How to show up and be yourself

I love the quote of Oscar Wilde: Be yourself, everyone else is already taken. A friend described she was tired of holding herself back. She felt most of the time she was trying to please others, putting herself down, was afraid of failing. As a result, she felt she...

9 Lessons from our dog

I was never what one calls a ‘dog person’. I love cats. Having been bitten by a dog as a child, which I am sure was an accident, I was always afraid of dogs. When our pup came into our lives, things changed. Though I am still not comfortable with all dogs, I look at...

The bold request

I recently attended an advanced coaching workshop in London focussing on the mindset required to make important shifts in life. The training was mostly experiential so involved numerous exercises – some fun, others less because they took us out of our comfort zones....

Lessons on a leash

Our puppy Karu continues giving me fabulous insights into life.  Although, still very much a puppy, he is growing fast. A couple of weeks ago, he taught me something about visions, action plans, engagement, and perseverance. When we got Karu, back in October, I had...

Lessons on Life from our Puppy

After two years of deliberation, a month ago, we finally decided to give in to our son’s wish for a dog. A puppy, actually. I admit to being more of a cat person. Also, to saying that I would never have a dog because I am frightened of them. I was bitten as a child...

Reset the button!

End of summer is special. Whether you travel or not during summer, this time of year has a different rhythm, light and activity, a different mood altogether. The end of this special time deserves attention. Living at an offbeat pace allows you to reconnect with others...