Women of Wisdom

With Mother’s Day approaching, it is important to appreciate the female figures who inspire and guide us in our everyday lives, especially mothers. Many women of wisdom are mothers who work for their communities with no expectation to be rewarded. Who are the wise women in your life? Maybe an elderly neighbour who hosts fundraising events for charity, or a close girlfriend who always has advise to offer. These women often go unnoticed or unappreciated, and I believe they should be acknowledged during this celebration. Earlier this year, I embarked on a trip around Greece, the historical capital of Europe. I didn’t […]

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May I Help You?

A-Z of your best self Be able, accepting, adventurous, assertive and altruistic Be brave, beautiful and bold Be caring, committed, confident, co-operative, courageous, curious and coachable Be dependable, discerning and always discreet Be encouraging, empathetic and enthusiastic about life Be faithful, forgiving, friendly and fair in all dealings Be generous, gentle, and grateful for all you have Be honest, helpful, hardworking, and humble Be inter-dependant, a person of integrity and above all be interesting Be kind, keen and keep fit Be a leader, a listener, a lover and a loyal friend Be meditative, moral, mindful and merciful Be nurturing, natural […]

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What Successful Women DON’T Do!

So many successful, courageous, powerful, capable women have been highlighted in the press recently as a part of celebrating International Women’s Day.  So I thought it apt to write about amazing women and look at what makes them stand out.  I don’t know any superstars or A Lister’s or sports legends, but I do know some remarkable women who are achieving greatness in their own world and I will refer to them. When thinking of a title for this blog I struggled to choose an adjective to describe these women. You see, they could be described as content, or happy, […]

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What Does Love Mean to You?

14th February signals the celebration of Valentine’s Day. Saint Valentine, cupids, hearts, red roses, cards with loving prose, this is romantic love and it is exciting and beautiful, but there is so much more to love. In the English language we use only the one word love for so many things: our children, our favourite dress, chocolate, God… I like the fact that the Greek language has 6 words for love to distinguish between the different depths of love: Eros passionate love; Philia love for a friend; Ludus playful love; Pragma longstanding love, Agape love for everyone, Philautia love of the […]

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New Year, New ___________

What would you write in the blank space? What would you like to achieve this year? You can have a list of ‘wishes’ for 2018, but something really needs to change in order to achieve your dreams.  Have you any idea what has held you back from achieving your dreams in the past? From my experience as a coach it is one main thing… MINDSET Our mind controls our emotions and our emotions control our life. When growing up we are not taught how to train or understand the workings of the mind. I wish this topic was discussed in all […]

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Thank You!

I hope you have had a wonderful festive time with your family and friends. As we come to the end of 2017, I would like to say thank you, thank you, thank you! As most of you know, I truly love my work and throughout this year I have had the pleasure of coaching some amazing women: those who have turned their lives around; those who no longer play small; those who now inspire others. I gain as much as I give and for that I am truly thankful. You have all been generous with your positive feedback, new suggestions and […]

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What’s So Merry About Christmas?

 A lady asked me this question last week and it made me stop and think, for two reasons.  Firstly, what caused her to ask this question and secondly, what is my answer? This client proceeded to list numerous reasons why the festive season was an unhappy time for her.  All her complaints were genuine; some were the result of high expectations which ended in disappointment, some were focused on past hurts and others were due to the bombardment of media and marketing that puts pressure on us to spend, spend, spend!    We worked together on releasing her past hurts and in a short space […]

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Its the Welcome That’s Most Important

It’s the welcome that’s most important,” my mum used to say whenever we had people visiting our house. Then she would run around like a mad woman cleaning, clearing, screaming at us kids to help! Everyone would receive a warm welcome except us! As we approach Christmas and plan to host events, allow me to share a few tips on how to deal with all the chores and tasks involved in a positive manner. We are driven by our feelings. Those feelings come from an initial thought. Those feelings also direct our behaviour. If we can manage that initial thought, […]

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A Life With Purpose

The local newspaper wrote an article about my Women’s Self Empowerment Group. The heading read Finding Purpose in Life.  The journalist was fascinated with my personal story. Why?  She told me that she could relate: she too often wondered what her true purpose is and she, like many, is still searching. The dictionary definition of the noun states that purpose is – the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists. This leads us to ask the question, “why am I here?”  For those of you who know the answer to this question and have an internal […]

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Stress Less !

Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure. Pressure turns into stress when we feel unable to cope. We feel unable to cope when there is a mismatch between the demands made on us (real or perceived) and our ability (real or perceived) to cope with them. It is the balance between how we view demands made on us, and how we think we can cope with them, that determines how stressed we feel. Two people may react differently to the same situation, for example an event that is perceived as stressful for one person […]

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