Beliefs: Positive, Negative or Both?

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I tend to do a lot of deep thinking in the shower, and yesterday I found myself mulling over the way our beliefs can shape not just our decisions and behaviours, but who we are as individuals too.

As we grow up, we pick up certain beliefs or ideas about the world that stick with us into adult life – and even if we are aware of them, we rarely question them, simply taking them at face value. Continue reading

Kidney Stones

If you follow me ( Paul ) on Twitter ( twitter.com/lifcoach ) then you’ll know that recently I was rushed to hospital, as it turns out, I was passing a 4mm kidney stone. Now, I’m told that this is the closest pain to childbirth. Considering the amount of pain killers I was given, I certainly believe it was pretty close!

During my experience, I found myself on several occasions that I had to “check-in” with myself. I was finding that whilst the pain came in waves, sometimes I would be so busy shouting and screaming that I’d occasionally not notice that the pain has actually subsided! It got me thinking what else am I, or other people, trying to cope with that’s actually is no longer true.

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Putting more spontaneous celebration in your life

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and I’m sitting here in sunny Dublin, Ireland, wondering what is the best way to take in the tradition of the Big Green Celebration. And it’s got me thinking about what we celebrate in life, and more interestingly, when we celebrate.

By the time we reach adulthhood, we’re trained to follow the annual calendar of set times to celebrate: New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, your birthday or anniversary, and perhaps one or two other unique situations or occasions in the calendar. We also celebrate victories and milestones like a new job, a new home, a favourite sports team win, or a great performance at our child’s piano recital.

The point is that nearly all celebration is due to an event. An experience, a moment in time, and a reflection of time passing.  Something outside of us. It’s an event that is so exciting or significant, it just feels good to celebrate.

So what if we created more celebration — more spontaneous celebration — in our lives, just because we can. What would you celebrate? How would you celebrate?Continue reading