“A lot of people don’t struggle with depression, they struggle with the reality we live in.” Keanu Reeves I came across this quote by Keanu Reeves – by all accounts a very kind, generous and thoughtful soul – and my first thought was to correct him: consensus reality, Keanu: consensus reality. A lot of people … More madreality

thank you friends

There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met. William Butler Yeats Today is the International Day of Friendship. Now in its eleventh year, this commemoration by the UN marks the relationships in our lives that give us strength, sustenance and joy: our friendships. When I was three years old, we moved away … More thank you friends

two toned

How we view a problem will shape our response. As Abraham Maslow famously said, “If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” So how do we find other tools? And do we need a tool at all, or perhaps a flower? I’ve been thinking about … More two toned

love to learn

Why am I here? It’s the ultimate question, posed to myself each morning when I rise to face the day. I’ve pondered, and read extensively, about life purpose, from beautiful reflections like Parker J Palmer’s Let Your Life Speak, to more practical studies such as 7 Questions to Find Your Purpose. There are dozens of … More love to learn

on soul

I think the question we have to ask ourselves is: “Do you believe you have a soul?” John Cusack I nearly wept when I read this question, posed as it was in the middle of a discussion about the impending US election – the most soulless circus in town. I can barely read the headlines, … More on soul

on life coaching

We are born into perilous states, and we end by dying – so, have a nice day! – James Hollis I am a life coach. That wasn’t easy to say. I can’t help but look at the life coaching industry with skepticism: so much flakiness and shim-shammery dished out in slick sales pitches. And yet … More on life coaching