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Being Kind versus Being Right

I was reminded recently of something someone said to me a few years ago.

She was in her early forties and said that she’d got to the stage in her life when it was more important (to her) to be kind than to be right. Continue reading “Being Kind versus Being Right”

Kim Cattrall: on ageing, later life without children, and single life over 50

I caught up with this podcast recently – it was broadcast on ‘Woman’s Hour’, BBC Radio 4, last month.

In this interview, Kim (best know for her role as Samantha Jones in ‘Sex and the City’) talks about ageing, later life without children and single life over 50. She’s very candid about what this means for her and some of the content seems to apply just as well to men facing these type of issues, as it does to women. Continue reading “Kim Cattrall: on ageing, later life without children, and single life over 50”

The Power of Vulnerability

A friend put me onto this TED talk by Brené Brown a while ago. Since then I’ve shared it with lots of other people, watched other videos of hers on You Tube (more on vulnerability plus shame and resilience), and read some of her books: ‘Daring Greatly’ and ‘Rising Strong’.masks-827730_640

It’s an inspiring talk. Amongst other things, she talks about the importance of human connection and that it won’t happen unless we approach it wholeheartedly, with the courage to risk making ourselves vulnerable to others. Continue reading “The Power of Vulnerability”

A Walk Along the Promenade

Walking along the seafront here, today, I was reminded why I chose to move here. I’d toyed for years with the thought of moving to the coast ‘one day’ but, perhaps, in my head, that probably meant ‘when I retire’. I realised nine years ago, though, that there was nothing stopping me doing it there and then – so I did. Continue reading “A Walk Along the Promenade”

About Time

I recently watched the film ‘About Time’ – I love the concept of time travel and this is one of my favourites.time-800399_640

It had the usual themes of regret and the desire to go back do things differently – which haunt us all at times – but what really struck me was the father’s advice to his son to live each day twice: once normally, and then to go back again to really notice everything – if only we could do this for real, eh? Continue reading “About Time”

The Middle Passage

This is a book that was recommended to me a few years ago.  It’s by James Hollis, is rooted in Jungian psychology, and has the tagline “from misery to meaning in midlife“. Sounds a bundle of fun, I know!

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It’s not a very long book, but it’s packed with insight for anyone who thinks they might be having a mid-life crisis and I’ve recommended it to friends, family and clients. Continue reading “The Middle Passage”

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