I should be grateful…

  The terrible “shoulds” – an obstacle to gratitude “I should be grateful I even have a job in this economy.” Ah, the terrible “shoulds”. Those insidious feelings  – what you are supposed to do, think and feel.  Many coaching clients feel guilty about what they have when there are so many people in worseContinue reading “I should be grateful…”

Presentation Zen in practice

  In mid June, my husband received a phone call from the 6th grade teacher at our daughter’s school. “Shinkai san, do you think your wife would be able to make a presentation about england to the 5th and 6th graders on the day before the summer holidays? With the Rio Olympics coming up, theContinue reading “Presentation Zen in practice”

Metamorphosis – How and Why We Change – Book Review

“Each day we wake slightly altered and the person we were yesterday is dead”

– John Updike, On Being a Self Forever
In Metamorphosis: How and Why We Change, Polly Morland uses nineteen stories of personal change to discuss how the metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly happens.

What it feels like to return to work after maternity leave – a message for managers

To all the managers in Japan who have parents returning to work this week… Hang on! Let’s be realistic and start again. To all the managers in Japan who have mothers returning to work this week after maternity leave, Below is a post I shared on a Facebook group last week after I dropped my daughter off for herContinue reading “What it feels like to return to work after maternity leave – a message for managers”