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Surviving Isolation

Surviving Isolation

First, let’s get really clear about where we are at – we each have different experiences of lockdown and of social distancing depending on our circumstances, our jobs, our families and the degree of isolation we are feeling. To move forward we have to accept and, more...

Don’t be like Pandora!

Don’t be like Pandora!

Like many good myths and stories, Pandora’s Box has iterated over time – if I had a pound for every inspirational speaker I’ve heard say ‘and the last thing out of Pandora’s box was hope’ I’d be doing very well. For hope to prevail, you have to suspend your fear long...

Reduce Your Anxiety By Helping Others

Reduce Your Anxiety By Helping Others

Reduce Your Anxiety By Helping Others Lynda HoltAt the risk of stating the obvious, we live in scary times – whatever your background, your job, your politics - this affects you. I’m seeing a complete contrast between my small business client, many of whom have seen...

The antidote to uncertainty

The antidote to uncertainty

When thinking about this week’s blog I had a wee debate with myself - do I address the elephant in the room for many of us, or do I carry on with my planned neuroscience and connection theme. The reality is these are uncertain times.  Whether you are worried...

Are you aware of your allergies?

Are you aware of your allergies?

Seriously – food allergies, medicines we’re on it aren’t we? Whether it’s life threatening, causes mildly inconvenient symptoms or anything in between, it’s a physical trigger causing a physical reaction and we pay attention to it. We know what we are allergic to, we...

Why being ‘shriven’ is good for you

Why being ‘shriven’ is good for you

No idea what I’m talking about? I bet you’ve eaten a pancake or two in your time. Maybe enjoyed a pancake race, or tossing ritual? Being shriven is to be absolved of your sins – it’s an Anglo-Saxon Christian ritual where on Shrove Tuesday, 47 days before Easter...

Ego: the creator or destroyer of connection?

Ego: the creator or destroyer of connection?

I am constantly fascinated by narrative, language and storytelling, as they are key to the reality we create for ourselves – even when we are not the originator of the narrative. Our narrative frames possibility, both creating and limiting our potential to live our...

Love is all there is

Love is all there is

Depending on how loved up, romantic or cynical you are, Valentine’s Day will hold differing levels of significance for you. One thing is for sure, the increasing levels of commercialism around it make it hard to ignore – from cards, to gifts, to restaurants, your...

Where are you in your business lifecycle?

Where are you in your business lifecycle?

There are a lot of great, well researched, business life cycle models available and this blog is not aiming to usurp them. My simple analogy is to demonstrate the importance of staying connected. I’ve built my business on three core values courage, connection and...