Learning to gently hold your dreams

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 17/06/2014   |   Categories: Career Development, Inspiration

I believe there is great value in knowing and embracing your dreams, even if we do not act on them. Without acknowledging our dreams, our passions and knowing what we love in life, we ignore a part of ourselves. Our energy is drained, and our satisfaction with what we have compromised. Read more...

Why do I feel guilty when someone else lets me down?

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 10/06/2014   |   Categories: Inspiration, Mindfulness

Disappointment, like all emotions, is a part of work and life. How we choose to deal with it is what puts us on the path to greater satisfaction and joy in life. Read more...

The importance of time out, re-creation and play

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 03/06/2014   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Inspiration, Mindfulness

When was the last time you did something just for yourself? Not for your friends, family or pets. Not for your professional development or career. Not for your home, bank account or basic personal needs. When was the last time you did something which was entirely for you – because it gave you pleasure, satisfied your curiosity, inspired you or just felt good. Read more...

Journey with my inner critic

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 27/05/2014   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Compassion, Inspiration, New Business

Our inner judge or critic is a powerful force to disturb our inner sense of balance. No matter what is happening in your outer world if there is a voice in your head that tells you something is wrong, you will struggle to maintain any sense of inner peace and calm. Read more...

When too many choices pull you off balance

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 20/05/2014   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Decision Making, Inspiration, Intuition

It is OK to know what you want to and to take action to get it, but you will be happier if you can learn to accept the world as it is and that you can be satisfied with what is in front of you. That is not the same as just accepting or putting up with any old thing, but rather trusting that at any time you will have exactly the right options from which to choose. Read more...

Finding balance in our busy lives

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 13/05/2014   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Career Development, Coaching, Inspiration, Making change, Mindfulness

Bringing your life into balance is often not about adding more activities into your life or stopping any one thing. It is more about learning the life skills to be present with whatever is going on in your life at any moment, and then looking within to see what needs to shift to increase your satisfaction. Read more...

Authentic leadership – how to live a life of meaning and purpose

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 01/04/2014   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Career Development, Inspiration, Leadership, New Business

Without the contribution of leaders who stepped up when they felt the call we would not have the social and creative innovations that enrich our lives.......Being an authentic leader is one way to live a life of meaning and purpose: a life that is aligned with your unique values, satisfies your inherent needs, and to make a lasting contribution to the world. Read more...

Letting go

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 25/03/2014   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Career Development, Decision Making, Facilitation, Inspiration, Mindfulness

Today when we travel we consciously decide how connected we need to be with the world we leave behind. Do we take ipad, iphone, haggle for free wifi, update Facebook and Twitter or simply let go and let the world revolve without my input for a week or so..........But sometimes there is exquisite joy in letting go. Read more...

Do you have a want, need or desire?

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 18/03/2014   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Career Development, Decision Making, Inspiration, Intuition, New Business, Strategic Planning

You may not have the best of everything to make the change you want to in your life, but should that stop you from making a start? Read more...

Where in the world will I go next?

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 11/03/2014   |   Categories: Career Development, Decision Making, Inspiration, Intuition, Mindfulness, New Business

A great career will not always meet every want, need or desire all the time, but you are more likely to feel satisfied if it meets some of your most priority needs and values for that time of your life. Knowing your values and needs allows you to make more powerful choices. Read more...

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