Tag Archives: approach

Still

It’s ten years ago,  I didn’t even realise until late tonight that it’s the anniversary. I remember rocking, my head banging against the wall, I recall the hysterical crying, the blurred vision and the noises in my head. I know … Continue reading

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Unconditional positive regard

On Sunday evening whilst you were tucked up in bed I was finishing a course I’ve helped deliver in California. There have been 3 modules of 5 days and with this commitment of time also comes the chance to really … Continue reading

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Traction

  I raced down the hill trying to stay close to Jo’s back wheel. He’s fast, far faster than me but also kind enough to drop back and help me slipstream him┬áto join the others because he knew that I … Continue reading

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Acceptance

As Easter Mondays go it was one of the more inspiring and enlightening. In truth I hadn’t noticed the day when I booked the tickets. Something that a number of us must have been guilty of, including our host Dara … Continue reading

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Wait and see

I’m glad that the NHS generally still refers to me as a patient. True, every once in a while I’m a “service user” and I “access care” for my mental health but when it comes to my knee injury they … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed

It’s been a tough couple of weeks inside my head. Regular readers will know that I’ve started a course of therapy to help me better deal with the challenges around my mental health and I’ll be honest, it’s not been … Continue reading

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Seven spaces

Almost 2,500 years ago Confucius wrote a text known as The Great Learning. In it he talks about what it takes to be a leader. The central theme is that a great leader must understand themselves first before attempting to … Continue reading

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Emptying my pocket

Monday saw me at a loose end. My therapist had to cancel and I was left with a hole in the middle of my carefully crafted morning. Rather than waste the time I decided to use it for some reflection, … Continue reading

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Hide and seek

Last week I was involved in a twitter conversation with Andy Lancaster and Julie Drybrough. It had been sparked by Andy using specially made board games (super sized) to inject some fun in to the induction process. The conversation soon … Continue reading

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The calm before…

It’s been an eventful day, England won the first Ashes test, Chris Froome accelerated away from his rivals in the Tour de France to win on the summit of Mont Ventoux and yet I sit quietly, unusually passive in the … Continue reading

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