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’ve got 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 […]

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

If you’ve been a reader of my blog for any length of time, you may know I share a series of articles at this time of year, written especially to help you navigate and survive Christmas with your sanity intact! I always receive such positive feedback on this series that it’s now become an annual […]

Your Marriage is a Mirror

I have long subscribed to the train of thought that says our relationships are a mirror of the relationship we have with ourselves. I can clearly see how this played out in my own marriage for many years. Yet, I get that it can be a tricky concept to get your head around. You may be thinking, what does […]

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 […]

Are you Beating Yourself Up?

Recently I attended a fabulous event in London, hosted by the brilliant Kelly Pietrangeli of Project Me for Busy Mothers. I spent a whole day in the company of amazing, like-minded women and we got to focus on our Health & Wellbeing, away from the usual distractions of our busy lives. It was nurturing, nourishing, inspiring and action-focused. During the day we […]

Stop Waiting

I had a lightbulb moment a while back. You know, one of those realisations that seems so obvious. Except it wasn’t, until that very moment. It was this: I had been waiting. Waiting… To decide where to go next with my work For something to happen in my personal life For the right time to get divorced […]

Participate in Your Own Rescue

Participate in your own rescue. It’s an interesting turn of phrase. I first heard this expression in a leadership podcast.* It intrigued me. What does ‘participating in our own rescue’ actually mean? We’ve all heard the expression: ‘Nobody is coming to save you. You have to save yourself.’ I completely agree. If there’s something in our lives we’re […]

Why Should I Get Marriage Help When HE’S the Problem!?

Something I regularly hear from women struggling in their marriages is some variation of: Why should I be the one to get help for our marriage when HE is the problem! My husband is just so… difficult to live with/selfish/boring/bad tempered/ unappreciative/impossible to talk to/etc. etc. Why should I be the one to do all the […]