I’m not often excited by the announcement of a television programme, but this one is different. This one is the latest instalment of a brilliant documentary series that started way back in 1964 and has been broadcast only once every seven years. It is now known as The Up Series, starting with Seven Up!, which introduced the 14 British children who would be filmed every seven years of their … [Read more...] about There’s no such thing as an ordinary life
The sun is shining, I’ve been on a few errands, I’ve not been glued to Twitter/Facebook/a computer screen all morning and I’ve had a lovely lunch with my husband at our favourite local restaurant. And in an hour I’m going for a massage at my local spa. Life is good. That’s the story I’m telling myself today, and indeed the story I tell myself on most days. It … [Read more...] about Life is good. But I didn’t always tell that story
One of the joys of social media is that serendipitous moment when you find people you’d lost along the way. So it was that I reconnected with an old acquaintance, someone I’d met on an NLP training course more than a decade ago. He has gone on to become a managing director while my path has taken a few twists and turns before ending up where I am today - as a sort of portfolio worker, doing a … [Read more...] about Do you remember when…? No, I don’t…
Last night I visited a friend who has two children - one almost three, the other eight months old. They’re an absolute delight to be around and I realised it’s almost impossible to be in your head while you’re with little ones. Stay in your heart and you experience the joy of childhood all over again. It’s all about play, of course - especially for the toddler - but … [Read more...] about I want to tell me a story
We all have good memories and bad memories. Both can be equally vivid. Both can seem viscerally real when they flash back into your mind. Memories can trigger a whole series of emotional, physiological and behavioural responses over which you seem to have little control. Therefore memories seem to us to be powerful. And they are - if we let them. But the vital thing to bear in mind about … [Read more...] about Memories: fact or fiction?