Having the courage to live an authentic life

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 02/09/2014   |   Categories: Career Development, Inspiration, New Business

Every day as my clients find themselves walking the path to their authentic self, I am inspired by their courage and willingness to go into the unknown. Read more...

Should I stay or should I go?

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 26/08/2014   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Career Development, Decision Making, Inspiration, Intuition

There is often no one reason for leaving a job, a relationship or group that no longer serves your best interests – by that I mean it is no longer in line with your authentic self. However one reason not to stay is because you cannot answer the question: If I am not doing this, what else should I do? Read more...

Who do you let out to play?

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 12/08/2014   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Career Development, Inspiration

If you sense you are becoming someone you don’t want to be – chances are it’s because you are not letting a part of yourself express itself in your life. Read more...

High costs of seeking approval

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 04/08/2014   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Coaching, Inspiration

Seeking approval is no way to live your life – at work or at home. Approval cannot be trusted. It can be withdrawn or withheld at any time and comes at too high a cost. Read more...

Creating space

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 29/07/2014   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Inspiration

Creating space is giving yourself a break from your habitual ways of thinking and behaving, allowing something new to arise. This may be something about your authentic self that may otherwise be suppressed and submerged, something which may have great value for you. Read more...

If it’s worth doing it’s worth doing badly

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 22/07/2014   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Compassion, Inspiration

If you feel that you are falling under the pressures of life, then give yourself a break. Acknowledge that you are human, and make a choice to live a happier and more fulfilled life. Read more...

Doing the little things while we wait

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 15/07/2014   |   Categories: Compassion, Inspiration, Making change, Mindfulness

I believe that patience is the key to long-lasting creation and change. We may gain an insight in a moment but it takes kindness and self-compassion to re-train ourselves to integrate that insight into our lives. Often something comes to light in an intense experience (like a retreat or workshop) and then fades in the daylight. It needs to be held, gently, like our dreams. Read more...

Taking a step back to discover something new

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 08/07/2014   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Compassion, Inspiration, Mindfulness

Sometimes we need to take a few steps back before going forward. This might include giving ourselves permission to indulge old habits for a while or accept that we just do not know what to do next. Stepping back lets us find a higher ground and a better way forward. Read more...

When nothing seems to work, start doing nothing

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 01/07/2014   |   Categories: Inspiration, Making change, Mindfulness

If you are really feeling stuck in some area of your life that is sapping your happiness, creativity, energy and satisfaction, I invite you to try these 10 steps to improve your chance of making a lasting change in your life. Read more...

Being happy for 100 days

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 24/06/2014   |   Categories: Inspiration, Mindfulness

Sometimes change is not a major upheaval or struggle. It is not spending lots of money, disrupting your and others routines, or taking stressful risks. It is doing something small and sustainable each day, over time that shifts the way you feel and therefore how you see the world. Read more...

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