I used to work in a really big office and there was always someone who was on a diet.
They’d tell people about the weight they wanted to lose and what diet they were now on (having already tried a dozen others already).
They were ALWAYS hopeful at the start and yet a few short weeks in - or sometimes days - saying how they’d ‘cheated’ or it wasn’t working and how they were now looking at the next diet or juice cleanse (or whatever) next.Read More
The first year after my guy came out of hospital things we REALLY tough.
Along with not being able to walk anymore he was also in so. much. pain. every. single. day. - and that was on top of a whole bunch of other pretty shitty stuff he was already dealing with (that’s not mine to share).
I guess it was the naivety of not knowing, of not having been in such a situation before, that I didn’t realise just how much would end up falling on my shoulders.Read More
I’m not one for creating complex morning routines (I like to keep things simple and easy), yet I have found three questions to creating a really great day today, and every day…Read More
You know what, if I could go back six or seven years and share just one piece of advice to the woman just about to start her fledgling new business (that’s me by the way) I’d...
Well ok, I’d actually give her several pieces of advice, like listen to your gut more because it’ll guide you in far better ways than any ‘five second expert’ will, rest when you need it and OMG please stop undercharging for your work…Read More
Ten years ago (today) I had my first date with this cute one.
I think we can all pretty fairly say it's been a ride (understatement much?!) with more ups and downs than I'd ever have expected in a whole lifetime, and yet…
For years I’ve studied Positive Psychology.
I adore it’s teachings (it's changed my life), and yet there is one part - no matter how hard I’ve tried with it - that just hasn’t ‘clicked’.
That thing? Gratitude.
Before I begin working with a coaching client I always start by asking them what their biggest goals and dreams are right now...
I ask them what they would love to do and achieve through working together?
They always reply and tell me, sometimes letting me know what’s stopped them so far or gotten in their way…Read More
While I’m not the biggest fan of setting New Year’s resolutions (anyone ever stick to one of those??), I am a big fan of taking a few minutes at the end of each year to reflect on all that has and setting my intention(s) for the year ahead.Read More
When I write stories I’ll often share that for my guy it’s not the non walking part that’s the toughest, that it’s actually the pain and ‘other stuff’ that comes with it.
I don’t write/talk about the ‘other stuff’ as often it’s personal and not mine to share - yet here is one of those ‘other stuff’ times, the side you don’t get to see…Read More
Ok I wanna start with a disclaimer: There are many kind/beautiful/awesome people in this world.
I’ve seen many of them (for example) reach out and ask my guy if he needed a hand when they’ve seen him trying to get up an extra large step and into a shop/restaurant.Read More
The hardest thing (for me) when my guy has one of his pain episodes/attacks is knowing what to do - with myself.
The first year or two especially I felt like I was walking around on eggshells just waiting for another episode/attack to reek it’s havoc (something we never usually had to wait long for).Read More
Today I wanna share with you the story of Sheena.
Sheena teaches mindfulness to kids and for the last umpteen years she's had regular classes and workshops that kids can attend, as well as super fun summer camps that sell out every year.
Some days there are days when I feel like I cannot breathe.
When I feel like everyone wants/needs/expects something of me and all I wanna do it duck under the duvet.
(Some days I do…).Read More