Into Minds

What's Stopping You?

Minds Aligned - Friday, November 24, 2017

Has there ever been a time in your life when you’ve really wanted to do something yet you’ve held back, delayed or not done it all?  If so, there are likely to be some underlying reasons or, just maybe, some excuses and I can certainly relate to that! Read more »

I'm Fine! It's All Good!

Minds Aligned - Friday, November 17, 2017

A topic that has been coming up in my conversations recently has been psychological safety.   It’s a term often used in relation to teams and broadly means that each person can speak and work in a way without fear of negative consequences or threat to self-image, status or career.  In other words, each team member’s creativity, contribution and innovation within guidelines is encouraged, and they feel accepted and respected by those around them. Read more »

Busy?

Minds Aligned - Friday, November 10, 2017

“How are you?  Busy?” Read more »

Be Happy

Minds Aligned - Friday, October 27, 2017

Mental creation always precedes physical creation” this quote from Stephen Covey highlights the very powerful impact of our own thinking. Consider this in these terms; your mindset is what you grow into. In other words what happens when you’re in your head, the thoughts you allow, nourish and develop is who you eventually become.  Read more »

It's Your Choice

Minds Aligned - Friday, October 20, 2017

It’ can be interesting to reflect on the choices we’ve made over our life so far and the result of those choices in retrospect.  If you decide to do that you may, like me, discover you have not always made the best choices at times and some may leave you wondering what you could have been thinking at the time (or rather not thinking!).  Read more »

No Man Is An Island

Minds Aligned - Friday, October 13, 2017

I was working with a group recently and part of the conversation was about the challenges people face when living remotely particularly on rural properties. Not just the challenges of the weather, location,water supplies or market price shifts for their particular crop or product but more about the physical and psychological ones. Read more »

Unplug Please

Minds Aligned - Friday, October 06, 2017

We have all listened to, or even been a part of, the ongoing commentary about how “young people these days seem to have no regard or respect for anyone other than themselves”. We have parents constantly battling with their teenagers and challenges with - what seems to be - a laissez faire approach to behaviour that would have received a severe reprimand or discipline of one sort or another not that long ago. Read more »

Companionship

Minds Aligned - Friday, September 29, 2017

We recently attended a wonderful event locally - Sunset Symphony in the Sunflowers.  It was held on a cane farm and a celebration of local food, music, dance and culture set amongst a field of sunflowers and an opportunity to learn more about the work of local cane farmer Simon Mattsson.   Read more »

What Are You Really Saying?

Minds Aligned - Friday, September 22, 2017

Words flow around us all day and every day. It is incredibly rare that there are moments of absolute silence given we tend to have a continuous conversation in our heads as much as we may be engaged in a conversation with others. Read more »

Social Anxiety

Minds Aligned - Friday, September 15, 2017

Have you ever been in a social setting surrounded by strangers that you’re supposed to talk to and found that you’ve broken into a sweat, your heart is pounding and you feel like heading for the nearest exit?  You may have what is described as social anxiety disorder or social phobia. Read more »