How big is your handbag?

How big is your handbag?

This is not a post about fashion because I am not the type to change handbags every season, but bear with me. A couple of years ago I bought a new handbag. It’s sort of squashy, and made in dark brown leather; It’s got one big button on it so you can fasten it shut...

Fear as a positive feeling

Sometimes when I’m starting something new, I get a moment (and not always a short moment) of fear. It charges through my body and my thoughts and it can shake me deeply if I let it. But this feeling reminds me that I am growing, changing, and trying something new. The...

Does fear make you hold your breath?

Sometimes when I am fearful, I hold my breath for a heartbeat, my body literally stops me from breathing. If I think of this logically my reflex action when faced with something scary is to try to kill me! And its not just me, it’s a common reaction – literature is...

the fear factor

Why no posts for weeks, you ask, and I can give you a million answers! The truth though, is a writers block. And the truth about a writers block is that it is caused by fear. And what is fear? Its just an emotion, the same as joy, or grief, or love. Why do we put more...
Crossing the threshold or opening a can of worms?

Crossing the threshold or opening a can of worms?

Beginning a coaching course asks clients to cross a threshold of trust. When clients evaluate their coaching experience with me it is a great reflective tool for me as coach to understand the benefits they have received and the barriers they faced. Some of the...