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Thursday, 28 February 2013

How to live without Stress in your day-to-day life - Eckhart Tolle


How to live without stress in your day-to-day life - Eckhart Tolle

A very powerful teaching on how to achieve peaceful living by knowing how to live without reacting to the "content" around us and in our lives - becoming aware of the Now!




Wendy Mason is the Happiness Coach and author of a new novel, The Wolf Project.  Wendy is a life and career coach and writer. She is passionate about helping people find happiness at work and at home! She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  She believes coaching requires compassion, warmth and empathy. Wendy helps people reach their career goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

CV review and interview preparation a speciality

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

How you can stay calm under pressure!

How you can stay calm under pressure!


We all have times when we need to stay calm under pressure, for example, for an important speech or presentation. 

Here is a great tip from communication skills coach, Richard Newman, a specialist in body language and presentation skills for business. 

The background is lovely, not so the sound, but it is still a great tip.  

If staying calm is a real problem for you, then get in touch, I've worked successfully by Skype with people who have had the same issue.



Wendy Mason is the Happiness Coach and author of a new novel, The Wolf Project.  Wendy is a life and career coach and writer. She is passionate about helping people find happiness at work and at home! She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  She believes coaching requires compassion, warmth and empathy. Wendy helps people reach their career goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

CV review and interview preparation a speciality

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

The Dalai Lama On Finding Purpose in Life

The Dalai Lama On Finding Purpose in Life

"Warmheartedness is the gift"


Feeling compassion makes you happy. The Dalai Lama on the power of compassion. 



From dalailamadvds.com

Wendy Mason is the Happiness Coach and author of a new novel, The Wolf Project.  Wendy is a life and career coach and writer. She is passionate about helping people find happiness at work and at home! She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  She believes coaching requires compassion, warmth and empathy. Wendy helps people reach their career goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

CV review and interview preparation a speciality

Monday, 25 February 2013

It is the Morning of the Earth So Open Up Your Heart

It is the Morning of the Earth So Open Up Your Heart

Music to inspire you on Monday


A montage of clips from Albert Falzon's fabulous Morning Of The Earth surf movie. The tune is Open Your Heart by G.Wayne Thomas which comes from the soundtrack and played out at the end of the movie. Great movie, great music and a great way to start your week.


Check out G. Wayne Thomas's new website! http://www.gwaynethomas.com
Wendy Mason is the Happiness Coach and author of a new novel, The Wolf Project.  Wendy is a life and career coach and writer. She is passionate about helping people find happiness at work and at home! She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  She believes coaching requires compassion, warmth and empathy. Wendy helps people reach their career goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Dealing With Grief


Dealing With Grief


I've just lost someone close to me and I found this short video useful, so I thought I would share it with you.


Wendy Mason is the Happiness Coach and author of a new novel, The Wolf Project.  Wendy is a life and career coach and writer. She is passionate about helping people find happiness at work and at home! She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  She believes coaching requires compassion, warmth and empathy. Wendy helps people reach their career goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

PD3

What is personal development?

Personal development is a way that you can develop yourself; sometimes alone, sometimes with support from others.

Personal development can help you identity and develop your talents and potential.

You can improve your career opportunities, enhance the quality of your life and contribute to the realization of your dreams and aspirations.

What is Personal Development? Personal pd 1development includes;

  • understanding yourself as an individual
  • building your self-image and self-esteem
  • developing strengths or talents
  • improving your opportunities in the job market – your career
  • identifying or improving your potential
  • enhancing your quality of life and relationships
  • improving health and social abilities
  • fulfilling aspirations and dreams
  • developing and carrying out personal development plans

What is Personal Development? Personal PD2

development enables you to;

  • Expect to succeed
  • Take risks and set challenging goals
  • Keep trying, if at first you don’t succeed
  • Manage emotions and fears when the going gets rough


Wendy Mason is the Happiness Coach and author of a new novel, The Wolf Project.  Wendy is a life and career coach and writer. She is passionate about helping people find happiness at work and at home! She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  She believes coaching requires compassion, warmth and empathy. Wendy helps people reach their career goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

How food may impact on our moods.

How food may impact on our moods.


This is an excerpt from lesson one of Surf & Turf, an online cooking class teaching how to cook sustainable seafood and grass-fed meat. This excerpt gives a view of how food could  interact with our moods and what a good diet could consist of . You should of course consult your own diet expert (dietitian, physician etc) about what diet is right for you.


Wendy Mason is the Happiness Coach and author of a new novel, The Wolf Project.  Wendy is a life and career coach and writer. She is passionate about helping people find happiness at work and at home! She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  She believes coaching requires compassion, warmth and empathy. Wendy helps people reach their career goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Monday, 18 February 2013

10 Tips to help you clear your clutter!

10 Tips to help you clear your clutter!


Clare Baker, Founder of www.clutterclearing.net and former "clutterholic", explains 10 things that you can do right now to be more successful with your de-cluttering and organizing. These 10 things will really aid your success.



