How giving less of a shit made me a happier person

How giving less of a shit made me a happier person

Published on Medium 7th November 2017 I used to care deeply about what people thought of me. I smiled sweetly at folks I met, even if I didn’t feel much like smiling. I said “no problem” if a client asked me to reconfigure a piece of work, even if it really was a...
Time again to Let Go, Let God

Time again to Let Go, Let God

I’m a great believer in having big hairy arsed ambitions. Late last December I created goals for the year ahead. On the agenda for 2017: become a professional writer. To my mind, what that meant, no matter how else I made money, was that this year, I was going...
On the Joys of New Beginnings

On the Joys of New Beginnings

Do you ever want to rip things down and start again? That’s kind of how I felt about this blog some months ago. By way of background, the site here was originally a coaching blog, developed around 2011. At that point, I was coaching for most of my professional...
What I’m Wearing For Autumn (It’s Not What You Think!)

What I’m Wearing For Autumn (It’s Not What You Think!)

I love winter. Maybe it comes from having been born and brought up in Scotland, where the winters can be long, dark and biting cold. I don’t know. But I love all the wool and cashmere clothes this time of year. The rich colors. And putting on coats and boots and...