What’s your thing? – Podcast with Gemma Hargreaves about paddling in the moonlight
I work with Gemma. She is good at her job. And quiet. She doesn’t brag about the fact that she gets up in the dark to paddle (kayak) along the canal in the dark, even when she is terrified.
I wanted to have a conversation with Gemma for my podcast because I find her inspiring.
A New Year Reflective Coaching Activity for you (and yours)
This is what I would have done had we been together…
All you need is a pen and paper.
You can do this as a group of friends or family or alone.
Don’t be scared to press pause, take your time, come back to it, do it over a number of days, ignore bits, do … Read more
The perfect Christmas card
Next year I need to make or find the perfect Christmas card.
One which doesn’t say
‘Have a fabulous New Year’.
Instead a card which says;
‘I’m thinking of you’…
I’m thinking of you because
I know this year,
have hard stuff in them,… Read more
That restless gnawing,
inability to settle.
Freeze has thawed into bubbling white water,
a torrent thrashing stones,
hurtling bleakly down into unknown.
wearing me away,
eroding all that is known,
shuddering to surface
from this restless chase;
to gush… Read more
Drawing a line – setting and accepting boundaries
It is cold, grey, damp and December.
I am standing in yard waving a whip at a woman I have only just met.
I am learning about boundaries…mine and hers.
She approaches from afar and stops when she sees something in me which would indicate uncertainty or discomfort. I don’t even notice that I have … Read more
What’s your thing? – Podcast episode – Michael Sclater – curing depression through love
When I moved from Kent to Wales I wanted to do some psychotherapy. A friend in Kent had recommended the CCPE in London where I loved the one day course I did in Archetypes, Alchemy and the Unconscious. At the end of the day I went to see if they had any therapists in Wales … Read more