I tend to find like marmite, garlic or someone packing your bags at the supermarket, people either love or hate the concept of making new year’s resolutions.

Working with hundreds of people through relationship issues, there is often one in a couple one who loves to plan, organise and schedule and the other who likes to let life happen and just be open for the journey. Neither is better or worse, just different ways of approaching life and both have plus points…

In 2016, so much was changing for me, that half way through the year, I ditched my new year goals. I then set myself compelling life principles to live by. The following 4 quotes sum up what my philosophy to work, relationships and life became, and beliefs that supported me in the months leading up to now.

Supportive Wisdom for 2016

1. All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney

2. It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. A. Lincoln

3. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Reinhold Niebuhr

4 You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Steve Jobs

They served me well.

They helped me get through rough days, or gain perspective when my ego was crushed, they also helped me see the beauty in life and myself.

Slowly they have become part of me and the way I look at the world. So I am going to keep them and add 4 new for 2017. Here they are…

Supportive Wisdom for 2017

1. Following the path of truth and complete self-honesty is not easy, but it is the only way to live an authentic meaningful life. Acknowledge your resentments and fears. Make amends for any selfishness or harm caused to others, so you can experience pure peace, freedom and bliss. To me love me. Nicola Beer

2. Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world. Joel A. Barker

3. “If you are busy focusing on the falling bricks, you will never realize that they are truly stepping stones you need to cross over to the next phase of your life. Kemi Sogunle.

4. “Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult-once we truly understand and accept it-then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.” Scott Peck

Of the 8, which do you like best? Any? None? What quotes, or principles are important for you? What will serve you to remember in 2017? I’d love to hear from you. – let me know and I will post them anomalously on my blog.
Well, that’s it for today, thank you so much for being here with me, it is an honour to say goodbye to 2016 and welcome in 2017 with you.

From my heart to yours, Nicola

Marriage & Divorce Transformation Specialist
+971 50 94 54 233

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Author's Bio: 

Nicola Beer is an International Relationship & Divorce Coach who helps her clients find peace and create a new beginning after Marriage Breakdown and Divorce. This includes helping couples on the verge of a breakup to resolve their relationship issues once and for all, so that they can revive the love, passion, respect, and fun that's been missing.

As well as helping clients during and after Divorce to manage stress, create more income and adjust to new financial realities, redefine who they are, create a new social life, and when they are ready attract someone great. Nicola also runs 2 parenting programs that support children through and after divorce

Nicola has combined 11 years' experience helping people with emotional issues. This comprises 7 years private coaching and 4 years as a volunteer for the Samaritans where she supported callers dealing with any emotional distress. She is UK certified in Coaching, Grief Recovery for Adults and Children, NLP, Time Line Therapy, Hypnosis.

Nicola's passion to support people before, during and after divorce comes from her own childhood, where due to the stress of divorce her mother suffered a mental breakdown. As 1 of 5 children the divorce was devastating for her family and affected each of her family in different ways. More recently Nicola's older sister with 4 children is going through a difficult divorce. Having experienced and seen the pain and stress associated with divorce Nicola is focused on proving solutions. She knows divorce doesn't have to mean disaster and takes her clients and their children from surviving to thriving. She is equally passionate about saving marriages, so has a program to overcome relationship problems.

Nicola works with expats and locals, Muslims and Non-Muslims from all over the world, mainly from Dubai, London, India, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, either in person for a 2 day intensive package or further afield US, Australia via video conference and phone.