Giving Up on Your Marriage vs Letting Go

The topic of how to know when you’ve tried hard enough to make your marriage work, and when it’s okay to stop trying, is a regular theme in my work with clients. What I know for sure is that no responsible person ever contemplates divorce lightly. From my own personal experience, and the experiences of […]

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What’s Your Favourite Flavour of Sh*t Sandwich?!

Strange question? You may be wondering: ‘What’s this woman on about..? My favourite flavour of shit sandwich – what kind of question is THAT?!’ I have to confess that, while I absolutely love it, the question didn’t originate from me. It’s from a great article that poses a number of unusual questions to help you find your life purpose […]

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Did your Valentine play by the ‘Rule Book?’

Did you have a Happy Valentine’s Day! How was it for you? Are you feeling the lurrrrve? Did your Valentine shower you with hearts and flowers and words of undying love on the most romantic day of the year? Or was it all a bit of a ‘Larry Let Down’? February 14th is one of those days […]

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Are You the Kind of Romantic Partner You Seek?

What are the qualities and attributes you seek in your romantic partner, aka your husband? How do you wish he would ‘be’ with you in order for you to feel cherished and loved and deeply fulfilled in your relationship? In an ideal world, what does your ‘laundry list’ of requirements for that perfect partner look […]

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How to Survive Christmas with your Sanity Intact! – Part 5

With 2016 now behind us and the ‘Happy New Year’ champagne corks well and truly popped, this is the final post in this blog series. It might more accurately be titled: “How to not just survive, but THRIVE, in 2017 – while keeping your sanity intact!” But in the interests of consistency – here it is – Part […]

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How to Survive Christmas with your Sanity Intact! – Part 4

Two Little Words As we speed up in the race towards the Christmas finish line, today’s post is about two small, but extremely important, little words. Never more important than right now – in the midst of Crazy Season! Self. Care. So, what exactly is self care? What do we mean by it? It means […]

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How to Survive Christmas with your Sanity Intact! – Part 3

‘Tis the season of Ho Ho Ho! But would you rather just holler: “No! No! No!” A very wise mentor once told me: “What you say No to defines who you are.” Profound. But what does it actually mean and how does it work in reality? After all, we women are extremely good at saying Yes […]

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How to Survive Christmas with your Sanity Intact! – Part 2

“All I Want for Christmas is…….?” What do you want this Christmas? No, I don’t mean those sparkly shoes with the killer heels you have your eye on, or that expensive handbag you’re coveting (though you may want those things too of course!) What do you really want? I mean, what kind of Christmas do you […]

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How to Survive Christmas with your Sanity Intact! – Part 1

“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!” So says the song. Christmas. And the lead up to it… That time of year when things start to get madly busy and crazy-making for us ladies. In addition to our usual myriad of responsibilities we get the added bonus job title: Chief Christmas Planning Officer. There’s the […]

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Why Your Negative Emotions Are a Good Thing

Negative emotions get a bad rap, don’t they? Especially in the world of personal development and positive psychology. We are taught that our thinking creates our reality and that we must learn to think more positively in order to experience more happiness. As a coach who’s work is underpinned by a cognitive, thought-based coaching model, I wholeheartedly agree with […]

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