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, Grief and Loss, It's ok to not be ok, Unhelpful Thoughts

Overcoming Grief And Loss- ‘A constant knife through the heart’ – Leah’s Story

Not long after Leah lost her wonderful Dad, I moved to Spain- despite being  friends for many years we saw each other infrequently but have an enduring friendship that doesn't need constant contact. Leah was one of the first people to visit me in Spain and we spent the time catching up and having fun.… Continue reading Overcoming Grief And Loss- ‘A constant knife through the heart’ – Leah’s Story

Asking for help, Bored Kids, Coaching, Confidence, Empowering, Getting out of your comfort zone, Life challenges, Parenting

Your kid won’t die of boredom- in fact the opposite is true…’The Gift Of Boredom!’

I read a fascinating article once about how this generation are in danger of loosing (or have already lost!) the art of patience. More and more things are available 'on demand'. Everything is moving towards faster, quicker, now now now! The scientist in me thinks, well this is just evolution and its great that we… Continue reading Your kid won’t die of boredom- in fact the opposite is true…’The Gift Of Boredom!’

Asking for help, Change, Coaching, Confidence, Empowering, Parenting, Sticks and stone, Unhelpful Feelings

A lesson I wish someone had taught me years ago!  

Ahh the age old battle of Head Vs. Heart!  Most nights before bed I have one to one chats with my kids in the comfort of their own rooms. The topics vary wildly, especially with my 6 year old who has the most vivid ‘imaginarium’ but last week she talked to me about how some… Continue reading A lesson I wish someone had taught me years ago!  

Anxiety, Asking for help, Coaching, Confidence, Empowering, Life challenges

Turn your challenges into opportunities!

  "Don't Tell Someone to Get Over It, Help Them Through It" A lovely little image and quote... I'd finish it off with the line 'and come out the other side a better person'. This is the mark of a good coach! Someone who is there for you when you need them but pops an… Continue reading Turn your challenges into opportunities!

Anxiety, Change, Coaching, Confidence, Empowering, Fear of failing, Getting out of your comfort zone, Nervousness

Fear- a strange little gift to ourselves!

One of the biggest barriers a lot of my clients have is fear- fear comes in many forms but is essentially something we've created within ourselves. Ok, so there is genuine fear which is a human survival instinct but most of the day to day stuff is 'self made fear', a strange little gift to… Continue reading Fear- a strange little gift to ourselves!

Asking for help, Change, Coaching, Confidence, Empowering, Making a decision

The Perfect Life is as realistic as Unicorn Poop!

I love Simon Sinek!  I've been following him for years and his mantra about 'asking for more help is liberating'  really resonates at this time of year; people commonly put off making changes in their lives whilst they prioritise enjoying the festive season but when the new year comes we take on all sorts of… Continue reading The Perfect Life is as realistic as Unicorn Poop!