Time on Your Hands

(Originally posted: Springboard Consultancy 8/11/16) I can hardly believe it now but when I was a youngster, Sundays seemed slow and really boring. And that awful weekend in October when the clocks went back presented me with the longest Sunday in the year and how time seemed to drag. Not surprisingly my view of time […]
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Celebrate What’s Right With the World

Getting a different perspective It seems easy on a bright sunny afternoon in May to feel positive and optimistic about life. Looking at a blue sky, flowers in the garden and people looking more relaxed can make even a difficult day seem less problematic. But, of course, not every day comes so sweetly arranged. Sometimes […]
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Stuck in the Mud?

WHAT QUESTIONS ARE YOU ASKING YOURSELF? It’s a cold February morning, the news is less than inspiring and I have a work decision to make………………..   The questions that spring to mind are ‘why do I feel stuck?’ ‘why can’t I make this decision?’ ‘why do I always do this?’ ‘why am I being so hopeless?’ The […]
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Who is driving the bus?

  When I talk about the benefits of personal development and giving yourself time and space to think, I often refer to the bus journey. Before you get too bemused let me explain. In the busy lives that most of us lead we can feel like we are constantly fire-fighting or reacting to external events. […]
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What is it about November?

Marie*, a participant on a recent Springboard workshop in the University of Surrey glowed as she said ‘I love November, lots of new students, I feel so productive’. If only we all felt like this – but let’s face it most of us feel like November signals the start of stressful times. Daylight hours reduce, […]
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Natter and chatter – it’s good for you

 The days of the old boys network are over ….. or so it would seem if you look at the rise of women’s networks – both actual and virtual. These days it seems that the Mumsnet model (asking for and giving advice, tips and just plain support/encouragement) seems to be sprouting up all over the […]
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Empty nests and puppy dogs

It’s that time of year – when the leaves start turning to red and the supermarkets are full of special offers designed to set up a student home in one fell swoop. As hurried mums walk around with bedding and pans under their arms, the frantic shopping sprees can mask the emotions swirling around. While […]
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Painting the shed and other life changing events

Let’s face it, we all put things off. We convince ourselves that it’s not the right time to …. update the CV, speak to the boss, eat more vegetables or tackle the overgrown garden. We can make a great case for procrastinating such as ‘when I’ve got more time’ or ‘when I feel more confident’ or […]
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