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Thought Creates the World…

“Thought creates the world and then says I didn’t do it.”

I hadn’t even heard of this quote until 5 months ago but I love it! It is a quote by David Bohm, one of the most influential physicists of the 20th century and a front runner in the field of quantum physics. I realised how true it is when I reflected on my resigning from a post a while back.  I was working my notice and was feeling quite disgruntled as I felt I had moved on in my head and then realised it was down to… Continue reading

It’s All Inside You

You are enough.  You have everything you need inside you.

The human condition is to search for happiness.  From the beginning of time people have told stories and handed them down through the ages.  Native American folklore shares great insights into the human condition.

An Old Sioux Legend describes how the Creator wanted to hide something from the humans until they were ready to see it.  He asked all the creatures of creation for their advice.  The eagle suggested taking it and hiding it on the highest mountain in the land.  But the Creator… Continue reading

Going With the Flow

I am learning to go with the flow! I have a confession to make: I was a real control freak. I say ‘real’ control freak because I didn’t realise I was one. I did things with the best of intentions. I felt that I should be able to make sure everyone was happy and OK.  I had unreal expectations of myself and situations and became frustrated if I couldn’t make things ‘right’. These irrational thoughts and perfectionist expectations led to high stress levels. But now I’m free and am stepping into stillness. So what have I stopped doing and… Continue reading

Space for Thought

Space for thought was illustrated to me in a very abstract way yesterday.  We were in VERY slow traffic, as I was driving my daughter to a dance show during rush hour, and approaching a roundabout.  There was a large gap about five cars ahead of us but it really didn’t make any difference as the traffic was so slow.  Suddenly, I saw the car behind pull out and thought it must be turning right as I had just noticed a training ground down there.  Then I thought it must be parking across the road… Continue reading

I Have Won the Lottery!

WOW! I’m so excited, I don’t know where to begin.  I have won the lottery.  I feel like I’ve won a million pounds.  No, I haven’t won the National Lottery but I feel like I am winning the ‘Lottery of Life’. 

People who have known me for years will know that I often had dark thoughts, thought that I had to strive for everything.  I am so excited that I have found that this is not so.

Having discovered Life Coaching was miraculous enough but now it has moved to a completely different level and… Continue reading

Overthinking: 10 Tips to Break Free

Many people I have met, of varying ages, are prone to ‘overthinking’ at times. Some spend more time than others doing this.  Whilst it is good to be in touch with your thoughts and feelings, if you spend long periods of time constantly analysing them it can lead to feeling stuck in negative thoughts and feelings.  You create problems that aren’t even there.  This increase in stress makes your thinking more rigid and your decisions can often be forced.

Overthinking can also hold you in fear.  You are either stuck in the past with negative voices… Continue reading

10 Ideas to Practice Kindness

Kindness is all around us.  It is easy not to notice it in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  For the last two weeks I have been journaling 10 things each day that I am grateful for and WOW is it making me notice kindness from others and making me kinder to them too. I am really noticing and appreciating; politeness, good service, friendliness and thoughtfulness from others. It has made me think about how I interact with others and the impact our actions have on each other.  Here are 10 ideas… Continue reading

Are You a Perfect Mother?

As a mother, do you take time for yourself? Do you spend money on yourself or do you see this as selfish?  I used to. I used to think that my existence once I had a baby was all about my child and I wanted to be a ‘perfect mother’.  I still worked full-time and in fact that made things worse for me because then I felt I had to be ‘Superwoman’.  Needless to say, I couldn’t keep it up and it affected my health.

I began to realise that trying to be a perfect mother is… Continue reading

Positive Thinking, Positive Living Workshop

Aurora Life Coaching is pleased to announce the launch of a one day workshop – Positive Thinking, Positive Living – in Watford on 11th February 2016, 9.30 am – 3.00 pm

My workshop is for people from all walks of life to be inspired to live a happy and fulfilled life and learn how to make positive, meaningful change.

Do you find yourself thinking the worst?  Is the glass half-empty? Do you describe yourself as pessimistic or realistic?

The way you think can have an impact on your overall health and wellbeing, affect how happy and fulfilled you feel,… Continue reading

The Act of Giving

What does the act of giving mean to you?  Does it mean making a donation to a charity of your choice?  How do you feel when you make a donation? How do you feel when you give?  How do you give?  Do you give without realising?

Giving has been identified as one way to improve your wellbeing.  It means looking outward rather than inwardly.  Any acts of kindness can help make connections with others.  Being connected has also been identified as another contributing factor to wellbeing and is a great happiness habit to… Continue reading

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