Just Because You Can’t Manifest, Doesn’t Make You A Loser

The other day I was talking with a friend who is at an interesting point in her life, with all the cards up in the air, wanting to know where they might fall. Holding her back are some financial considerations, and us both being of a somewhat spiritual inclination, we got talking about how to manifest abundance in our lives. I mentioned E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself … Continued

No Such Thing As A Wrong Decision?

The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision. (Maimonides) Have you ever been caught in an agony of indecision? Stuck on the horns of a dilemma? Sat on the fence for an uncomfortably long time? If so (and we’ve all been there), you’ll know that it’s not good. Think of how you felt while you struggled to make up your … Continued

Do You Care Too Much What Other People Think?

Have you ever thought, “I’d love to do x, but they’ll think I’ve gone crazy”. If so, you’re very normal, but this might not be serving you well. First of all, who are “they”? Are “they” anybody that matters to you? Or are they just a nebulous, anonymous “they”, an imaginary Greek chorus, that maybe actually represents your own fears. Are you afraid to allow … Continued

Haunted by Daunted

Hands up if you ever get that feeling of “it’s all too much” or “I don’t know where to start”, or even “I REALLY don’t want to do this – but I have to”? If you don’t, please write to me, because I will need to verify that you are human! It’s extremely normal to feel overwhelmed by life, especially in this day and age … Continued

Extending Your Comfort Zone

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” (Neale Donald Walsch) This is how I visualize my comfort zone – it’s like a big bubble with clear and elastic walls, shining with the shades of the rainbow. I’m inside the bubble, and I know that if I don’t keep moving around and pushing on its walls, it will start to collapse inwards, until eventually it … Continued

The Power of Visualisation

“A sailor without a destination cannot hope for a favorable wind.” (Leon Tec, adapted from Seneca the Younger) I have discovered through personal experience the power of visualization. Even (or especially) if you don’t know just how you are going to get to your destination, holding a firm vision of that destination is essential. Those of a spiritual inclination might say that when you hold a … Continued

Introducing the Compass

When you were doing the obituary exercise the other day (or, if you didn’t feel the need to do it, think about the last time you did some deep thinking or decision-making), did you have any sense of where your thoughts and dreams were coming from? Your head? Your heart? Maybe even outside of yourself? Just to reassure you, there is no right or wrong … Continued

Following Your Path – Does It Have To Be All Or Nothing?

Earlier this year I had this email correspondence with Jesper from Finland. I share it here (with Jesper’s kind permission) for those of you who might be wondering, having done the obituary exercise – “well now I know what I want to do, but my circumstances don’t allow”. Bear in mind that it doesn’t necessarily have to be all or nothing – the process of … Continued

The Obituary Exercise

The most important thing I ever did in my life, was to imagine that I was dead. If you’ve ever heard me speak, or read my first book or the prologue to my second, you will have heard all about this already. Possibly multiple times. But I’d like to repeat it here for the sake of completeness, and for the benefit of newcomers. If a … Continued

Do You Have A Life Purpose?

“There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honour your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.” (Oprah Winfrey) Do you ever have the feeling that you somehow missed the bit of the instruction manual that told how to have a great life? Do you feel like there is another whole dimension to living that you … Continued