Often clients reach out to me at a point of ‘I’ve had enough’. The words ‘I have had enough’ imply that someone has reached the end of their tether, that it’s an end of a line that is negative, a sense of ‘I no longer want to go on’. I have always seen this as a breakthrough point in my clients, but never fully understood the facts and and science behind it, until reading Dr David Hamilton's book 'I Heart Me'.
Joseph Heller said, " Every writer I know has trouble writing." I know I often have trouble writing at home when the demands of the day and life take over. That's why I invest in attending regular writing retreats. It's where I make headway on major writing projects each year and where I am my most productive.
I'm gonna get radical. For a few minutes, lets forget fashion mags, new season trends, mannequins in store windows. That's right - forget them. Lets forget the advice of attentive sales people. Lets forget what we 'should' be wearing at our age. I've curated 12 mantras for the authentically dressed wardrobe-rules rebel...
I listened to an interview with the writer Jon Ronson, who described one of the dangers of social media, and particularly Twitter , as akin to 'sleepwalking into a surveillance society'. He was referring to some of the high profile cases where ill advised tweets have led to trial by the mob. Here are some of my reflections on the issues, pitfalls and benefits of social media, for young and old alike.