As a Life-Skills Coach and Empowerment Instructor I covered most of this in a recently written blog post about the effectiveness of resolutions but a request for more information enabled me to break it down further – to the three most important factors required to complete the task of making resolutions last. To change anything […]
A Scottish alternative to the Queen’s speech… A cynical look at 2011 It’s been a braw year if you’re part of the 1%! As always in old age, the year appears to come around so quickly – this time last year we were all knee-deep in snow and the country had come to a standstill […]
Are New Year Resolutions Effective? Of course they are – but only when there’s an actual desire to change something in your life. Most people say they want to change a particular part of their life when in fact, they’d only like to make it different; they don’t fully access the power within themselves to […]
Winter Solstice; The shortest day and longest night of the year – a time when all is in transition, we are between worlds – a time in which we choose to leave our past behind and schedule our future. This is the real New Year. Us Scot’s may still have a load of Pagan blood […]
I am the sky; see the joy in me In the last few days before Christmas it may be vital to maintaining our well-being that we take stock of our stress levels, minimising the negative effects the season is known to bring. Surviving Christmas and its festivities can be an arduous task, but there are […]
For a great many people Christmas is a time of joy, laughter and family but for others it’s a testing time; a time when stress levels are high trying to meet expectations, support services close and a time when loneliness is hardest to bear for those who are entirely alone. Some families are glad to […]
Liberation Leaving the house for Liz Scott’s full moon sweat lodge I was full of excitement. Liz is a veteran Sundancer who pours her sweats in the Lakota way, with more than a hint of the Scot’s way in there too. It had been over a year since I last attended one and wondered what […]
If only it were that easy… So what’s missing – is there something I’ve forgotten?