2 Trees – the nature of relationships

P and I were talking….about the nature of relationships…your average Sunday conversation.

He used the metaphor of 2 trees standing side by side but apart which reminded me of what Kahil Gibran says in ‘The Prophet’:

Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your

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Chunking

This is a blog to thank Susan for reminding me of what I knew and had forgotten – doh!

Chunking.

Chunking is a concept from Neuro Linguistic Programming to help us get things done.

Chunking up is when we make the job, challenge, concept or task bigger by combing it or exaggerating it in order … Read more


Independence, compromise and collaboration

Spring has come which is why the rainbows are visiting our early morning wall paper..beautiful.

I don’t know if you have this in your relationships, especially with your significant others, but we seem to struggle with getting the balance right between what each of individually needs and what the group called ‘family’ needs.

When we … Read more


Women and Divorce

I’m in the middle of writing my next book which is about how to make the best of the end of a relationship whether it is ending through divorce, separation or bereavement (they are more similar than you might think).

As you know, I’m divorced and I know lots of people who are also divorced.  … Read more


Direct Connection To Make You Happy

We’ve been in Barmouth this weekend for a last glimpse of sun and sea before winter settles in.

We were lucky enough to happen upon some sheep dog trials.  A muddy field, landrovers, men in wellies and tweed caps and of course border collies.

The teams of men and dog had 7 minutes to herd … 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


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