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Yearly Archives: 2018

14 Sep

How many pickled onions is too many?

I had brought a jar of pickled onions on impulse at my local farm shop. I hadn’t had them for ages and there they were just sitting on the counter waiting for me to buy them. And I had some wonderful black bomber cheddar in the fridge which I knew they would complement beautifully. As I finished the 5th pickled onion I found myself thinking – “I wonder how many pickled onion is too many to eat in one go?” Which leads me to pondering – how do we know when something is too much? Or indeed not enough? What…..

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1 Mar

The Wrong Hand

Have you ever tried to do something using the wrong hand? I have been using the Action for Happiness – Happy New Year Calendar since the beginning of the year.  January 4th suggested I did something kind for myself – so I booked myself a back massage.  My therapist spotted that the muscles on the left side of my back were much more developed than the right.  Upon questioning me, she was concerned that I was using my right hand pretty much exclusively to muck out the horses and to poo pick the fields. The next day I decided to…..

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1 Mar

Cultivating an Attitude of Curiosity

I want you to like me but I don’t like you!” This was the basic dichotomy my coaching client presented me with. He was having an interesting time with one of his colleagues.  As we explored what was happening in the relationship, he said “I don’t think he likes me very much” and when I questioned whether he liked him – he replied “no”.  We did manage to work through this and gain some great personal insights which lead to some different choices of behaviour and I am happy to report the relationship is now on a far better footing!…..

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