Three things that need your attention at midlife

Believe it or not it’s September already! I hope you had a good summer and the chance to take a well-earned break. This year my summer break was about taking time out of my usual routine and busy-ness so that I could just slow things down and re-centre myself....

How to soothe feelings of guilt

Guilt is a tricky feeling. Many of us struggle with it constantly. A lot of guilt comes from the judgements we think other people are making about us. We end up creating an internal hell for ourselves that we’re basing on people and things outside of us. And...

The next phase of your life is yours for the making

Last month I turned fifty. Luckily for me, it wasn’t the dreaded milestone it could’ve been. After all, I grew up surrounded by lots of negative beliefs about ageing to last me a lifetime: “I don’t want to grow old, it’s too depressing;” “when you...

How to shift your outlook

As another year draws to a close and many of us may take time to reflect on the year just past, I’m pretty sure a number of us will begin by honing in on the bad bits instead of the good ones. That’s hardly surprising because we human beings often have a...

How to live your values

Last month’s post about identifying what matters to you in different areas of your life prompted a number of responses, thoughts and questions. The key question that a lot of people were asking is: how do you apply what’s important to you in everyday life?...
How to be more present

How to be more present

I read a really interesting article last month on the philosophy behind the midlife crisis which you can find here. It got me thinking especially when the philosopher being interviewed, Kieran Setiya, set out to explain why it is that many Type A high achievers are...
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