Between the lines

To be a great coach some people might say it means having great questions up your sleeve. In reality, a great coaching experience starts with great listening. Listening to what you are thinking and feeling, to what they are saying and might be thinking and feeling, and listening to what’s happening around and between you …

Deep breath

In the UK we have the custom of going for a walk on Boxing Day. It’s a great way to clear out the cobwebs and work off any overindulgence from the day before. The next time you go out for a walk, take some time to practice mindful breathing. Tune in to your breath, concentrating …

Made you laugh

Wishing you all a calm and peaceful Christmas 🎄 Christmas Day can be tough for everyone. There are high expectations that are hard to meet. We’re blasted with social media content of people seemingly living their best lives that can trigger feelings that we’re not quite making the mark. The invitation today is to anchor …

Monotasking

We are all so overloaded these days with information and stuff that needs to be done that we rarely give anything our undivided attention. But multitasking actually increases stress and decreases productivity - some studies suggest by as much as 40%. Monotasking, or focusing on one task at a time, is not only good for …

Wrapped attention

Are some of your gifts already under your tree? Tune into your sense of touch today - Choose a wrapped present and carefully explore how it feels. How heavy is it? What textures do you feel on the wrapping? Perhaps there’s tape string, a gift card or maybe a ribbon. Run your fingers over the …

Sounds lovely

Continuing this series of short practices to develop your focus and find spaces of calm, today’s invitation is to pay attention to your sense of hearing. Get comfortable, close your eyes or lower your gaze and take a few slow, deep breaths. Bring your attention to your breath, inhaling through your nose and slowly breathing …

Christmas reflections

Some prompts to choose from for your journal. What are you most grateful for at this time of year? What makes you feel most connected to others at this time of year? What has changed for you since this time last year? Get comfortable, take some slow breaths and write freely for five minutes. Notice …