Blogs tagged with "Change":

Burnout Makes Us Feel Hapless, Hopeless and Helpless

Burnout Makes Us Feel Hapless, Hopeless and Helpless

We all have moments in our lives when we feel a little at sea and as though we have lost our way. When we feel as though we are bobbing around; isolated, lonely and afraid. When we question many of our life choices: work, love, friendships… Like a boat in a storm. We don’t know where we are going...

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Sunday Night Blues

Sunday Night Blues

You’ve had a wonderful holiday. Resting, relaxing and being in the moment. No worrying about the report that is due, the presentation you need to make at the next meeting, the conversation with your hated boss/client/colleague that you have to have. No work worries at all. But, now, the party is...

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Express Yourself

Express Yourself

Burnout is a horrible, debilitating condition that we need to understand better so we can manage and prevent it better. Not just the physical manifestations of it, but the thoughts, beliefs and behaviours that give rise to it. I am often asked why people get burnout. There are countless factors that...

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Nature and Healing

Nature and Healing

My mentors at the Sagefire Institute, Michael and Lynn Trotta, once shared a story with me about the Bushpeople of the Kalahari... They are one of the oldest surviving cultures on the planet, well known for their profound connection to the land and their intimate knowledge of the natural world. ...

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Life Lessons* From Plumbing

Last week there was a burst pipe near my home and we had no water for almost 24 hours. There were lots of life lessons to be learned throughout that day: appreciate what you have when you have it, be grateful for being part of the privileged few who usually have round the clock access to clean water...

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Acceptance

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. ~ The Serenity Prayer   Most of us are not short of courage or of wisdom. We are brave and wise beyond our years, and always have been. We have fought...

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Valentine’s Day Blues

The sight of Valentine’s Day paraphernalia in shops can be a little depressing.  The in-your-faceness of all that enforced romance is hard enough for people who have an ‘other half’ (be that half better, worse or indifferent). But for people who are not-so-happily unattached, all that stuff is...

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Act Out Your Frustrations

A new year can bring with it feelings of despair. After a good holiday spent with people we love, doing the things that we love, we often come back to reality with a little bump. The bump of sameness and stuck-ness. Of boredom and being-back-on-the-hamster-wheel. Of “is this all there is to life?” It...

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E is for…

…Ebb and Flow Like the sea, life is an endless cycle of tides coming in and going out. All aspects of our lives – relationships, work, money, health, growth, - go through cycles of good and bad. When we can see that life is one big cycle of change, with countless smaller cycles within that,...

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What We Resist, Persists

The paradoxical theory of change is an idea from Gestalt therapy that argues that the harder we try to be different, the more we remain the same – the “what we resist persists” idea that Martha Beck teaches her coaches.  It is only when we are able to accept and make peace with what really is...

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Change What You Can

There are many things in life that we can change. The clothes we wear. The colour of our hair. The people we spend time with.  The things we spend time and money on.  The way we think about and respond to events… And then there are the many things that we cannot change. The weather.  The...

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