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When a New Door Opens…

Something was in the air – totally unexpected and unplanned!
Most definitely a new door had opened up in front of me… Very scary, very tempting and very much pushing past the comfort zone… What should I do? What would you do?

The link between mind and body

Do you know some of the problems that we can have when our body and mind connection is out of sync? The mind-body connection can be a vicious or a virtuous circle! And, guess what, we can choose how we influence this for the better… Don’t we all want to live a happier, healthier, bouncier life?

Sleep, essential for your Success

I have been suffering from exhaustion recently, I was so tired I was getting dizzy spells – not good for anyone – and definitely not good for me! I know full well the dangers and problems of not getting enough sleep, I coach people on it for goodness sake, so why wasn’t I listening to my own pearls of wisdom?

Balancing Negativity

Bad news people – our brains naturally have a negative bias! BUT the good news, we can change that and balance out our mind and the way the brain thinks. How can we do that? Well….

Dealing with stress and anxiety through wellness

During 2019 79% of workers experienced stress at work resulting in sleeping problems, reduced confidence, low motivation and less time at work. Why does focusing on wellness help us? Because if we approach wellness properly, we achieve physical, mental and emotional balance…

Channel your mind for Success

“When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.”
– Shannon L Alder

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Behind the Scenes

Working Abroad

The advantages? Cultural, financial, personal satisfaction and vastly enhanced career opportunities
The benefits are numerous: visiting a new country, discovering a new culture, often learning a new language, meeting some truly wonderful people, making lifelong friends and normally giving your career a real boost as well! Not

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

For me, its the psychology behind acquiring real ease, fluency, comfort and being at home in another language – not just stepping into their shoes and becoming a native, but feeling so at ease that its like putting your slippers on.  I was trained by the great man himself, and really did have the experience of seeing him with several different pairs of slippers, each of which he slipped on with equal ease and comfort!  

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How Mind-Body Health Increases Success

Do you consider yourself successful? What do you think helps to be a success? Apart from skills, talents and knowledge what is the key to being able to perform and do well, achieve your objectives and have ever better results? The absolute fundamental, can’t-do-without, essential is good mind-body health!

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Language Learning Beliefs

Beliefs, Modelling and Motivation… Do you know what yours are?
Here are some brief insights into thought-provoking exercises and techniques to successfully overcome barriers, facilitate fluency and find your goals and motivations to really gain momentum in language learning

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The importance of daily mindfulness

“When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves.” – Jack Kornfield
Everyone bangs on about mindfulness and too much time spent on mobile phones, laptops, electronic gadgets etc but I honestly think that many of you, being younger than me, simply don’t have any concept of life without these

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A Reverse Wake-UP Call!

A short piece in a major Sunday newspaper caught my eye with the heading ‘Retail boss blames her insomnia on email’. The item goes on to begin, ‘One of Britain’s leading businesswomen reveals today that she had to seek the help of a psychologist to cure her insomnia’.

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What have you done right

What Have You Done Right?

Do you normally think about what you have done right and pat yourself on the back or beat yourself up for all the ‘wrong’ things that happen?
Does grumpy sometimes become your middle name?
Well….

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The Chameleon

I met the ultimate language fluency chameleon in the creator of OPAL – I had the enormous good fortune to study under, and be trained by, the man himself…  

Listening to him, watching him, his culture, his attitude, his movement, I swear he is an American, then a Brazilian, then a Frenchman… I am so confused!

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Mindfulness vs Medication

DO THIS: Focus on ‘living in the now’, ‘keeping your thoughts in the present’, focusing on the here and now’, ‘appreciating the present moment’.
STOP THIS: Feeling regret / guilt about the past that can’t be changed – Too late, they have already been and gone! Don’t invent potential disastrous consequences for what might (and extremely probably won’t) happen in the future.

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Integration or Repudiation

Who wants to spend time  with someone they don’t understand, who refuses to accept their way of life, their beliefs, their taboos, their evaluation of socially correct behaviour, their interests, their traditions, their heritage AND their humour!  

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