What is Compassion?

I was reading Daring Greatly by Brene Brown yesterday (I finished it yesterday and started on Braving the Wilderness last night). As you may  have realised I am a little bit obsessed with this lady. I have completely connected with what she says. It makes complete sense to me. I keep kicking myself that it has taken me soContinue reading “What is Compassion?”

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It’s OK to Lead with Compassion

When I started as a Student Nurse 29 years ago, my warmth, compassion and empathy were applauded, even considered a strength. I was not the most technically capable student, my written work was not the best, and I often just did enough. My interpersonal skills however were my strength. I naturally put myself alongside myContinue reading “It’s OK to Lead with Compassion”

Connected Organisation

Yesterday I told you about my new coaching program, Connected Living. The concept of Connected living came from an idea I had a few months ago entitled The Connected Organisation. Essentially the concept is the same, you first start with the individual and once the individual (the leader) is able to connect with themselves, thenContinue reading “Connected Organisation”

Is your ladder of success up against the right wall?

I was minded to think about my anxieties this morning. An old friend, posed a question on social media asking for advice on any techniques for reducing anxiety. The response he got was overwhelmingly supportive, with many of his friends jumping to his support, and advising him on what had worked for them. They immediatelyContinue reading “Is your ladder of success up against the right wall?”

Vulnerability

If you follow my Facebook you will have noticed I have been posting about being vulnerable and what might prevent us from taking a risk (making us vulnerable). As you may have guessed I am reading a new book. I discovered Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, and what a revelation it has been. I haveContinue reading “Vulnerability”

Music on my commute to and from work

It’s been a while since I shared a playlist. I am not sure if anyone listens to them, but I really enjoy putting them together. With it being Mental Health Awareness week it is important to remind ourselves to give some attention to our mental health. One suggestion is to do something everyday that youContinue reading “Music on my commute to and from work”

A walk up Snowdon

Last weekend , I met up with a few of my old school friends, and we went for a walk up Snowdon, as you do! Now normally we meet up in a pub in Chester, have a meal, reminisce and get hammered. Not all of us manage to get to these sessions and even whenContinue reading “A walk up Snowdon”

A bit of escapism

I Love to daydream. It takes me to a happy place, when I am feeling a little fed up. Most days foggy makes an appearance as I have mentioned before. That on the whole is fine, I have come to accept him and his negativity, he is me after all. Some days the things heContinue reading “A bit of escapism”

Memories of my School Days

In a couple weeks I am meeting up with some friends from school. We try to meet up at least once a year. It’s wonderful to have that connection with the past, and also our or present and future. We normally meet up in a pub in Chester, have a meal, then sit round gettingContinue reading “Memories of my School Days”

Have a Hug on Me

Everybody needs a hug, some of us more often than others. The restorative powers of a good heartfelt hug are amazing. If you are feeling out of sorts or mentally and physically drained, a proper hug will leave with a spring in your step and a song in your heart. A hug reminds you thatContinue reading “Have a Hug on Me”