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When we step away from the established path, or usual ways of behaviour, (or European Unions) we open ourselves up for something new.
In choosing change we give ourselves opportunity for growth. And growth requires this funny kind of stretching. (Stretching in an upwards direction).Read More
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I used to feel disheartened with my teachers when I would show them my work and they said: "Great, but can you do this and make it even better?"
And I would look at them and think:
“I’ve put all my effort into this and you’re wanting MORE?"Read More
Reading is up there on my list of favourite activities...particularly reading in the sunshine or curled up on a huge squishy sofa for an afternoon of solitude.
Through the last few years I've been supported through the wisdom and encouragement of those who have gone before and learnt how to step out and commit to my own journey.Read More
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I did hundreds and hundreds of exercises, read very many books and spent years changing careers before creating the vision of what I wanted.
There are two major sticking points in a person’s quest to finding work they love.
The first is working out what you want. (Over and over people tell me what they DON’T want, but you have to turn that on its head and get specific).Read More
When we want to make changes in our lives, be they big or small, one practice has made that has got me noticing is that so much depends on what you say. Not just what you say to other people, but also to yourself.Read More
A few weeks ago, I wrote about meditation and how if I could only have one thing to take into 2014, that would be it.
You might say: 'Claire, what do you mean? Don’t you want to take what you’d learnt from this year, the changes you’ve made, the lessons you don’t want to repeat?' Well, yes. And mediation is something I can use to put me in touch with all those things.Read More
Time, that slippery eel, which drags itself through flights, nonchalantly strolls through French lessons, yet whistles through an hour with a good book. That's if you're me of course. You will have a different list of disagreements with time. It will always get the better of us.Read More