October 16, 2023

Why You Need to Landscape Your Life with Alison Smith

'Landscaping Your Life' is about getting back on track when you're stuck and can't see the wood for the trees.

Have you ever felt stuck in your life, unable to decipher the wood from the trees or feeling like you're up the creek without a paddle? Then this enlightening chat with the dynamic and lovely Alison Smith is just the tonic you need.

I really enjoyed talking to Alison who's mastered the art of using nature's metaphors to guide people through periods of feeling overwhelmed or stagnant, turning phrases we often use to describe our problems into solutions.

As you may know I live on acreage and have a permaculture certificate so nature is very close to me. But I also loved it because she's very lively and dynamic when she talks a bit like me when I am in my element.

Our conversation isn't just about metaphors, though. Alison also opens up about her journey into writing stories and poems that resonate with her readers, who often use them as tools for self-development. She has developed an unconventional toolkit for landscaping life that includes laughter, analogy, metaphor, poems, stories, drawing, collage and even absurdity. 

We also talk about:

  • how and when she started using nature metaphors in her coaching
  • how we can get others to listen to us and why her approach works
  • when and why she wrote a poem for a brick wall
  • how we can start landscaping our life
  • and the benefits of swimming in cold water for mental clutter

I hope you enjoy this very episode and if you find value in what Alison and I are talking about (and I can't see how you don't) please share it with your friends and family, because if you find value in it, they will too. ❤️ Sharing is Caring. 

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Alison Smith

Alison has 23 years' experience as a coach and speaker.

Her podcast 'Landscaping Your Life' is about getting back on track when you're stuck and can't see the wood for the trees.

Alison lives in Scotland. She loves going out for walks, open-water swimming, reading, writing, and nature.

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