personal power

These are some of the most commonly asked questions on firewalking. Please can you explain what the firewalk is all about? Firewalking means different things to each person who takes part; for me it’s about re-empowering myself – using my fears and perceived ‘lack’ in my life, to take me courageously into the next phase […]

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Transformation, what does it mean, in terms of training or self-development? For some it could simply mean ‘re-framing’ but for me it’s much more than that; something changes form – from being one ‘thing’ into another. In workshops, participants are taken on a journey, individually but in a group; each person’s trip will be different […]

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The Golden Buddha

by Lesley

There is Buddha peace and wisdom within all of us – … the secret is to find and retrieve it. There’s an old story about a clay Buddha in Cambodia, which was obstructing the construction of a new road. The tale tells of this statue being covered in thick clay to disguise it from marauders, […]

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The HuffPost reports a confession in a UK newspaper; Miley Cyrus now of inappropriate ‘twerking’ fame, says she’s got issues. No shit Sherlock! But don’t feel alone Miley, more than half the world’s teenage population – who know you’re name and every last movement you’ve made – aspire to being pretty much like you; a […]

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Again it was snowing when I landed in Paris. It had been thirty years almost to the day since I’d last visited the city, so I was looking forward to reminiscing on my journey from Orly to the Holiday Inn at Marne La Vallee. I have a good Scot’s tongue in my head so I […]

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It was lightly snowing when I arrived in Den Haag, a day earlier than I should have, due to the lack of suitable flights ensuring I’d arrive on time. When I stepped out of my taxi at the hotel the first thing I noticed was the warmth of the flourescent pink light, glowing through the […]

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January kicked off with ‘Winning in 2013′ – a conference for the DACH regions of IHG (International Hotel Group) in mid January, in Vienna. After a few holiday season hiccups, I got into the swing of things pretty quickly, enjoying the winter travel and the excellent company of Austrian, German and Swiss hoteliers representing a […]

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Let’s face it, it takes guts to walk away from a relationship – and not everyone feels confident enough to do it, even when they know they should. Break-ups happen for lots of reasons but fundamentally it comes down to one or both partners being unhappy with the status quo and if  only one of […]

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There was a small but effective gathering of people in Buchanan St on Thursday, raising awareness of the siege of Gaza – just one of many small and large groups around the UK who immediately responded to the plight of the Palestinian people, who once again find themselves under attack. Three people went off to […]

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Fear

by Lesley

  Each one of us has it in different proportions – it’s my job to overcome it, but I still have it… Fear; the killer or the hero of our dreams. Fear is a great motivator but also a huge stumbling block to reaching our potential. It’s what holds us back or pushes us forward; […]

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