The Fool

The Fool in tarot generally is considered a New beginning something which requires a leap of faith and childlike optimism . How many times perhaps have you failed to take the opportunities that came up because you were too scared to take the chance or because you lacked the self confidence to try. After theContinue reading “The Fool”

Taking control of Fate.

“I have noticed that even people, who claim everything is predetermined and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.” Steven Hawking Isn’t it funny how we can all too often decide to abdicate our own responsibility, our own power to change things and hand it over to Fate?Continue reading “Taking control of Fate.”

A different View

    A short time ago I decided to push myself out of my comfort zone and took on something new, well new to me, Instagram. I was very apprehensive about posting pictures publically and feared getting daft or cheeky comments .Such a silly thing to be bothered about really, as what it would matterContinue reading “A different View”

A time to Change

    “Change isn’t easy…. changing the way you live means changing what you believe about life. That’s hard…When we make our own misery, we sometimes cling to it even when we want so bad to change because the misery is something we know. The misery is comfortable.” Dean Koontz It is unfortunately very trueContinue reading “A time to Change”

Pick yourself up.Dust yourself down and start all over again.

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. Henry Ford. It is impossible to get it right every time and yet we all seem to fear failure so much that it stops us trying to reach for more. We can restrict ourselves to living what we may consider to be aContinue reading “Pick yourself up.Dust yourself down and start all over again.”

Its not always personal

Since others have to tolerate my weaknesses, it is only fair that I should tolerate theirs. William Allen White I wish I had read this quote when I was assisting on a course in Glasgow a few years ago. The course was being held in a Glasgow hotel. Every day when I went in theContinue reading “Its not always personal”

How to win friends and Influence yourself

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is theContinue reading “How to win friends and Influence yourself”

We are not all Doomed

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength. Charles Spurgeon. I find that nowadays it is easy for a normally rational person to become anxious and irrational in minutes just by watching the news, reading an article or even simply reading the possible side effects of bog standardContinue reading “We are not all Doomed”

Strategic Dreams

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from pain and treasure the most precious gift I have-life itself. Walter Anderson It is crucial toContinue reading “Strategic Dreams”

The underpants in the hire van.

It was my mother’s 80th birthday recently and we went out for a family meal. We are lucky enough to be close and have had many happy family holidays together. As the evening progressed we were laughing and talking about some of our earlier memories, childhood, holidays, school etc. and as we each recounted talesContinue reading “The underpants in the hire van.”