Category Archives: Dealing with stress

My daughter and I on a recent trip to Germany. Photo: Thomas Paul

Lets change some lives together…

Lots of people I talk to don’t know what it is I do as a coach, or who I can help. Can I clarify things for you, so you can help me spread the word? I’m a little nervous about it. I’m not a fan of marketing spiels (and I’m guessing you’re not either). It is important, … Continue reading Lets change some lives together…

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Travel can open the mind, and shrink the ego

I’m back at my desk, at home in Rotorua, and loving getting my brain going again. It’s been wonderful, and challenging at times, to have seven weeks in Europe, much of the time alone with my girl. The biggest challenges were days when my daughter recognised her introverted needs and demanded a day inside, away … Continue reading Travel can open the mind, and shrink the ego

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Focus on what’s important: train your mind – like a puppy!

Is your mind anything like mine? It feels like a constant battle to focus on what’s important, not get distracted by what’s interesting, and filter out the noise. How do you hold on to that precious mental focus to create more space in your day for what is important? Your email and news feed will always … Continue reading Focus on what’s important: train your mind – like a puppy!

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Enough is enough: Seven steps to get you out of overwhelm

Last year sucked. You felt like you were running on a treadmill you could never get off: Kids to get to school; work with its endless demands; food to prepare, washing to do, collapse into bed exhausted; wake up and repeat. You’ve lost yourself in there somewhere. But, hey, it’s a new year and tomorrow … Continue reading Enough is enough: Seven steps to get you out of overwhelm

Feel the fear and do it anyway

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about fear and it’s many variations and subtleties. As someone affected by excess anxiety, I’m trying to learn more about what fear means to me, what it feels like, and what it does to my body. I’ve discovered that the key to overcoming fear is to understand it, recognize … Continue reading Feel the fear and do it anyway

Be the observer

Coaching can be a profound experience for many people, as they are given the tools and support to really look themselves in the eye, own up to their strengths and weaknesses and make changes in their life from the inside out. How else can you overcome challenges and really fulfill your own potential? Just think … Continue reading Be the observer