Tuesday, 28 February 2012


It was another windy day recently and as I stood outside being buffeted around I wondered what it was that made all the noise.
I'm not a scientist ( pretty sure that statement won't leave you feeling faint with shock! ) but as the branches on the fir tree bent and flapped around and the bushes in the garden swayed frantically, I listened carefully to the sound of the wind rushing by.
Similarly when I'm cycling there is resistance as my body hits a head wind and makes me work much harder to go a distance that would be effortless if I put myself in a more aerodynamic position.
Often the "noise" (hassle) in life doesn't come from the object (person) we are faced with, but by the change in conditions around them......so just as the wind rushing over a smooth, flat piece of land wouldn't create much sound the same is true of someone who can become more "aerodynamic" or flexible to the ever changing dynamics of life.
We never really know what is happening in other peoples life, and the noise they make may just be as transient as a passing gale, so by staying flexible and grounded you need only baton down your hatches until the storm passes and you can appreciate the calm beauty that arrives soon after.
"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." - Jimmy Dean.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

From grumpy victim to graceful victor

We've all done it... heard ourselves bemoaning the fact that someone has done something to us, or taken us for granted. We feel hard done by, and are somehow catapulted back to a time when we were much younger and someone in school stole our favourite pencil! "It's not fair! It's not fair!"
I recently found myself feeling this way. I stomped around, wrote emails, made calls, rallied support from several friends, then thought, "STOP!"
I was using so much energy on finding a way to undo my sense of being wronged that in that chaotic state I'd slightly lost the plot!
When I went from racing around to being still - and I mean still - a lovely thing happened. I came home to find a large package from Amazon. I couldn't think what on earth I'd ordered, and when I opened it up I discovered that a friend had sent me 3 books by Robin Sharma (the guy who wrote "The monk who sold his Ferrari") WOW! Talk about perfect timing! What a great reminder of the lovely people in my life.
Those of you who know about the work I do know how passionate I am about it. I'm 3/4 of the way through the first of the three books and it has reminded me how lucky I am to have found what truly makes my heart sing!
I have been re-inspired! Thank you Karen!
Yesterday I spent a bit of time creating a new website which should go live next week, this will enable me to continue supporting my Reverse Therapy clients, while also reaching out to a whole new range of people, and that makes me so, so happy and grateful to be in this position.
"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself." - Harvey S. Firestone