The novel and the unusual

A week of wonder and sun, as we engaged in some novel activities. A trip to the beach, some spring cleaning and not only for humans, and a good laugh with three larger than life ladies. A different couple of days made for an interesting and energising time.

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Hope is the thing

This week was all about that little glimmer or spark that can ignite even the darkest of times. Hope. With World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September, this difficult topic is faced with the offer of hope as a means to build resilience and grit. Matthew shares his own personal story.

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Grappling with grit

A week of being out and sharing our work. We find ourselves back walking after more than four weeks off. An exploration of grit and resilience offers us ample opportunities to practise it.

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Resistance and relevance

More cold weather leads to gripes and complaints when resistance to what is takes over. Catching ourselves on the playground of negativity we turned to a more positive light and were reminded of the relevance of building emotional fitness.

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Dealing with disappointment

Warmer weather brought a bit of hope but disappointment stamped out the excitement and anticipation of long awaited trips and great games. While being tested to accept what is, we focused on some insights and motivation for building emotional fitness in the youth.

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What is a world without women?

A week where the bug baton was passed to Matthew, while the focus on women led us to ask the question: What needs to shift to make real change? A warm welcome for our retreat site visit and a splendid rugby performance rounded out a full and varied week.

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Faster horses and brighter candles

The week was full of opportunities to connect and communicate. There’s lots of the latter happening, as we market what we do into a world clamouring ever-more loudly for a different way. The highlight of the week was Matthew’s birthday weekend, a time of celebration with friends and family.

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Consistency, conversations and connecting

Winning is great but sometimes losing is better. Consistently getting up, showing up, doing it over better, together wins games, contracts and leads to success in the long run. Having meaningful conversations, on the other hand, connects us and helps build successful relationships.

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