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...

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...

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