Anxiety, Asking for help, Bored Kids, Choices, Conflicting Advice, Empowering, Home Schooling, Life challenges, Lockdown, Motivation, planning, Unhelpful Feelings

Top Tips for Parents; Home Schooling and The Lockdown

You adsfYou I'm now into day 6 of being on total lock down in Spain. What does that mean? It means I haven't left the house/garden even though there are listed reasons I could leave i.e. going to buy food or medicines. I've never home schooled and whilst Im used to 11 weeks off in… Continue reading Top Tips for Parents; Home Schooling and The Lockdown

Asking for help, Expectations vs Reality, Family Problems, Guilt, It's ok to not be ok, Life challenges, Relationship Issues

Family ISN’T Everything – Controversial I know but hear me out.

How many people do you know spent this Christmas doing exactly what they wanted and with the people they wanted to spend it with? Christmas sometimes highlights an issue that I’m fascinated about. It’s a controversial subject as it challenges a core human value that ‘Family is everything’. We’ve all seen the quotes like this… Continue reading Family ISN’T Everything – Controversial I know but hear me out.

Asking for help, Coaching, Expectations vs Reality, It's ok to not be ok, Life challenges, Unhelpful Feelings, Unhelpful Thoughts

Freedom from Unhelpful Expectations: ‘You SHOULD be happy because you …..’

..... <fill in the blank> I'm genuinely fascinated by how people think and in particular I always want to know more about 'what prevents someone from talking or getting help when they don't feel ok?'. (This feels like that start of a Carrie Bradshaw article!). On World Mental Health Day I posted this lovely little… Continue reading Freedom from Unhelpful Expectations: ‘You SHOULD be happy because you …..’

Asking for help, Change, Choices, Decisions, Life challenges, Making a decision

Do you ever feel like you’ve got no choice or that things are out of your control?- Read this…..

I used the word 'choice' so many times in each of my sessions that I wish I was on some kind of usage commission! A lot of modern day unhelpful feelings manifest from a sense that we have no choice, we feel trapped, out of control, helpless... which leads to anxiety, sadness, fear etc. One… Continue reading Do you ever feel like you’ve got no choice or that things are out of your control?- Read this…..

Anxiety, Asking for help, Depression, Fear of failing, It's ok to not be ok, Life challenges, Parenting, Postnatal Depression

I lied to everyone- I wish I hadn’t!

A familiar story with a twist most people won't see coming: "When I became pregnant for the first time it wasn't a joyous occasion, it wasn't planned and there was no excitement on my part - just worry and nervousness. I didn't bloom during pregnancy, quite the opposite, I nearly had a full house of 'Pregnancy Symptoms Bingo'- I only needed… Continue reading I lied to everyone- I wish I hadn’t!