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

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Crossing the Line

A few days ago, I met up with a long-time friend from the UK who was passing through Hong Kong. After catching up on family news, we talked about events in Europe, Paris in particular, the attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo, the satirical

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Endings and New Beginnings

Spending time at home in Scotland this Christmas I saw the starkness of winter countryside and felt the coldness of winter. Wrapped up in many layers, I enjoyed the crispness in the air. Such a contrast to Hong Kong. Symbolically, winter is seen as a

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Such a little thing

A few months ago, I flipped over my flip-flops – don’t ask what I was doing at the time! This could have been funny had it not been that I managed to incur a deep gash to my big toe. I remember wondering whether I

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Acceptance

One of the most challenging aspects of my personal growth work has been acceptance. And, it is what has given me my greatest gifts. Acceptance brings grace. Acceptance of self makes it easier to accept others. Acceptance of all that is brings peace into our

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Value

As Christmas and the end of the year approach, it’s great to take time to acknowledge, appreciate and celebrate what we love about our life and what we’ve created. So…. what you can you acknowledge yourself for over the past year? To what extent did

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Welcome

Hello, and welcome to my blog. This is the first time I’ve written a blog. I feel excited with that fluttery sense of butterflies in my tummy. D’you know what I mean? I’ve never had any (conscious) ambition to be a writer. Two years ago

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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 –

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

Crossing the Line

A few days ago, I met up with a long-time friend from the UK who was passing through Hong Kong. After catching up on family news, we talked about events in Europe, Paris in particular, the attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo, the satirical

Read More

Endings and New Beginnings

Spending time at home in Scotland this Christmas I saw the starkness of winter countryside and felt the coldness of winter. Wrapped up in many layers, I enjoyed the crispness in the air. Such a contrast to Hong Kong. Symbolically, winter is seen as a

Read More

Such a little thing

A few months ago, I flipped over my flip-flops – don’t ask what I was doing at the time! This could have been funny had it not been that I managed to incur a deep gash to my big toe. I remember wondering whether I

Read More

Acceptance

One of the most challenging aspects of my personal growth work has been acceptance. And, it is what has given me my greatest gifts. Acceptance brings grace. Acceptance of self makes it easier to accept others. Acceptance of all that is brings peace into our

Read More

Value

As Christmas and the end of the year approach, it’s great to take time to acknowledge, appreciate and celebrate what we love about our life and what we’ve created. So…. what you can you acknowledge yourself for over the past year? To what extent did

Read More

Welcome

Hello, and welcome to my blog. This is the first time I’ve written a blog. I feel excited with that fluttery sense of butterflies in my tummy. D’you know what I mean? I’ve never had any (conscious) ambition to be a writer. Two years ago

Read More