Collective growth

Are your emotions my responsibility?

For some reason, I’ve held a belief for years that I am responsible for other peoples emotions. I have been called a ‘charmer’ in the past because I have developed an ability to decipher where someone is at emotionally, and then respond and react in ways that help them to relax and …

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To fail is to be truly alive

I can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve failed at things. Jobs coming to an end in disappointing burnt out ways, multiple challenges around cash flow and finances, things braking, fall outs, almost-won but then not won pieces of work, failed attempts to get really fit and healthy… The list goes …

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The Power of Dynamic Relationships

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes a powerful relationship. And by relationship I mean any kind of relationship – friendships, work colleagues, family, partnership. I’ve been thinking about what happens within a relationship when people don’t fully say how they feel or what they think. Gabor Maté says ‘trauma …

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Rest is a Basic Need

I came across this quote recently: ‘I had a therapist who once told me “If you don’t schedule a break, your body will take one for you. And it probably won’t be a convenient time.”’ Sara Shonfeld It resonated, and reminded me of Dr Brené Brown’s concept of ‘stockpiling’ and Gabor Maté’s book ‘When the …

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