About eight years ago I was sitting at my desk thinking of all the things I needed to do while I was following links to TED talks etc etc hoping somewhere the inspiration or motivation would come. I came across Steve Jobs’ commencement speech at Stanford University. “You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” Oh my … [Read more...] about How Did I Get Here!
I used to be scared of dying. I guess this is not uncommon but the reason it scared me ruled my life for a long time. It caused anxiety, panic attacks and I believe the OCD I experienced for many years. I was scared because I wondered what happened when we die, and in wondering that I activated my imagination. I had heard that if I was good, I would go to heaven. But then what? No one really knew beyond that. Besides being terrified of … [Read more...] about How My Imagination Nearly Ruined My Life AND How To Make Sure Yours Doesn’t Do The Same!
This week I complete the first ‘Be Unreal’ program in a primary school. It has been such an enjoyable and interesting experience and I think I have learnt as much from the children as they have from me. This week we all learned about where our feelings and emotions are located. During the lesson this week I did an impromptu experiment as we were talking about feeling brave. I asked the children to close their eyes and imagine what it would … [Read more...] about Feelings and emotions are stored in different parts of the body.
While you are reading this I am racing my kids down the ski slopes in hopefully beautiful springtime weather. I’m loving the world of online automation that allows me to connect with you and my family at the same time. Leading up to our short trip away I got to experience again the benefits of “The Sliding Doors Technique” as my 7-year-old accidently experienced how far he has come, highlighting again how powerful this technique is. I was … [Read more...] about I forgot I don’t have anxiety anymore.
I have heard a lot of people using the phrase “This is a first world problem” as a pre-frame to seeking help, advice or an ear. I found myself using the phrase once or twice too and I wondered, “What are we trying to say, what does this mean?” Are we saying, “I realize I’m privileged to have this problem and I am grateful for it”… “I know I am selfish for making this a problem but it still is a problem and I want your help”? As I was writing … [Read more...] about Is this a First World Problem?