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Resilience Alphabet – P is for Pause and Praise

All over the country last night, as has become a national habit, people were clapping for those who are seeking to look after us in many ways during this time. As in all times of crisis, there are many hidden … Continue reading

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Resilience Alphabet – O is for Openness

If I had been asked to write an article called “A week in the life of an Executive Coach” a few weeks ago, I imagine it would have been very different to the one I would write if I were … Continue reading

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Resilience Alphabet – N is for ‘No’

There is a well known saying “If you need something done, ask a busy person.” The last few weeks have created an interesting phenomenon in the workplace, and perhaps elsewhere. Some people are working 16 hour days and have done … Continue reading

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Resilience Alphabet – M is for Move

I wonder how well you have been taking care of your own resilience over the last couple of weeks amidst all the pressures you may be facing, particularly if you are on the front line of dealing with COVID-19. Some … Continue reading

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Resilience Alphabet – L is for Let it Go

Right at the start of our personal resilience alphabet we explored the value of acceptance and adaptability. We are back on a similar theme today. At the start of this period there was a sudden and significant change of gear … Continue reading

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Resilience Alphabet – K is for Kind

If you have been following this Blog, you will know that one of the hashtags is #bekindtoyoutoo. So you will not be surprised that today we are thinking about kindness in all its forms. I’m reminded of a quote by … Continue reading

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Resilience Alphabet – G is for Gratitude and Generosity

As we continue to focus on Personal Resilience these two words are like twins for me. Gratitude for what we have (and often take for granted) and Generosity with what we have. Today’s personal resilience challenge is to take a … Continue reading

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Resilience Alphabet – F is for Four Minute Holiday

This picture was taken last year, and I love the expectation on the little faces looking at the beauty of the bright daffodils on a dark night. It is so symbolic of where we might be at the moment, looking … Continue reading

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Resilience Alphabet – E is for Energy and Exercise

I’m curious about what energises you – and I appreciate you may not immediately think of exercise! At this time we may be feeling the pressure of the work we do if it is on the front line, or the … Continue reading

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Resilience Alphabet – D is for Downtime

I spoke with a client last Monday morning who was onto her 14th Day in a row at work. I imagine given the role she has that if I were to speak to her tomorrow that number may well have … Continue reading

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