development work, often we start by looking at our family background, our nationality and our culture to see how we have been conditioned, to understand what beliefs and attitudes influence us. We can spend a long time exploring how our

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Appearances

How important is appearance to you? For me, it used to be that appearance was pretty high on my list. Brought up to look neat and tidy, not to look scruffy, I was taught to take pride in how I look. Moving up the social

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Go out and play!

How much space do you give yourself to: Feel your emotions; Play and have fun; Imagine, dream, be creative? In Hong Kong people work hard. Success is measured in dollar terms and job status, and people fear losing out. With an emphasis on doing, doing,

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Harmony and balance

Last night I went to the movies to see the Imitation Game, the story of the brilliant British mathematician, Alan Turing, a war hero who cracked the code of the Enigma machine used by the Germans during World War 2 with the result that many,

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Friendships

When you look at the different areas of you life – say career, family, finances, personal development, health and well-being, etc….how important would you rate your friendships? On a scale of 1:10? The priority you give to your friendships is perhaps not as significant as

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Don’t be selfish

Last night I was interviewed by Ana Isabel of My Spirit Radio in the UK on her show ‘Mind Matters’. In talking about Polishing the Diamond, Ana asked how to deal with the dilemma of putting our self first when we hold the belief that

Read More

Yes…or no?

Whether you’re a parent or not, we all know that stage in a child’s life when, no matter what you ask, the answer is always “NO!” What then happens to change this? Why is it that so many of us are challenged to say ‘no’

Read More

The mighty oak

Visiting Scotland recently, I couldn’t help but notice the many magnificent, tall oak trees; and I was reminded of the ancient Celts and their love of forests, Mother Nature and the great web of life itself. Many cultures see the oak tree as a symbol

Read More

Where do you struggle?

Most of us have one area in our life where we struggle. It might be relationships, it might be career, it might be with money or not having enough time. Until we identify the core issue, we repeat the patterns – the same way of

Read More

A thought – for parents

Having lived in Hong Kong for nearly 30 years, I’ve heard many, many complaints about the education system. I’ve heard complaints about competition for school places, the rote system of learning, too much homework, too much pressure, children not getting enough sleep, not enough time

Read More

Hello, hello…

As the year comes to a close, many of us are saying goodbye to ‘the old me’ so we can step into the next cycle of energy as ‘the new me’. We’ve washed away what was necessary for our journey but is no longer needed

Read More

D.I.V.O.R.C.E

Discovery Integrity Vitality Order from Chaos Rebirth Celebration Empowerment.   On the day that I walked into my divorce lawyer’s office, the first thing I saw was a photograph frame with these words. Quaking in my shoes, I could never imagine feeling empowered. It was

Read More

The voice

When I felt lost and confused and didn’t know which way to turn, one of my biggest challenges was making decisions. What to do? Well-meaning friends all had advice to offer – along with different voices within me. Which voice do you listen to –

Read More

Imagine

Here is a poem I’d like to share with you, a gift from my daughter when I founded my business in 2008…   Imagine a turbulent ocean, ravaged by storms Imagine the contourless fears shut inside Pandora’s box Imagine a seabird with it’s wings clamped

Read More

What is spirituality?

These past few weeks, several people have asked what does ‘spirituality’ mean to me. Spirituality means different things to different people. For me, it means knowing that I am connected to something much larger than myself – call it the Divine, the Source, Higher Self, Intuition,

Read More

Coming out

Last week I celebrated a family wedding in Crete. Wonderful! On the way home, I spent a few days in Athens, and made a day trip to Delphi. To the Temple of Apollo, where I learned that the ancient wisdom “Know thyself ‘ is inscribed

Read More

The first time…

Isn’t it wonderful when you do something for the first time? Riding a bike, first day at school, first kiss, receiving your first pay-check, flying alone, first dinner party…. Children do it all the time. Adults? Afraid of making mistakes, looking silly, need to conform…

Read More

I want more!

As someone who was brought up not to be greedy or selfish, can you imagine how I felt when I discovered that there is a part of me that always wants more? Pretty uncomfortable! And yet…I also saw…there always IS more, the universe is abundant,

Read More

A different way of mothering

When we begin any personal development work, often we start by looking at our family background, our nationality and our culture to see how we have been conditioned, to understand what beliefs and attitudes influence us. We can spend a long time exploring how our

Read More

Appearances

How important is appearance to you? For me, it used to be that appearance was pretty high on my list. Brought up to look neat and tidy, not to look scruffy, I was taught to take pride in how I look. Moving up the social

Read More

Go out and play!

How much space do you give yourself to: Feel your emotions; Play and have fun; Imagine, dream, be creative? In Hong Kong people work hard. Success is measured in dollar terms and job status, and people fear losing out. With an emphasis on doing, doing,

Read More

Harmony and balance

Last night I went to the movies to see the Imitation Game, the story of the brilliant British mathematician, Alan Turing, a war hero who cracked the code of the Enigma machine used by the Germans during World War 2 with the result that many,

Read More

Friendships

When you look at the different areas of you life – say career, family, finances, personal development, health and well-being, etc….how important would you rate your friendships? On a scale of 1:10? The priority you give to your friendships is perhaps not as significant as

Read More

Don’t be selfish

Last night I was interviewed by Ana Isabel of My Spirit Radio in the UK on her show ‘Mind Matters’. In talking about Polishing the Diamond, Ana asked how to deal with the dilemma of putting our self first when we hold the belief that

Read More