Happy New Year

I was lucky to take a holiday between Christmas and New Year. It was a time to spend with family and friends, to catch up on a few jobs around the house that there is never time for during the working week and an opportunity to refresh myself.

No emails, no twitter, no Blackberry – an opportunity to switch off completely and enjoy being present in the here and now.

I feel like the spring bulbs that have been resting beneath the earth in my garden over the last nine months. Some of them are just starting to send up shoots that in a few months will burst into the world as subtle snowdrops, colourful crocuses and dazzling daffodils.

I believe that all of us need this chance to switch off and to refresh so that we can emerge to dazzle ourselves and others. This is within our own control rather than relying on luck or chance – we create our own luck so how are you going to create yours this year?

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