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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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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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8 May

I want what you have

“You have got to come and see this” I call to my husband.  “Your cat – Astro is definitely his cat – has managed to ensconce himself in the cat basket.” Nothing too remarkable about that I hear you say.  Well it tweaked my fancy as the cat basket had been sitting on some boxes in the utility room for about 5 years and had never been used by either of our cats. When we were “adopted” by our friend’s cat “Brother”, he decided to use the cat basket. He snores gently in it most of the day and all…..

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8 May

In an Instant

In an instant we can fall in love, buy a new shirt and salivate at the smell of our favourite dish. We live in a world of instant gratification, snapchat and superfast broadband speeds.  We want everything now and, with interest free credit and buy-now-pay-later schemes, in many instances, we can have it now. And yet is this really how we human beings work (best)?  Is it really love at first sight? Or a compulsive urge to purchase that new shirt? Or some trigger in our nervous system that has us salivate at a smell? What actually happens in that…..

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8 May

Awesomeness on Demand

“OMG – this is amazing – I am soooooo excited – wow – look at us – we are awesome!!”  I shout. For the non-horsey amongst you I am absolutely sure you would perceive this to be a gross overreaction to 8 strides of an exquisite medium trot – in fact you probably don’t know what medium trot is – as opposed to any other kind of trot, and thinking about it, do you even know what a trot looks like compared to a walk or a canter?                        …..

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10 Sep

That Sense of Adventure

I nearly fell off Zodiac, my horse, laughing as my youngster Hookey Hoo insisted on exploring my neighbour’s courtyard and then her barn. Ella, who works with me, is a very accomplished horsewoman and yet she was being “taken” on an adventure not of her making!! This particular incident tickled me as it very unusual for a horse, who typically finds safety by being part of a herd, to choose to leave his friend and go off exploring. I am curious about what it is that inspires this sense of adventure in a pony so young, and delighted that he…..

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