Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Welcome back Jackie!

Well it's been a very long time since I wrote on my blog so I thought I'd welcome myself back! I recently finished an excellent Positive Psychology course, called The Science of Happiness, run by UC Berkeley, which has inspired me to put together a new coaching programme. It's taken me about 30 years to raise my own happiness levels so my programme will be a mixture of what I have learnt on my journey combined with my favourite coaching techniques and the new information gained from the Science of Happiness course - and with a bit of neuroscience thrown in as well! I'll keep you posted as my programme is created.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

New Year quotations - 2

“A new year is unfolding - like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.” ~ Unknown

“We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives...not looking for flaws, but for potential.” ~ Ellen Goodman

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.” ~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Saturday, January 01, 2011

New Year quotations

“Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us." ~ Hal Borland

"Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right." ~ Oprah Winfrey

"This is my wish for you:
peace of mind,
prosperity through the year,
happiness that multiplies,
health for you and yours,
fun around every corner,
energy to chase your dreams,
joy to fill your holidays."
~ D.M. Dellinger

"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man." ~ Benjamin Franklin

"One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things." ~ John Burroughs

"New Year's Day is every man's birthday." ~ Charles Lamb, English essayist (1775-1834)

"Last year I made a list of things that I resolved to do.
I’ll use that list again this year; it’s still as good as new." ~ Unknown

Happy New year!

Warmest wishes

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Recipe for Christmas all year long

Recipe for Christmas All Year Long
Take a heap of child-like wonder
That opens up our eyes
To the unexpected gifts in life--
Each day a sweet surprise.

Mix in fond appreciation
For the people whom we know;
Like festive Christmas candles,
Each one has a special glow.

Add some giggles and some laughter,
A dash of Christmas food,
(Amazing how a piece of pie
Improves our attitude!)

Stir it all with human kindness;
Wrap it up in love and peace,
Decorate with optimism, and
Our joy will never cease.

If we use this healthy recipe,
We know we will remember
To be in the Christmas spirit,
Even when it's not December.

By Joanna Fuchs

Monday, October 25, 2010

Worried about redundancy? Here's a great resource

It's been a long time since I blogged, but I wanted to let you know about a fabulous, FREE Telesummit coming up very soon (with lots of great speakers, including me!) and I'm pretty sure the information you’ll get will change your life, and give you the confidence to move forward.

Click here to visit Allison Galbraith.

The Redundancy Into Business Telesummit is run by Allison Galbraith, who specialises in helping people just like you who are about to be made redundant or 'laid off' (depending which side of the 'Pond' you are) handle this situation and start their own business on their own terms.

Click here to visit Allison Galbraith.

Allison’s now assembled eight speakers from around the world, experts in starting your own business, getting out of the job you hate at last, finding meaningful work, making that leap from employment to self-employment, getting over the blocks that hold many people back and so much more. And, she’s persuaded them to share their tips and secrets, the stuff many people pay hundreds and even thousands of dollars to get hold of! Well I didn't need much persuasion as I'm passionate about career coaching and so enjoy supporting my clients in finding the work they would LOVE to do!

Click here to visit Allison Galbraith.

Many people, especially if you’ve been in the job for a long time, are unprepared for the changes that suddenly happen when you lose the routine - and income - of work, however stressful the environment. Having the confidence and courage to start your own business can challenge even the most experienced and successful people but you know, more and more people are turning to self-employment these days, discovering their entrepreneurial spirit and running their own small business. Why not you?

Click here to visit Allison Galbraith.

I’m so excited to be joining Allison. The rewards you will reap from this amazing FREE telesummit will truly be worth your time to listen. You will come away feeling a sense of hope, enthusiasm and confidence to make the leap into business, get your life back on track on your own terms and ready to take on the world again. You deserve it!

To your future business success and happiness


Friday, April 30, 2010

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Friday, January 01, 2010

New Year quotation

“Now let us welcome the new year, full of things that have never been...” ~ Rilke

Happy New Year everyone - may 2010 be your best year yet!

Warmest wishes