Stopping Self-Sabotage – How to break the habit.

Stopping Self-Sabotage: a journey to break the habit

The plan had been to sit and write this article at 10am today.  It’s now 11.02am.  On my way to my office, I stopped to water the garden plants, do the washing up, put the washing away – all jobs that can wait.  None of them as important as my actual work, but all tools […]

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Being you: The importance of being true to yourself

Secret Identity: Being you

I recently watched the film ‘The Danish Girl’.  (Yes I know where have I been?)  For those who don’t know, it’s about the transgender pioneer, Lili Elbe.  It took nearly an entire lifetime for her to be true to who she really was.  Despite living in an era where you were liable to be certified […]

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5 Easy ways to instantly boost your mood anytime & anywhere

5 Easy ways to instantly boost your mood

Before we look at how to boost your mood, let’s quickly explore why it’s so important to boost your mood in the first place… Our moods often dictate the tone of our day.  They govern the types of interaction we have with other people and form our perception of everything.  Whilst acknowledging that we can’t […]

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Motivational Moments: Wo-man up

Motivational Momets: Wo-man up. Image of a white shabby chic photo frame displaying the post title. The frame is surrounded by pink flowers

I was fortunate to attend an exhibit at the Museum of London focusing on the Suffragette movement.  I was greatly moved by the self-sacrificing actions taken by these brave women so that I, as a woman, am afforded the same rights as men.  Immediately after feeling an overwhelming sense of gratitude towards them, came a […]

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From foe to friend: overcoming conflict in relationships

From foe to friend: improving conflictive relationships

It’s probably not an inaccurate assumption that most people have at least one person in their life who they have a conflictive relationship with.  It may be a family member, ex-partner, neighbour, acquaintance or colleague.  Things between you can feel intolerable, the mere mention of their name can cause irritation or anxiety.  It seems that […]

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How to manage PMS & take back some control

Taking back some control over PMS

Let’s be honest, PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome) is a b*tch!  Every month a little gremlin (the evil variety that has been exposed to water) invades your body and completely takes over – everything!  Well, that’s how it made me feel at least.  Sound familiar to you? Before we look at how to manage PMS… Were you […]

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Keeping Mum (Life after loss)

Keeping Mum (Letting love endure after loss)

The world as I knew it stopped the day my mum died.  We knew it was coming, she’d been given two years, but my heart imploded when I was informed in a hospital corridor that actually only 24-hours remained.  I would like to say it was a nice goodbye; it wasn’t. I couldn’t find the […]

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Only human: Why it’s OK to have an off day

Only Human

Today has been a rubbish day.  Why you ask? No reason. Perhaps walking into the bathroom and stepping on an upturned plug along the way, set my day on it’s course.   Frustratingly enough, I can’t even claim pre-menstruality (if this isn’t a word already, it really should be).  I just noticed I was in […]

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Don’t Let Fear Hold You Back

Don't let fear hold you back. Image of female hands holding a red foam heart

Today I want to share with you a true-story about a friend who was placed in a hard situation and needed to make some brave decisions.  I hope by sharing her story (with her permission of course!) you’ll feel inspired to make some tough choices in order to live a life you love, by remembering […]

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