Hi there , I hope the year so far has been kind to you and yours. Sadly, for so many, it has not been particularly happy and I'm hoping with the spring comes relief for us all.
I hope you find the articles here useful and if you know someone who is struggling with a challenge at work you may wish to pass on to them the offer below.
As for me, well I continue to combine life and career coaching and creative writing. My clients come from all walks of life and, courtesy of Skype, from different parts of the world. Most are at a life or career cross-roads and many are trying to balance a challenging work load with a satisfying family life. They are a joy to work with and the posts below are ones that they have found particularly useful.
Bosses, like all of us, come with any of the range of human weaknesses and one of them can be jealousy.
There you are, a senior manager who has worked hard to get to this level. You are good and you know it. But you are not always sure those above appreciate you. Then, along comes this bright young team member. It appears to you that for them everything comes effortlessly.
Those parts of the work that you find difficult, they find easy. Plus your own boss has begun already to notice how good they are. Can you see how a jealous boss might emerge? What do you do? You can read the rest of the post at this link
The Simplest Way to Relax
Most relaxation techniques combine breathing more deeply with relaxing your muscles.
Don't worry if you find it difficult to relax at first. It's a skill that needs to be learned and it will come with practice.
Practice for three to five minutes, two to three times a day! You can use this technique whenever you feel the need to calm down! You can read the rest of this post at this link
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 identify 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. You can read the rest of the post at this link
Don't forget I offer a free half hour coaching session by phone or Skype to potential new clients and I am very happy to offer a further 10% discount to you, your friends and family if they mention this Newsletter. I wish you every happiness and success over the coming months.
Friday Recipe - Catalan Fish Stew - Rick Stein This is an everyday Catalan fish soup that is more like a stew and has several variants. Like so many Catalan dishes, it starts with a sofregit of fried garlic and tomato. A hearty Catalan fish soup; a meal in bowl. Catalan fish stew Ingredients 6 tbsp olive oil 1 large Spanish onion, chopped 2 fennel bulbs, chopped 150g/5oz chorizo, diced 1 red chilli, finely chopped 1 tsp fennel seeds, ground 2 cloves new season garlic, crushed ½tsp sweet paprika powder 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves 1 tsp saffron strands (optional) 3 fresh bay leaves 1 tin plum tomatoes 100ml/3½ fl oz fish stock or water 150ml/5 fl oz white wine 500g/1 lb 2oz mussels, cleaned 650g/1 lb 7 oz firm white fish (bream, pollock, cod, monkfish), filleted, dredged in flour and fried in olive oil 100g/3½ oz toasted almonds, ground To serve 1 lemon, cut into wedges steamed potatoes and spring greens Preparation method
A Lakota Peyote Healing Song by Robbie Robertson YouTube is full of music that claims to be Native American from North America and usually it isn't. It may be quite beautiful music but it is not what it claims to be. And in my view it does not have the same power. This is authentic, beautiful and powerful Singer, song writer and guitarist Robbie Robertson was born Jaime Robert Klegerman in 1943, in Toronto, Ontario. He was born to a Jewish father and a Mohawk mother and took his stepfather's last name after his mother remarried. He had his earliest exposure to music at Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation , Ontario where he spent summers with his mother's family. He is best known for his membership in The Band. Here is a translation of the words
GUIDED SLEEP MEDITATION TALKDOWN - Insomnia - Relaxation A new post from me at The Writing Wolf; Dog days or the long hot days of summer. wp.me/p6V71L-gF #amwriting #writingwolf Drift off to sleep with this blissfully calm talk-down. Features very high quality ocean wave sounds - you can almost taste the sea air. This is another guided meditation from my favourite TheHonestGuys Channel ; You can find more at http://www.meditainment.com/free-meditation-content/ Wendy Smith is a Life Coach with Career and Business Coaching skills. She helps people have the confidence they need to be successful at work while maintaining a good work/life balance. You can email her at email@example.com Book your free taster coaching session with Wendy here