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Is there a way not to get caught in December frenzy?

a moment of stillness between my sister and a robin, Ireland 2017

This week, I’d watched an entire series of “The Crown” in two days, overeating alongside it, and the sh***y feeling I was trying to escape still didn’t go away.

Last night, it mercifully dissolved thanks to a little help from a friend.

It got me thinking about the uncomfortable feelings other sensitive people are experiencing in December.Read more »

When you are torn, feeling the pain of someone who’s asked for a lot

Yesterday I had a call from a dear friend who needed a little support feeling stuck between two unhappy choices.

A client of hers was feeling desperate and had made a request for something that would require her to bail them out from her own pocket.

And yet, she was unhappy at the thought of just saying “no” and abandoning someone in distress.
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Do you need to declutter but dread being told to throw stuff away?

The good news is that you don’t have to do anything that doesn’t work for you in order to declutter successfully but it’s understandable that people think so.

From years of “teacher knows best” attitudes in school and “boss knows best” cultures at work, people dread similar treatment from a decluttering guide.Read more »

What can you change in a day or two to reduce overwhelm EVERY day?

The other day, I was speaking to a woman who is starting her own business and feels worried about working from home because – by her own reckoning – the space is a mess.

When I asked her what she meant by “a mess”, she said that Read more »

When things aren’t happening and you’re drowning in self-judgement

Ouch, ouch, ouch.

Those moments are just “ouch”, aren’t they? When you’re thinking what it means about you that what’s dear to you is NOT happening.

I had a phase like that recently, to do with implementing what I learned on a heart-centred business course. It really got to me. Read more »