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Leaning in rather than leaning out

When we want to create change in our lives it’s usually because something is causing us pain. We might want to lose weight and get in shape because we feel lethargic or heavy. Or we might want to leave our job because it isn’t the role it once was or we’re struggling …

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Creating Peace Inside and Out

We’ve been a bit quiet on the blog front lately, and that’s predominantly because I went away to Costa Rica to do an incredible course called The Rude Awakening. It was two weeks of personal development, sharing, connecting with others, exploring how we want to evolve, and working through any emotional wounds or …

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The Eight Rules of the School of Life

We’ve been pretty busy over here at Bird HQ lately so our weekly blogs have been, well, less than weekly. I have been fully embracing my imperfect self however, and gave myself permission to miss sending them out for the past two weeks. That certainly doesn’t mean that I have enjoyed not …

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Excuse me while I overthink this

I recently saw a badge that read: ‘Excuse me while I overthink this.’ It was excellent, and very funny because it resonated with me so much.  It is so important to think things through, to take the information and work through the ins and outs. HOWEVER, it’s so very easy to get …

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Using mindfulness as an antidote to worry

Wow what a scorcher – in some parts of the UK today it is 30 degrees – super warm for our normally cool and cloudy country. If you’re in it, I hope you’re enjoying it. So I came across this brilliant talk by Ruby Wax at the School of Life.  Ruby talks …

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You can’t lead without self-development

I believe every human is a potential leader. Taking ownership of who you are and how you show up to your life everyday is an act of leadership. By owning your story and your journey you are leading others, inspiring them to do the same and showing them that being in the …

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Woman, 40, stays on purpose and changes the world

I know I’m not the only person to have lived my entire life wanting to make a positive impact in the world. The thought of passively meandering through life without engaging, without being inquisitive to what’s around me, feels like non-living. Last night I watched a television programme where Dara O Briain …

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We are the real leaders

Brené Brown suggests that there are many people in leading positions who don’t actually know the first thing about good leadership. I know this, I have come across several such people in various places of past employment. Traditionally management has been mistaken for leadership. The idea that people can and should be …

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Meditation – the direct route to self acceptance

So a few posts back I talked about trying various self-development practices and feeding my thoughts back to my wonderful followers. On that note, this week I offer a reflection on meditation… I have been lucky enough to travel to many places in the world. I spent much of my late teens/early …

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