Little School To Big School

Be kind to your kids during the transition phase. Allow them some space and take a few deep breaths for yourself. Ants

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Clutching at straws

Last weekend we went to a friends farm in Norfolk. Three years ago, the family decided to leave the smoke and grime of London town, sell up and invest in a small holding. Though they had all the money, holidays and various trappings of a seemingly, successful life, the stress and strain of maintaining their…

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Stop crunching the gears and use the clutch occasionally

Now; if we could only find out where the clutch pedal is and what it did once we pushed it to the floor we’d be laughing. Let’s spend a little time looking for the clutch… For me; my clutch is the 4 hours on a Sunday morning that I spend whacking a little plastic ball…

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Drag or Race?

Dragging our feet, living life in fear and anxiety is like driving too slowly on the inside lane of a motorway, trying to get to our destination. Which is, to die at the wheel on the hard shoulder. There’s really nothing to lose by occasionally putting the pedal to the floor and feeling the thrill…

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Here are my lane changes…so far

If anyone out there has a similar, or stranger lane changing journey, let us know? I Originally trained as a chef for 4 years and worked as commis thru to sous chef for a further 4 years. I was promoted into management and ended up as a restaurant manager running a team of 35 staff…

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Dare I Ask?

Are you courageous enough to ask yourself the following questions? If you were to suddenly take your last breath right now, would you be happy for people to read the details of your life, as it stands today, in the obituaries column of a national paper? If so, why? If not, why not? I asked…

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Change…a scary prospect

One of life’s challenges we’re often faced with is change. Whether it’s a relatively minor one such as a change to a timetable, or a major one like a divorce or even death in the family, we all have to find our own ways through such situations, large or small. Psychiatrist Elizabeth Kubler Ross worked…

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The thing about courage is…

that without the ability to tap into it and then use it, we are only living partial lives. Do you know what we mean? Are you at once understanding the significance of not having the ability to access a state of courage and live your life in service of it. Are you, like us, held…

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Mirror,SIgnal, Manoeuvre

Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre John kept a steady eye on the road ahead while Martha kept her finger on the map’s thick blue line of the M11 heading north to Blackstead Vale. It was a drizzle day and the new wipers were on intermittent. You could tell they were new wipers, because even though it was…

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Seize the day

Welcome to Changing Lanes So, what are you scared of ? Me?…….I’m scared of getting to the end of my life having not done all the things I knew I was capable of. Things I would have done if I’d had more courage.

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