New Insights: Being a People Pleaser

Be honest. Are you a people pleaser? There’s no reason to be shy in owning up to this practice as you would be one among very many. And as we all know people pleasers are just the nicest of people. They will go out of their way to help – or meet what they perceive to be the demands or requirements – of others and to say what they think others would like to hear. Viewed from the perspective of those whom they seek to … Continue reading

New Insights: Let Go of the Control Freak

It’s mid January … and at about this time you may be feeling that the warm glow of the holiday season is rapidly wearing off and you’re beginning to settle back into that dreaded ‘business as usual’ routine – some call it a rut! During breaks, life typically takes on more of a ‘freeform’ nature than at other times. You get the chance to relax, drop your guard and reflect on who you are, where you’re at, where you want to be and and what … Continue reading

New Insights: This Year, Make it Happen!

It seems like just a few days ago that I was writing a brief review of 2016 and looking forward to a few weeks break. And now, here we are, well into a brand new year! Well, they say time flies while you’re having fun! How true. Welcome to another year and one in which I hope some of the dreams you have for yourself and your loved ones will be fulfilled. “Don’t just wish; be passionate about what you wish to see happen. Rise … Continue reading

2016 – A Time of Change

This will be the last Life Coaching Insights Blog Post for 2016 as I join many of you esteemed readers in taking a well deserved break for a few weeks! As the year draws to a close there will surely be no lack of pronouncements by the various media on how it, and the various events that characterised it, stacked up in importance to – and affect on – the human race. Here’s how I see it: “The new year will be like the old … Continue reading

A Defining Moment

A defining moment is, as the term infers, an event of such importance in your life, that it literally defines or re-defines who you are and what you stand for! Such a moment or event can be looked at as a fundamental milestone in your development as it causes you to change your attitude or outlook and has the capacity to propel your life in a new direction. It was surprisingly late in life when I first came to terms with the idea of a … Continue reading

Times Are Changing

Mainstream media would have had us believe that although the Brexit vote would be close, there was little doubt that, come the 23rd June, the British would opt for the ‘safe’ option and choose to stay in the European Union. Likewise, we were assured that in the US, despite Donald Trump’s unlikely success in the race for the Republican party nomination, he – painted by most media as little more than a buffoon – would stand little chance against the ‘safe pair of hands’, Hillary … Continue reading

New Insights: The Comparison Trap

We are all totally unique individuals. Even though more than seven billion of us coexist on the planet, no two people are identical. And even if it were possible to create two genetically identical human beings, they would develop unique characters in response to the unique environment, upbringing and events that they would be exposed to throughout their lives. You might think that because of this, we humans would relish our unique identities and life tracks and be not only tolerant but appreciative and graciously … Continue reading

New Insights: Heal Yourself – The Vagus Nerve

One of the most fascinating niches that some life coaches choose to work in is that of health and wellness. There is a great contribution to be made purely through improving clients’ levels of self awareness about how brilliant our bodies are at healing themselves … with a little understanding and application on our parts. One of the downsides of the frenetic lives that we live in today’s world is the impact on our health. Ironically, while the treatment of various medical conditions is improving … Continue reading

The Purpose of Life

On our Facebook page we proudly proclaim support for Robert Byrne’s classic uttering: “The purpose of life is a life of purpose”. It’s such a lovely phrase, simple, yet rich in meaning. After all what can be more meaningful that living a life of purpose? But, if you have no idea what your purpose in life is (and, believe it or not, that is true for most) then you may find the statement to be somewhat confusing and frustrating. It may therefore help to look … Continue reading

New Insights: A Celebration of Life

This week my darling wife, Jenni, has gifted me a rare break from writing our regular Life Coaching Insights Blog post. Truth is, she’s probably feeling sorry for me given my advanced years (she’s given the game away below!) Anyway, I’m sure you’ll find reading what she has to say a breath of fresh air. Do enjoy it! “You have to stay in shape. My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven today and we don’t know where the … Continue reading