StartingOver

Starting Over

Well that was a long January. Cold, rainy, blah. All the crazy New Years resolutions to lose 4 stone, only eat organic, cut out TV, work less, be better parents, have for many, gone by the wayside. Even before we set out these aspirational goals, we secretly knew we wouldn’t keep them. Resolutions are hard.[…]

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100% No Way

The saying goes “Never complain, never explain” and I’ve learned over the years that it’s a good motto, but on this occasion it’s only fair I apologise for the radio silence. I haven’t posted in a long time as in between setting up my coaching practice, and my husband setting up his company Juggle (that’s a[…]

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Bittersweet Gratitude

Many of us have heard of the benefits of practicing mindfulness where we become more aware and therefore more present in any situation. Essentially, living in the moment. I can vouch personally for the simple routine of practicing gratitude where each night before I go to sleep I consciously think of three specific things I[…]

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Thank You

Thank you to all my clients, readers, mentors and family for helping make 2014 a very special year. It has been a year of adventure and going after a life I never imagined I could have. Of doing something I am passionate about. Of taking risks, of accepting help, of stepping hugely out of my[…]

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Are You Living Your Fairy Tale?

My daughter has recently started getting into watching animated movies.  Far from feeling guilt at her asking “is it not on Netflix mom” at aged 2, I rejoice in her language skills and say thank God as another episode of peppa pig was going to finish me off. As a coach I have learned not[…]

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Now that Halloween is over we can officially start the countdown to Christmas. For some that sentence leads to childlike excitement as they start humming Wham’s “Last Christmas”, for others it will give them a sense of dread. Christmas is a funny old time of year like that. For me and my family this Christmas[…]

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Can You Swallow The Frog?

“Procrastination is the Thief of Dreams”, Richard Paul Evans How many times do we put something on the long finger because we just don’t want to do it? Maybe we think we’ll fail, or embarrass ourselves, or there’s no point, or we’re not able. It’s not a strength or something we enjoy, or it’s just[…]

What Do You See?

I was having breakfast with my daughter this morning, and she was wearing a particularly cute dress (€5 Penneys…just has to be said doesn’t it). The dress had polka dots on it and she looked down delighted with herself and said “look mommy it’s raining!” I’m biased clearly but it was one of those adorable[…]

Do Exactly What It Says On The Tin

I’ve been asked a lot lately about how to stay positive specifically during a difficult time. We all know how easy it is to be happy and upbeat when things are going well, the weather is nice, and the world seems to be in good form. But what about the inevitable times when you get[…]