Posted on 10 July 2017 at 3:13 pm.
When bad stuff happens there are ripples. Ripples beyond the specific circumstances to even those hardly involved. Who can not have been moved by the Grenfell Tower tragedy?
When bad stuff happens we look for explanations. We want to understand how it happened, why it happened, why to me, why now, what could have stopped …
Posted on 7 May 2016 at 5:40 am.
The last few weeks have been strange, I have put myself willing in situations where I have felt vulnerable.
I went on a gestalt course on how to work with sex addicts and their partners and then I was at the
Barefoot Coaching Spring Conference last week where the opening session was lead by John … Read more
Posted on 23 April 2016 at 5:01 am.
P and I were talking….about the nature of relationships…your average Sunday conversation.
He used the metaphor of 2 trees standing side by side but apart which reminded me of what
Kahil Gibran says in ‘The Prophet’: Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your
Posted on 16 April 2016 at 8:40 pm.
Do you ever feel alone?
We were away over Easter and there were times when I felt really alone.
We usually go on holiday with other people and I love having the choice to be alone or with others. This time it was just us. The kids had each other and most of the time …
Posted on 30 January 2015 at 9:36 pm.
The other Saturday night we watched
Lost Land of the Volcano on BBC which showed Steve Backshall, Gordon Buchanan, a giant rat (as big as a cat) and a cuscus (a tree climbing marsupial)l in a crater of an extinct volcano in New Guinea.
The cuscus was first ever seen on camera by Buchanan and …
acceptance, appreciation, awareness, Buchanan, Classical Conditioning, connection, cuscus, evolution, fear, fearless, giant rat, heights, LIttle Albert Experiment, love, phobia, Seligman, snakes, spiders, Steve Backshall, trust, water, Watson
Posted on 17 December 2014 at 7:11 am.
What are you talking about?
Partner and I have been arguing about talking.
His work is all about information, accuracy and being precise (he calls this ‘being right’). He’s used to getting and giving information and when he asks questions to do with work they are to elicit a very specific type of information.
activity, authentic, conditional, connection, Eric Berne, feelings, Games, intimacy, pastimes, pastiming, ritual, Sharing, Strokes, support, talk, talking, Time Structuring, Transactional Analysis, unconditional, want, withdrawal
Posted on 22 November 2014 at 8:42 pm.
We have more than enough stuff
Remember that song:
More More More (or am I showing my age here? The video is so 70s it will make you laugh and cringe)
One of the pieces of feedback I got from the blog about contentment was how easy it is to keep looking for more, rather …
appreciation, bankrupcy, children, connection, death, depression, depth, divorce, kids, life, love, more, people, place, stress, want, wanting
Posted on 27 September 2014 at 8:54 pm.
We’ve been in Barmouth this weekend for a last glimpse of sun and sea before winter settles in.
We were lucky enough to happen upon some sheep dog trials. A muddy field, landrovers, men in wellies and tweed caps and of course border collies.
Our sheep dog
The teams of men and dog had 7 …