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The Art of Choice #7

Would you rather be the chess player – the master of choice or JUST a chess piece on the board of life? When we’re at the centre of our universe – making self promoting choices and designing our reality – … Read More

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Fight or Flight response – friend or foe?

This omnipresent emotional response is universally shared by everyone in one way or another. You can learn how to harness this useful resource by simply using your imagination in a more meaningful way. Listen and follow the principles of sports … Read More

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Cultural Provocateur – whats it all about then?

“Your mission is not to sedate, but to awaken, to disturb, to communicate, to command, to instigate, and even to provoke.” These are the words of George Lois, a hero of mine. Not only a remarkable business man, ad man … Read More

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Fear of Public Speaking – Breathing

Breathing: part 1 of your Pre-Speech Routine for fear of public speaking. Are you controlled by your breath or are you controlling your breathing? We can consciously and mindfully breath, we can be present when we breath – this allows … Read More

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Fear of Public Speaking – Power Voice

Power Voice: part 3 of your Pre-Speech Routine for fear of public speaking. How can we use the power of our voice to add gravitas to the overall communication? Watch this video for a couple of examples of this…..then practice!

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The Art of Choice #6

What is it that we want in this world more than anything? We are born with a genetic blueprint that drives us to connect with the outside world and we do this very effectively. Mirror neurons in the brain mean … Read More

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Knowing your inner child – a letter by Ted Hughes to his son

Ive been writing and talking about the relationships and conflicts within for awhile, the connect between the conscious and unconscious, the rational and irrational, the practical and emotional pieces of who we are. A wonderful metaphor to understand and work … Read More

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Fear of Public Speaking – Smiling

Smiling: part 4 of your Pre-Speech Routine for fear of public speaking. Smiling is contagious – same as when a butterfly flaps its wings in Japan we get a thunderstorm in London – when we smile it travels…. Follow the … Read More

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The Art of Choice #5

Knowing Myself: Once we can accept the responsibility for ourselves and accept that we are on a journey, that we don’t have all the answers yet, then we can start to delve deeper into the Art of Choice. The first … Read More

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Walking east London #1

Things that are meditative – walking, playing and mindfulness. Put them together and my next section is born. I love to walk and explore! Most of us walk quickly and with purpose, to work, on our break, to the bank … Read More

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Top 5 – best (affordable) restaurants in East London

I love food, let me say that again – I love food. The only thing I love more than food, is someone bringing me my food! The holy grail of the dining experience for me is 3 fold: Great food, … Read More

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The Art of Choice #4

The Importance of Choice: I believe that the natural spirit of human nature is one of joy, truth and beauty but somewhere along the way we have moved very far away from that state. To me this shift in our … Read More

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The Paradox of Perfection #3

Unhelpful Rules & Perfectionism: Although many rules are healthy and useful, unhelpful rules are inflexible, rigid, and unreasonable. Rigid rules and inaccurate assumptions can cause people to hold unrealistic expectations about themselves and others, which if unmet may bring about … Read More

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Left Brain v’s Right Brain …. a song, a story, a performance

Bo Burnham is a young talent musician, comedian and performer. He is one of my Heros! Warning: Some strong language in this performance. I would encourage anyone to watch more or all of his work. It can be found on … Read More

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The Art of Choice #3

Detachment: Detachment is a great place to begin. Detachment doesn’t mean cutting off and it doesn’t mean running away. It means learning to separate two different things; the world outside and the world inside. Outside is my job, bank manager, … Read More

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