How to Get Unstuck & Back into Flow

This morning I sat down at the computer to write this tip and I felt completely blocked.  Everything I tried felt wrong.  Either I sat staring at the screen with absolutely no inspiration or, when I did write something, it sounded trite, clichéd and naff.  Nothing was flowing.  Even worse, when I did finally get a few words down that I was relatively happy with my system went down and I lost everything I’d written!  I felt thoroughly down-hearted and fed up. So rather than continuing to bang my head against the proverbial brick wall, I switched everything off and … Continue reading

3 Ways to Boost Your Energy

I’m writing this tip just after the Spring Equinox and a glance at the natural world will tell you that spring has arrived at last. Gardens, trees and hedgerows have suddenly erupted with energy and growth. It feels wonderful — and a huge relief after such an interminably long, dreary and waterlogged winter! With the longer days bringing some warmth and sunshine we’re naturally inclined to feel more positive and energetic at this time of year.  But if you’re still feeling a little sluggish or stuck, here are a few ideas for boosting your energy and getting things flowing again: … Continue reading

Lessons from Ground Zero

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”  (Chinese Proverb) To coincide with the anniversary of 9/11 there have been lots of programmes on TV focusing on the attack on the Twin Towers. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve seen the footage somehow it remains as shocking as it was on the day it happened. As well as the human tragedy and loss, I was struck by the complete and utter devastation left by the buildings’ collapse and the monumental task of having to clear the site. Just like the Chinese proverb above, those who … Continue reading

Declutter Your Life

Something very strange has been happening to me recently. I'm to be found at all hours of the day and night ferreting around in my office, rifling through filing cabinets, shelves and drawers and surrounded by ever increasing numbers of bin bags. Yes — the seasonal Decluttering Bug has taken hold. I haven't made a conscious decision to do this — it's as if something is happening on a subliminal level and I suddenly feel compelled to have a massive clear out. I'm sure it's no coincidence that this is the week of the Spring Equinox and that the coming … Continue reading