How are you doing? After the New Year rush, things are starting to slow down for many of us. I strongly dislike mainstream trends, so now that most people have stopped talking about resolutions, I am just diving into the idea of change for wellbeing. What is health? What does it mean to be well? How do we rest, restore the balance and build up our capacity to not just function but also enjoy life? What does it mean to thrive? What does it mean to rest?
How are you doing? How was this year for you? December marks the end of the year, a time of slowing down and reflection. I am spending most of my free time looking back at the year 2022 with a heavy heart. If you know me, you may find this surprising: I am, in fact, a sceptical optimist – optimist nonetheless. However, in order to move forward, look into the future and change, I find it incredibly important to pause and assess the past twelve months. Since I started blogging in 2004, I have also used the December time for written, public summaries, so here it is.
How are you doing? I hope this email finds you safe and well. Most people I talk to these days find themselves surprised by the upcoming holidays and feel exhausted, so I hope that you can take care of yourselves and check in with your friends and colleagues. I sense the need for good, deep, soft wintering this year: slower pace, gentle candlelight, pampering evenings, more kindness, gratitude and companionship (by this, I also mean allowing ourselves time for stillness to reconnect with ourselves). I hope you can find ways to do so. Slow down and go softly.
Welcome to the November Newsletter
How are you? Welcome to our September Newsletter. How are you doing these days? I am asking this because the leading pattern I am experiencing these days is dysfunction, and it affects me very badly. It requires a lot of grounding. I hear from my friends and clients about a multitude of severe communication challenges and smaller or larger acts of dysfunction. Some of it is justified: let’s face it, …
Welcome to our August Newsletter.
August tends to feel hectic to me: on the one hand, we all slow down, things feel quiet, and we are all supposed to be resting and taking time off; on the other hand, it’s gone before we know it! This summer silence comes with a wave of stress when things suddenly speed up in September. And we start to feel ever so low suddenly.
Welcome to our July Newsletter. I am writing this from a hotel room in Exeter this month, as I am finishing the last part of my counselling course. As I am standing on the edge of this life cycle (that is what I like to call the significant moments of my life journey), I feel the new phase on the horizon: another cycle is about to begin too. I am becoming a qualifying liberation counsellor soon, and I cannot be more humbled, excited and equipped. Eager to start the work in my own capacity and continue it for the charities I volunteer at as well.
Welcome to our June Newsletter.
Happy Pride Month! In line with the month of shedding our binary bias, I have signed up with the wonderful team of Pearn Kandola for their series of webinars on the topic of LGBTQ+-friendly organisations. I am still struggling with my binary setup at times, and I am trying hard to change it. I usually start by reminding myself that I MAY BE WRONG, and that’s OK. I like those training sessions because they are inclusive and full of practical tips.
Welcome to our May Newsletter. This month, due to my work travels, our newsletter is a little bit later. Please, accept my apologies for that. I was supporting the AI with Trust Conference in Geneva and re-connecting with my tech and coaching friends and clients – which, after five years of therapeutic studies, feels like a perfect arrival to a balanced work.
Welcome to our April Newsletter.
It’s spring, and many of us feel exhausted, detached, and quite tired. It’s been a long two years now. So this month, I intend to understand why we disconnect and sometimes even dissociate from the overwhelming messages we access online and through our friends. Why do we choose to disengage from the news? Why do we prefer a state of inertia over a healthy connection with balanced, curated access to trusted sources and to…well, facts? And when does this connection feel simply too much to carry?