Having Cheese Makes You Happy

Having Cheese Makes You Happy

I have just made the jump from 28 year career to being a CBH practitioner. Was it scary? Yes! Did I have a couple of sleepless nights wondering if I had made the right choice? Yes! Do I know what the future holds? No! What I do know though, is the excitement I have felt for this new venture.

Yesterday I read a book that struck a cord with me. It was called ‘Who Moved My Cheese? by Dr Spencer Johnson. I have just left an organisation that is going through immense change and many of those that I have worked with are so very resistant to change and I include myself amongst them.

In the book there are four characters. Sniff and Scurry, these guys are mice (obviously – cheese?!?!) and represent the simple parts of ourselves. They can sniff out change and scurry into action. Then, there is Hem and Haw, these two are Littlepeople. They are the more complex parts of us, they have bigger brains and can analyse things. Hem denies and resists change, fearing that will lead to something worse. Haw learns to adapt in time when he sees changing can lead to something better. They all live in a maze and everyday they leave their houses to go in search of cheese.

However you choose to deal with change, there are common goals; finding our way in the maze and to succeed in changing times.

So, what is the cheese that is everyone’s goal? Money? Love? Work? Social standing? Power? Whatever it is ‘Having Cheese Makes You Happy’!