A life well lived, full of grace and intention

10 Sep 2022

In her first Christmas message as Queen, Elizabeth II spoke about her intention and expressed her need: ‘pray for me … that God may give me wisdom and strength to carry out the solemn promises I shall be making and that I may faithfully serve Him and you, all the days of my life.’ + […]

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On the cost of what matters most

09 Sep 2022

Recently I joined a webinar with Michael Bungay Stanier (MBS to his friends) on the one question that unlocks everything. What was it? “If I say YES to this, what must I say NO to?” MBS has an extraordinary skill in capturing crucial ideas so simply that you can’t ignore them. This phrase has deeply […]

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The challenge of turning to what matters

08 Sep 2022

We often say we want to focus on what matters, to make choices that reflect what is important to us. But it’s tough. The choices are challenging, and it’s not just about giving up what we don’t like or find tedious. It’s choosing between the good. The variety of activities that reflect who we aspire […]

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What we pay attention to defines us

07 Sep 2022

This is a scary thought. And a question we need to learn to live with, not as shackles but as a key to unlocking possibilities. Because what we pay attention to does define us. It shapes who we are and what we do with what we have. And it goes hand in hand with our […]

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A more honest relationship with time

06 Sep 2022

We believe we can do it all if we have the right motivation and focus. Indeed, we may believe that what happens around us and to us ultimately depends on how we use our time. And why wouldn’t we see it like this – everyone else does. Yet maybe we’ve been seduced by a diminished […]

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Being here now – which way shall we face?

05 Sep 2022

Being here now in this place, at this time, we have choices. We can look behind and try to find our way back. Or we can find comfort in the now. And block out the consequences of what we do or say because it’s not our responsibility. Or we can face the uncertainty of the […]

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