By being realistic, following a clear step by step process, Clare cleared her clutter for good back in 2001. She's been completely clutter free ever since.

Wendy Mason is the Happiness Coach and author of a new novel, The Wolf Project.  Wendy is a life and career coach and writer. She is passionate about helping people find happiness at work and at home! She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  She believes coaching requires compassion, warmth and empathy. Wendy helps people reach their career goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Friday, 15 February 2013

Friday Fish Recipe - Chinese Fish Bean Curd Soup

Friday Fish Recipe - Chinese Fish Bean Curd Soup




Authentic Chinese fish soup recipe from http://recipes-of-chinese.com

The recipe below may vary from the video

Recipe

Ingredients

(You can choose other fish)
5 cups chicken stock (homemade or a good canned stock)
1/2 cup shrimp, shelled,deveined,cut into small pieces
1/2 cup scallops, cubed
1/2 cup crabmeat
8 ounces firm bean curd, in small cubes(tofu)
1 green onion, finely chopped
1 slice ginger, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch, dissolved in
5 tablespoons water
red wine vinegar (optional)
chilli oil(optional)
1/2 teaspoon white pepper

Method

Bring stock to a boil; add shrimp, scallops, crab meat and bean curd.
Add green onion, ginger and salt; bring to boil again and then thicken with the dissolved cornstarch mixture.
If you wish, add a splash of red wine vinegar or chilli oil.
Sprinkle with pepper and serve


Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Breathing Meditation -- A Guided Meditation


Breathing Meditation -- A Guided Meditation




This guided meditation is from http://www.quietmindcafe.com and is one part of a three-part relaxation and stress management system. Use this sympathetic breathing guided meditation for profound relaxation and stress relief. This breathing technique calms and balances the autonomic nervous system, which drives your fight or flight response. 

For a complete relaxation practice use Simple Relaxation to relax the muscles of the body and the somatic nervous system. Use Quiet Mind to restore the experience of calm and balance to the mind and central nervous system. Finally, use Sympathetic Breathing to restore profound relaxation to the heart and autonomic nervous system -- your fight or flight response. Together these three practices form a profound relaxation system that is important for any stress management or stress relief practice.


Get the Audio for your iPod or a CD at this link. 


Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Relationships - How To Avoid An Argument


Relationships - How To Avoid An Argument 



Arguing is likely always be a part of any close relationship, but when it gets in the way of communication, it is corrosive - it can erode the closeness.

Here Starr Calo-oy shares some insights. This is branded as tips for the married but the insights apply to any close relationship.  Marriage101.net provides important information on marriage and free marriage classes. For this you need to click on the link below


http://youtu.be/U9WSDl9eKAg


Wendy Mason is the Happiness Coach and author of a new novel, The Wolf Project.  Wendy is a life and career coach and writer. She is passionate about helping people find happiness at work and at home! She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  She believes coaching requires compassion, warmth and empathy. Wendy helps people reach their career goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Monday, 11 February 2013

The Wolf Project - A Book To Give You A Warm Glow,

A New Novel From Wendy Mason

The Wolf Project Front Cover

I'm really excited to tell you that my new novel is now available on Amazon.  It is really thrilling for me to be able to share this story with you.  Those who have read it so far have really enjoyed it.  Here is a short summary.

"Liz Morris had been a successful TV writer. Then her marriage broke up and she lost both her money and her confidence. Now, she has been asked by the formidable Annabel Meadows to help her husband, retiring American General, George “Jet” Meadows, write his autobiography. Liz doesn’t want the work but she does need the money. What she doesn’t know is that this project and meeting General Meadows will change her life forever."

UK readers can find out more at this link 

US readers can find out more at this link 

Wendy Mason is a Career and Life Coach and Writer and she is passionate about helping people find happiness at work and at home! She lives in London, England with partner, Owen. As a coach, Wendy helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life. This is her first novel.














Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Friday, 8 February 2013

Friday Fish Recipe - Veracruz-Style Red Snapper


Friday Fish Recipe - Veracruz-Style Red Snapper 





Any white, flaky fish will work. Many Veracruz-style fish recipes call for pickled jalapenos, but there’s plenty of acidity in this from the lime and tomatoes,  fresh peppers should be fine.


If you don’t want to do this in individual portions, you can certainly do it in a regular casserole dish, but you’ll probably need to give it a few extra minutes. Simply use the same fork-flaking doneness test as shown in the clip. Flakiness never lies. Other than a few minutes of slicing, this couldn’t be easier. Serve simply with some chips, or over rice for a more substantial meal. Either way, I hope you give this a try soon. Enjoy

Ingredients for 2 servings: 

2 boneless red snapper fillets, about 7 oz each
cayenne, 
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 white onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon capers
1 tablespoon caper brine
1 large jalapeno, sliced, seeded
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/3 cup sliced Castelvetrano green olives, or any green olive
2 tablespoon fresh chopped oregano
2 limes

*Bake at 425 degrees F. for 15-20 minutes This comes to you from the Food Wishes website 

Wendy Mason is the Happiness Coach.  Wendy is a life and career coach and writer. She is passionate about helping people find happiness at work and at home! She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  She believes coaching requires compassion, warmth and empathy. Wendy helps people reach their career goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Thursday, 7 February 2013

One-Moment Meditation: "How to Meditate in a Moment"


One-Moment Meditation: "How to Meditate in a Moment"




Learn to meditate in a moment with this hugely popular animated video, based on Martin Boroson's book, One-Moment Meditation. Reduce stress, improve focus and find peace ... right now. 




