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!

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!