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Shirley's blog

"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark" - Victor Hugo

Change your Mind – Change your Life

Replacing Negativity with Positivity…..   How many times a day do you see the negative as opposed to the positive in all aspects around you, whether that is the workplace, family or society as a whole. Researchers, including Martin Seligman, Barbara Fredrickson, and Christopher Peterson, have shown biological reasons for […]


Every Winner has scars

Are you a Winner? As Herbert Casson says, “Every winner has scars” and although we don’t necessarily want to go through the pain of failure it is part of the journey of winning and being a success. How many times have you started a new project, a new business, a […]


Good Communications must be H.O.T.

Every day we may find ourselves in a position of starting a new conversation with a potential friend, client, colleague etc but how often do you think about where the conversation is going to go? Communication takes work. A lot of it. How often have you walked away from a […]


If I were born a Man?

If I were born a man….. A brief interlude this morning with a lovely couple who were celebrating their forty-second wedding anniversary presented their thoughts of not hearing emotional and intellect in the same sentence very often and subsequently asked me the question ‘if I were born a man would […]


How emotional is your intelligence?

Think It. Feel It. Do It. We probably all know people, either at work or in our personal lives, who are really good listeners. No matter what kind of situation we’re in, they always seem to know just what to say – and how to say it – so that […]