More info and online training at http://www.onemomentmeditation.com.

"One-Moment Meditation is to the seeker what the Swiss Army knife is to the hiker: an essential tool for survival. Whether it's enlightenment or basic sanity we're after, attention to this very moment is key. Boroson eminently captures the terrain, and the places we can lose our footing, all the while providing a firm handhold." -- Barbara Joshin O'Hara, Sensei, The Village Zendo, New York

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Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

20 THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU’RE FEELING ANGRY WITH SOMEONE '- FROM TINY BUDHA


20 THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU’RE FEELING ANGRY WITH SOMEONE


If you light a lamp for someone else it will also brighten your path.” ~Buddha


Tiny Buddha is a blog about reflecting on simple wisdom and learning new ways to apply it to our complex lives–complete with responsibilities, struggles, dreams, and relationships. Over the last three years, Tiny Buddha has emerged as a leading resource for peace and happiness, with more than 37 million views to date.

At this link is a wonderful post from Tiny Buddha on handling and learning from your anger
http://tinybuddha.com/blog/20-things-to-do-when-youre-feeling-angry-with-someone/

Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

How to Break Up with Someone, Tips on How to End a Relationship


How to Break Up with Someone, Tips on How to End a Relationship



This is wise advice from the Advice From Justin Channel on YouTube.  You can find more at this link. http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=AdviceFromJustin

Music: "Dream Sequence" by Nick & Justin (of the video). He owns the rights.

Purchase: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-beginning/id529612896
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/nickjustin

Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Monday, 4 February 2013

Time Management Tip from Dilbert - To Lighten You Day

Time Management Tip from Dilbert - To Lighten You Day

Something to make you giggle!


Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Friday, 1 February 2013

Friday Fish Recipe - Philipino Escabeche (Pickled Fried Fish)

Friday Fish Recipe - Philipino Escabeche (Pickled Fried Fish)





Escabeche is a typical Mediterranean cuisine which refers to a dish of either poached or fried fish (escabeche of chicken, rabbit or pork is common in Spain) marinated in an acidic mixture before serving, and to the marinade itself. 

The dish is common in Spain and Latin America, and popular in Catalonia, Portugal, Provence and the Philippines. Influences of the dish appear as far as Asia-Pacific with adjustments to local food staples. It is usually served cold after marinating in a refrigerator overnight or longer. The acid in the marinade is usually vinegar, but can also include citrus juice. 

Escabeche is a popular presentation of canned or potted preserved fish, such as tuna, bonito or sardines. In the New World, versions of the basic marinade are often used with other foods than fish and meats, for example green bananas and chicken gizzards (Puerto Rico), jalapeƱo peppers (Mexico), etc. 

The origin of the word escabeche is Persian, and was brought to Spain by the Arabs during the Moorish conquests. The word derives from al-sikbaj, the name of a popular meat dish cooked in a sweet and sour sauce, usually vinegar and honey or date molasses. This is the Philipino version.


This video is from  lutongpangpamilya.com

Recipe - may vary from that shown


Ingredients

1 medium salmon fillet
Oil, for pan frying
2 cups water
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon peppercorns or 1 teaspoon ground pepper
2 tablespoons cooking oil (reserved from frying the fish)
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup sweet onion
1/4 cup ginger, cut into strips
1/2 cup carrot, julienne cut
1/2 cup red bell pepper, cut into strips
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch, mixed in water to a paste

Method


Fish: Use a large frying pan and put enough oil to cover the bottom with about 1/4 inch. Pan fry the fish in the oil on medium heat. 
If you are using a fillet start with the flesh side down. 
You may need to score the skin of a whole fish in order to allow it to cook through.
Once the fish is fully cooked set aside some of the cooking oil and arrange the fish on a serving plate.

Sauce:
Stir the water, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, salt and pepper/pepper corns together in a mixing bowl.
The mixture should have a strong flavor of balanced sweet, sour, and salty. 
Add additional sugar, vinegar and/or soy sauce until you achieve this balance. 
Then set aside.
Saute garlic in the reserved oil in a wok on medium-high heat until golden.
Add onion and saute until it is also golden.
Add ginger and saute until flavors blend.
Add carrots, stir briefly then add liquid mixture.
Mix sauce until flavors blend nicely.
Simmer approximately 1 minute.
Taste again and re-balance the flavors.
Add bell pepper and corn starch mixture and stir together.
Simmer until reduced to about a cup. Ladle the sauce over the fish and serve.

Read more at: http://www.food.com/recipe/moms-filipino-escabeche-419367   

Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com