When the body says No

Do you believe in the interconnectedness of our minds and bodies? The idea that our physical health is intimately connected with our emotional wellbeing, and vice versa? I’ve always had the sense this is true, but honestly never considered it too deeply. Until recently. Not long into COVID lockdown(!), I received an unexpected and unwelcome medical diagnosis that required urgentish surgery […]

Do you judge your negative emotions?

Last week I finally got round to updating my personal Facebook profile pic. (The previous one was only five years out of date!) One of my lovely friends commented and said I look really happy. She’s right, I am really happy in this photo, and it shows. It was taken on holiday with my partner in […]

The Secret to Life no one ever told us about

What if the unhelpful beliefs you adopted about yourself in your formative years, and have carried within you ever since, ~ that who you are is somehow not enough ~ were never, ever true? What if they were simply, and only ever, a form of self-protection? What if forming those kinds of early beliefs is […]

I Refused to Abandon Myself

Have you ever had the experience of feeling deeply misunderstood by someone you truly love and care about? And been tempted to abandon yourself and your own needs, in order to belong? If so, my heart goes out to you. Because you know first hand how utterly shite it feels! It happened to me recently… I spoke up […]

Join me at Cambridge University (Bring your Imposter!)

Do you harbour the secret belief that you’re not as good as others perceive you to be? Do you fear that, any minute now, you’re going to be found out and exposed as the fraud you know yourself to be? Perhaps you believe the success you’ve achieved in your life and career has been a fluke, and clearly the result of luck, not intellect, hard work or talent. If so, you’re […]

Are You Stuck Between Who You Are Now And Who You Want To Be?

The Gap between Who you are now and Who you’re Becoming… Navigating the ‘Messy Middle’ Change comes in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes welcome… sometimes not so much. If there’s one certainty in life we can all count on, it’s that change will happen! The kinds of change I’m talking about can be categorised as […]

The Station… A Beautiful Reminder

Recently I attended a wonderful wedding in the Cotswolds. During the Ceremony, the Groom’s daughter gave a reading. It was a poem I had never heard before, and one I found very moving. In essence, the poem’s message was a reminder that – there is no ‘there.’ Yet, so often we live our lives under this illusion. Waiting, […]

How to be Braver

Do you ever wish you were braver? Do you sometimes find yourself holding back from expressing your opinions or speaking up during conversations with your boss, your peers, your partner, etc? Or perhaps you struggle with vulnerability and asking for exactly what you want and need? Maybe you find it difficult to set appropriate boundaries […]

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 […]