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Retiring to beach or bed – or better things?

Retirement can be the most rewarding period of your life, and the best stage of your career! It isn't over - it's just another step towards fulfilment and 'self-actualising' your potential throughout your life.  Just like most people have done all their life - much of their attention on work, role, company and image or status - this is now the fun bit! A much deserved 'personal day' or two

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Work hard to live your dreams – but is that all it takes?

Guardian Article on hard work doesn’t achieve dreams alone… And I agree.  But as a life coach I am supposed to spout the ideals that effort = achievement.  And I do believe this, but it also needs some additional ingredients. Psychologically - self esteem, self belief, positive outlook (NLP's toward mind-set or pleasure seeking principle) Practically - support, information and knowledge, awareness outside of your original background, self belief and

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Re-aligning my life – and yours!

I had cause yesterday with a friend over lunch to consider why I have changed since my travel year out.  (I did realise things were different - my perspective, my stress levels reduced to none, my outlook and hope, re-finding my fun self etc).   But I haven’t realised something more took place until the last few weeks.                 My first months back here in the UK - 'home', were difficult

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Breaking down to build back up?

An article by Steve Aitchison who I follow, like and respect has given me food for thought - and another blog post!  Suggesting we get on regardless of some feelings of inadequacy, depression and more as fighter pilots and snipers are trained to do … Do I agree?  I can see his viewpoint, but as a counselling therapist and coach (rather than a psychotherapist) perhaps not.   What I offer in

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