Restorative powers of exercise

Since completing the 50km challenge in Movember I have done very little exercise. I have noticed that this has had a detrimental effect on my mental health. My resilience had been much reduced. Foggy has become a regular companion on my commute to work and he has hung about filling my heads with negative thoughts.Continue reading “Restorative powers of exercise”

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Do you really want to make that resolution count?

A week in to the New Year, if you embarked on a resolution, how is it going? If it is not going well, don’t feel bad, you are not a failure. Don’t feel rushed into making a change in your life just because it is the start of a new year. You can make yourContinue reading “Do you really want to make that resolution count?”

A Week of Coaching Old Friends

It has been a funny old week at work. It was another short working week, with New Years Day being on Monday. By Tuesday though it was as if the Christmas holiday had never happened. That was probably because for me and many others at best Christmas was just two long weekends. So it wasContinue reading “A Week of Coaching Old Friends”

A brief look back at 2017 then full speed into 2018

New Year’s Day is a reflective day. Normally down to the over indulgence of the night before. I was a good boy this year and only had a few drinks, in front of the telly. Saying that I went for a run this morning and still felt the effects of a week of over eatingContinue reading “A brief look back at 2017 then full speed into 2018”

Coaching Conversations, and Christmas Jumpers

This week has seen my second week learning to juggle being a Teacher Practitioner and Coaching Lead. I wouldn’t say it is any easier, in fact it may actually be getting harder, however as I relax, I am enjoying the challenge more each day. So after a busy weekend taking in the latest projections onContinue reading “Coaching Conversations, and Christmas Jumpers”

My Album of The Year

As you all know from my blogs music plays an important part in my life. I take music with me wherever I go. Whether that be on my run, on the way to work, in my office and in the seminar rooms just before teaching. Music can provide a narrative to what is going onContinue reading “My Album of The Year”

What does coaching offer?

Before I trained to be a coach I had no idea what a coach was outside of sports coaching. I am not surprised then that most people really don’t have a clue what coaching really is. As I have coached more and more I find it easier to articulate what coaching is, and what itContinue reading “What does coaching offer?”

My Motivational Playlist

As I have mentioned in previous posts, music plays an important part in my life and how I motivate myself. This is all the more important when I am running. I am not exactly a natural runner, my default position is most definitely seated therefore it is always a challenge, and as someone once saidContinue reading “My Motivational Playlist”

Feeling a bit meh?

Well that title sort of sums up my week really. Not exactly miserable, but not motivated enough really to do anything. From a health and fitness point of view nothing seems to be working fast enough for me this week. I am not really losing any weight and I don’t feel any fitter really. AsContinue reading “Feeling a bit meh?”

Is social media getting you down?

Social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are wonderful, for sharing what you are doing with your friends, connecting with customers and keeping in contact with friends and family far afield. If we are doing something  exciting or different we love to put a picture on to let everyone know what that we areContinue reading “Is social media getting you down?”