We Lead By Example

  Leadership is leadership.  Parenting is leadership.  Whether we are leading teams, family big or small, classrooms full of children, organisations, churches, businesses, society, clubs ... the group that we are leading is simply a group that we are leading.  No matter the situation: We lead by example. When we become aware and mindful of … Continue reading We Lead By Example

Authenticity Is A Key

  What if I told you that authenticity is a key to a sustainable lifestyle and that being the real, most loving You is what helps others the most? I once cracked under the strain of trying to meet others' demands and expectations, in some cases people who had never ever gone beyond their own comfort zones in … Continue reading Authenticity Is A Key

There Will Always Be Someone

A little positive thought of the day ... There will always be someone who runs faster, climbs higher, earns more, has a better car, smiles more broadly, is more popular ... Focus on what it is that makes your heart truly sing and leave the rest to run their own best race. What others think … Continue reading There Will Always Be Someone

How To Break Chains

Here are a few key things that we can each apply in our daily lives, to bring about positive and healthy change in a variety of ways:   Gratitude, helping others, appreciating the abundance of the planet and doing what you can to tread lightly, sharing out of what you have, opening your mind to … Continue reading How To Break Chains

Mindset Matters

  Did you know? Misery likes company. Fixed mindsets are draining. Growth mindsets energise us. People with a growth mindset need to be around others with a growth mindset. Be mindful. Mindset matters. ♥ Holly x     Special Note: If you are enjoying the content of The Holly Tree Tales, please FOLLOW the blog … Continue reading Mindset Matters

Snowdrops And Fortitude

Pictured above, snowdrops in our garden, just beginning to spread their carpets of beauty in the first month of the new year.  Snow has not yet fallen, but the snowdrops are creating the elegance of white calm on the ground. In various social media spaces lately, I've seen fleeting mentions of a ten year challenge.  … Continue reading Snowdrops And Fortitude

Proverbs of Leadership

  Awake early, I wanted to read my 'instruction manual', fully intending to focus on the chapter appropriate to the date.  Instead, I was drawn to writings around, but not within, the central point that I'd thought I would be reading through. Thus, rather than reading the chapter of Proverbs for the seventeenth day of … Continue reading Proverbs of Leadership

What Would Jesus Do ~ Revised

  Have you ever wondered ... What Would Jesus Do?  This is the revised version of a post published at The Holly Tree Tales on 30 April 2015. * In my quietest moments, and sometimes even in the midst of a current or a raging storm, I wonder to myself “What would Jesus do?” Over … Continue reading What Would Jesus Do ~ Revised

Test It All Against The Truth Of Love ~ Revised

Almost two years ago, I posted this on The Holly Tree Tales and it seems fitting, on this first day of December, to rehearse it.  Here is the revised version. *   While we whinge about aspects of our First World lives, so opulent in so many ways, babies are starving, people are aching for … Continue reading Test It All Against The Truth Of Love ~ Revised