Author archive for John Shackleton

  • How are you feeling?

    By John Shackleton on November 7, 2018
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    I expect you’ll be asked a question like this many times a day, and how do you usually respond? Fine, yes good thank you, I’m OK – thanks for asking. But let me ask you a question: How are you feeling? NO REALLY – Exactly how do you feel right now? Just take 10 seconds to scan your body for […]
  • How did you sleep?

    By John Shackleton on April 9, 2018
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    “Your life is a reflection of how you sleep, and how you sleep is a reflection of your life.” -Dr. Rafael Pelayo Do you sometimes wake up in the middle of the night unable to get back to sleep because you’ve got a thousand things on your mind? Some scientific studies suggest that up to 40% of people are complaining […]
  • How are you doing?

    By John Shackleton on March 20, 2018
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    Holy sh#t, I’m stressed to the eyeballs! This is what a client said recently when I simply asked ‘how are you doing?’   He looked extremely up tight so I followed with a couple more questions: ‘Exactly what’s stressing you?’ I listened carefully as he listed about ten things – poor cash flow in the business, demanding clients, his teenage […]
  • Am I being Mindful?

    By John Shackleton on November 29, 2017
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    People sometimes ask me how to tell whether they are being mindful or not.  It’s easy to say ‘if you aren’t, you’ll know it’,  but I’m not sure that really helps.  Here’s a quick checklist to help you decide for how much of your time you are being mindful. Do you find yourself: Wishing things were different to the way […]