Honest August

During August, I would like to encourage you to focus on honesty. In particular, being honest with yourself about the state of your life. And more importantly about the people you surround yourself with. Do those you spend time with, whether that be your partner, friends or family, lift you up or pull you down? Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University, Illinois spent years studying human decision making and during this process discovered that ultimate happiness does not come from experiences or wealth. It comes from your community and who you spend your time with. Two factors lead Cerf […]

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During July, Ask Yourself “Why?”

  As we move into the second half of the year, I reckon it’s a good time to reflect on what you have enjoyed, created and achieved. And to question how the rest of the year can be made even better. During the month of July, take the time to ask yourself, “has 2018 been a successful /positive year so far?”  And if so, why?  And if not, why not? Asking “why?” is an important practice because it prevents you becoming stuck in a repetitive negative cycle – whether that be at work, relationships, habits or any area of your […]

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Why Do I Feel So Awful?

  Late last year, I had the best couple of months ever… I took time off from work in December to prepare for Christmas and enjoy the numerous dinners and party celebrations that took place in the lead up to 25th. We ate Turkey in every disguise (curried, sandwiched, sauced) until we welcomed in the New Year with champagne, mature cheeses and lots of cake. To celebrate my children finishing high school, we took a family trip to Europe. We celebrated my birthday in Glasgow. Gifts galore along with friends, rich food and a wine made for a fantastic reunion. […]

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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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