Confidence and self esteem can come and go. It is never constant, circumstances change as you meet new challenges.
Grow your confidence
I was very struck with this book jacket when I saw it at the recently opened Basquiat Exhibition at Tate Modern. Too many people live their life in fear. So whatis holding you back? Is it issues with confidence and self esteem. Continue reading
Christmas is pretty much over and now we are on to New Year’s Eve and looking towards 2015.
Take a few minutes to think back on your Christmas. For some it is great fun, being among family, the excitement of decoration and presents. For others it is something to be tolerated for the shortest possible time and then back to their normal life and friends. Or we just find our relatives irritating when closeted with them for too much time. Continue reading
Christmas card friends
Last weekend I started to send out my Christmas cards. And I began in a bit of a humph. Why am I sending cards to these people who I haven’t seen for years on end? Writing them out, giving a bit of news, putting them in an envelope, buying a stamp, posting them off. Continue reading
Change with confidence
This season is changing slowly. And then suddenly the right conditions occur and change happens quickly, leaves fall, temperatures fall and we’re into winter.
This year the seasons have been slow to change. The leaves are still reluctantly turning yellow; some trees are only just starting to think about it; others have done what they are meant to do and are now stripped bare, showing off their winter profile. Continue reading
New year. New year plans. Who or what are we going to be / do / achieve in 2014?
It is that time for New Year resolutions. However much people say I don’t bother making them, inevitably thoughts turn towards the future. However good it was, we always want to achieve something more, something different.
More laughter, more fun, more success. Continue reading
The way you are
It occurred to me when I was in London last week and seeing all the Christmas razmatazz going on that everything was a little early. It was only November. It felt as if Christmas was just around the corner. Well, it is. But I actually think and see it around several corners. And, perhaps, that way of thinking, is the difference between deciding why I do things the way I do. Continue reading
As if …. I am confident As if …. I am happy
I was recently reading an article in the Observer where Dawn French was talking about confidence. And the lack of it. We all go through those moments from time to time; feeling confident on one occasion and confidence crashes on another. It happens particularly in those times when we are doing something different, something we haven’t done before, meeting a room full of people we don’t know. Continue reading
Celebrate Talking and Listening
There are a few things I’ve been thinking about recently. Talking and Listening. Simple things. And I love the simple things of life. So I am saddened that neither things are happening quite in the way that they used to. Technology has taken over and picking up the phone seems somehow outdated, people don’t do it any longer. Texts can ping pong back and forth and sometimes it is simply easier to talk. Continue reading
We are all fearful from time to time. Can I do it? Will I make a fool of myself? Will I fail? Will I let someone down?
Can you think of a time when you were really fearful? I remember as a child running down our dark driveway to the house. I focussed on the outside light that my mother had left on and ran fit to burst towards that light, thinking some Thing was out to get me. But each and every time I ran past through that fear and made it home. Continue reading