What’s News?

By | September 27th, 2012|Changing Habits, Education/children, Film, Interviews|

Yesterday's news is no longer today's chip paper: with the advance of technology we can see and hear the news time and time again.  In an effort to compete for readers and viewers it seems that the media is prepared to do almost anything, but what is the cost?  I talk to Life coach Graham Russell about 'news' and the impact on all of us, as we ask the question, is it time for an alternative? In Conversation: Julie Mann and Graham Russell from Graham Russell on Vimeo.

Celebrating the Feminine

By | May 7th, 2011|Changing Habits, Environment, Film, Masculine/Feminine, Relationships, Uncategorized|

For many years the 'feminine' has not been celebrated.  In this moving film, Dear Woman, men talk about their desire to change that. Do let me know your thoughts. Speak soon ......

Our words shape our reality…..

By | April 14th, 2011|Anger, Changing Habits, Environment, Film, Habits, Peace|

Our words matter.  What we say has an impact not only on ourselves , but on everything around us. Our words can literally shape our reality. Watch this extraordinary film to see what I mean.... Speak soon.....

Pulling together

By | March 31st, 2011|Being in the Now, Film, Relationships, Uncategorized|

You may have noticed that I haven't blogged for a while now.  I've been rather busy moving out of my house and settling into a new chapter in my life.  During the process I have been really struck by the support and love I have had from family and friends.  It's been truly wonderful. Yesterday a friend sent me a little film all about geese and the way they are there for one another.  In the film below you will see that each goose benefits by helping another..beautiful...what fantastic teachers! Click on the link below and enjoy...(approx 3 mins) The Power of Pulling Together Speak soon ....

Look into your heart

By | July 30th, 2010|Film, Listening, Music|

Do you take the time to listen to your heart? Trusting our thoughts and emotions may not lead us to make decisions that really serve us. Most of our thoughts are based on our past experiences, and our emotions are connected to those thoughts.  Our thoughts can really limit us, because we often make new decisions based on things not 'working out' in the past, and there is a fear of repeating history. For example, every time we look at being in a new relationship, what's right there, may be thoughts and feelings about all the other relationships we've had in the past. If it's a first relationship, there may be inherited thoughts, or generalisations, based on other peoples experiences; such [...]

Hi Ho Silver!

By | July 14th, 2010|Changing Habits, Film|

Do you spend your time trying to 'rescue' situations, or people?  Do you  'steam in' sometimes, without really thinking about the consequences? A friend of mine, read me an extract from a book she was reading, and I was left with a powerful visual image. Some of you may not be familiar with the Lone Ranger; a character from the fifties, who wore a mask and rode on horse back, 'saving the day'; so  here  is the Lone Ranger in action. I haven't  seen any Lone Ranger footage for years, but watching that clip, I can really see just how frantic his behaviour was. Of course good had to triumph over evil, but if we were to behave like that [...]

Are you living in the past, the present, or the future?

By | June 15th, 2010|Changing Habits, Film|

Although it's not really possible to live in any moment, other than the present moment, our thoughts and emotions can get in the way of us experiencing what's really going on in the 'here and now'. If you miss out on 'right now',  life can get to feel a bit like 'groundhog day'; the same old thing, day in day out. Live your life focasing on the past, or waiting for the future, and before you know it the years will have passed by, and you'll be too old to do the things you always dreamed of doing, when you were young! Sometimes it takes a traumatic event to happen; like illness or loss; before individuals wake up to their life. [...]

Embrace your inner girl

By | May 11th, 2010|Film, Masculine/Feminine|

According to Jungian psychology, whether we are male or female, we each have a masculine and a feminine side to us. 'The balance of male and female makes us whole. We all have a feminine side and a masculine side to us. In Jungian psychology, it is termed the anima and animus: the male has an inner feminine, while the female has an inner masculine. This makes total sense, as we all come from both the masculine and the feminine - a mother and a father: egg and sperm. Neither is more or less important than the other - they simply offer us different and very necessary parts of our being.'  Ayal Hurst A great friend of mine sent me this [...]

Compassion & Empathy

By | April 28th, 2010|Anger, Film|

Sometimes it can be really challenging to have compassion for someone, who is angry or suffering. Being empathetic, and putting yourself in their shoes, can really take some practice too. I often talk about the importance of being able to identify our feelings, so that we can get to what's underneath. Conflict only arises when our needs are not being met. Here is a film of Marshall Rosenberg, talking about empathy, and his experience of dealing with conflict, using Non Violent Communication. (just under 10 minutes) This 2nd film is called The Charter for Compassion.  (2 mins)  I hope both these films will inspire you. Please do share them with others. Speak soon .......

Do you procrastinate?

By | April 15th, 2010|Changing Habits, EFT, Film|

The other day someone asked me for some help with their habit of Procrastinating.  I decided to go to  Wikipedia and see what it had to say about Procrastination. Here is Wikipedias definition:- Procrastination refers to the counterproductive deferment of actions or tasks to a later time. Psychologists often cite such behavior as a mechanism for coping with the anxietyassociated with starting or completing any task or decision.[1] There are three criteria for a behavior to be classified as procrastination: it must be counterproductive, needless, and delaying.[2] Procrastination may result in stress, a sense of guilt and crisis, severe loss of personal productivity, as well as societal disapproval for not meeting responsibilities or commitments. These feelings combined may promote further procrastination. [...]

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