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Stepping Out of Lockdown

By Clare Wildman / 12th April 2021 / Comments Off on Stepping Out of Lockdown

I’ve mentioned the Comfort\Stretch\Panic zone model before and here I’m going to use it to explain how stepping out of Lockdown could effect us in different ways.  This is a great tool to use and it’s going to be really useful for understanding some of the changes that we may be experiencing now.   Let’s have…

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Holiday at Home

By Clare Wildman / 23rd March 2021 / Comments Off on Holiday at Home

My holiday at home experiment was… interesting! There must be an art to making staying at home feel like a genuine holiday.  After all you are still surrounded by jobs and chores so it is difficult to switch off.  If you go away you can’t even see that the bathroom floor needs cleaning, the windows…

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In a world full of advice

By Clare Wildman / 13th June 2019 / Comments Off on In a world full of advice

A comment made by a friend over dinner the other night about some advice she had been given has triggered one of my pondering sessions…. Having started a new role she is now working from home for some of the time and was telling me that she has been advised to setup an office space…

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Eat That Frog

By Clare Wildman / 26th July 2018 / Comments Off on Eat That Frog

‘Eat That Frog’ and make progress with your to-do list There are many tools and tips out there for beating procrastination and getting down to tackling the to do list. Perhaps the most intriguing and fun sounding is Brian Tracey’s Eat that Frog. If you regularly use to do lists you probably have that one…

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Life Tools Box

By Clare Wildman / 15th January 2018 / Comments Off on Life Tools Box

Sometimes all we need to help us get back on track is the right tool. In the tips and tools section I’ll share with you some of the best life tools that I use in the coaching room so that you can use them for yourself at home. Life Tools for you to use at…

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New Year Resolutions, New Options

By Clare Wildman / 3rd January 2017 / Comments Off on New Year Resolutions, New Options

New Year, New Options New options is the way I prefer to see the whole business of New Year resolutions. After all the idea is about creating something different for the year ahead. There is something inspiring about that first blank page of the calendar.  A fresh start, a new beginning.  Of course we can…

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Take a break – is it time for a holiday?

By Clare Wildman / 30th November 2016 / Comments Off on Take a break – is it time for a holiday?

Are you ready for a break?  It looks as though Pickle is! I’ve never really understood the whole ‘rest is for the weak’ approach. I know some people thrive on very little sleep but for me it’s essential.  Some industries seem to value the hours of work put in rather than the quality of it. …

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Three tips to reduce overwhelm, now

By Clare Wildman / 31st October 2016 / Comments Off on Three tips to reduce overwhelm, now

It’s 3pm on Monday as I write this and overwhelm has already struck (and to think I normally love Monday).  Does that sound familiar?  Along with all the usual work and home stuff I’ve signed up for two online programs for work, I’ve got a growing list of books I want to read, I’m developing a…

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Time – Our Quest for More

By Clare Wildman / 18th December 2015 / Comments Off on Time – Our Quest for More

Time – if only I had more but do we really need it? How many times do you hear the plea “I wish I had more time” or ” I wish I had more hours in the day”? Talk to anyone these days and it seems they are struggling to keep up.  I wonder how…

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Feel Good Films

By Clare Wildman / 18th October 2015 / Comments Off on Feel Good Films

How many times have you watched a feel good film only to realise that there is a hidden story?  Usually a moral or a tip for life, just like Aesop’s fables.  It’s often the case in films for children and animations like Disney. My friend and coach, Elaine Mitchell, mentioned this recently in a post…

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