Responsible (response-able)

The last blog was all about power, control and responsibility.

Which then got me thinking about that word ‘responsible’

Response able

Able to respond.

Doh…I’d not thought of it like that before.

  • So what does ‘being able to respond’ mean to you?

Able to respond to someone else.

Responding to someone else is different from … Read more


Do nice girls Hate?

I think I mentioned that in the summer I’d played the Transformation Game.  I played it to understand more about my relationship with someone, but what came up was Hate.

I’m capitalizing Hate because it felt like a villain who had arrived in my identity with no  introduction, invitation or desire.

I’ve never really felt … Read more


Maya Angelou, Barbara and Emile

Maya Angelou died today and I feel sad.

Barbara Mainwaring died a week ago and I feel sad.

Emile Van Dantzig died a couple of weeks ago and I feel sad.

I’m guessing you will know Maya Angelou, but you might not know Emile or Barbara.  So let me tell you a bit about them.… Read more


Listening

When you listen to someone, how much of it do you remember? Give me a percentage?

20%, 50%, 100%?

“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”
Ernest Hemingway

I’ve been on training courses for the Cardiff University recently and we were revising coaching skills.

In the first two years of a romantic … Read more


Truth in Turkey

I actually still feel rested after our late arrival back from Turkey last week in spite of being back to early mornings and children who don’t want to be out of bed in time for school.  The 16  loads of washing (OK, I exaggerate; but only slightly) are done and the cases are stored under … Read more


People Circles

Hello from week one of Family Fortnight at Holistic Holiday Center Kalikalos.

So far we’ve shared coaching, Biodanza, Capoeira, beaches, waves,sun, singing, meditation, yoga, cooking, washing up, beers and Tavernas.

More importantly we have shared Being. Being together, being parents, being kids, being present, being heard, being cared for, being ourselves.

One of … Read more


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