Starfish Story

Starfish Story

This is a well-known story, but whether you are familiar with it or not, here’s a lovely reminder: A huge storm had blown through the seaside town, and the water had risen high and thrown huge amounts of debris – seaweed, sticks, and thousands upon thousands on starfish onto the sand. They were far out of the the water and as the sun started to come up, it was clear that they were...

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Wolves

Wolves

There’s a old story about a Cherokee elder, speaking to his grandson, carefully explaining to the child one of life’s truths. “Inside me, there is a terrible battle. I have two wolves. And they fight at each other all the time.” “One of these wolves is terrible. He is fear, and shame. He’s hate, and jealousy, and rage. He’s despair, and sorrow, and...

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Smell a Rat Story?

Smell a Rat Story?

A RAT Story is special. A rat story is one that is so close to your heart and to your very identity that you will probably struggle to even see that it is a story. A normal story that you tell yourself to justify why you ate that cookie or why your spouse is a jerk or why you deserve that parking space is just a little variation on a thought theme. A rat is petted, and stroked, and taken care of....

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Boiled frogs

Boiled frogs

(Disclaimer: no frogs were harmed in the making of this blog) So, one of life’s great questions, and I bet you didn’t even realise it, is “How do you boil a frog?” You’d think, wouldn’t you that you just get a pot of boiling water. Add a frog. and voila! end of discussion. But no… you see, if you do that, then the frog will LEAP OUT IMMEDIATELY…...

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About a Squirrel

About a Squirrel

Squirrels?! How do squirrels relate to coaching? Well, it is a sad fact that these rather skittish and nimble creatures often get squashed on highways. A puzzle indeed. A squirrel can spend some time happily on one side of the highway, in the grass and undergrowth there, and really get to know it. Maybe even store and miraculously remember where some stashed nuts are in the area. But at some...

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