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self doubt

Dealing with Self Doubt

If you are a mum in business you will have probably come across self-doubt at some time or other. It creeps up on us and before we know it, we are questioning the sanity in our life and career choices. Starting out on your own, is not a path for the faint-hearted, usually, we are […]

Self care

Self Care Solution – ‘If I were you’

This is an article I recently wrote for the Mpower Community and I wanted to share this with you: “If you are travelling with a child or someone who requires assistance, secure your mask on first, and then assist the other person.”  This example of the ‘oxygen mask’ is often bandied around when encouraging women […]

Back to school

Back to school hacks

Getting the kids back into the ‘school mindset’ at the beginning of September can be quite challenging after the long Summer holidays. It can also be quite tricky for us as parents, to get back into the routine of school, including drop off, homework and uniforms. Here is an article, which I was invited to […]

The art of listening

The Forgotten Art of Listening

Whilst watching ‘Dances with Wolves’ over Christmas I was transfixed by the scenes of the Sioux Indian conflabs in their teepees. In the film, they were having a meeting to discuss how to proceed with the solitary American soldier who had recently arrived at a nearby Fort.  What interested me was the way that they […]

Dealing With Bad Stress?

As a woman who has transitioned from a career as an Air Traffic Controller to running my own business, I have experienced my fair share of stress along the way. Luckily for me, the majority of the stress in both cases has been eustress. Eustress is the type of ‘positive’ stress that keeps us vital […]

Local Life Article – Your Happiness Thermostat

As the colder weather is now upon us, many of us will be putting the heating on and cranking up the thermostat in our homes. Believe it or not we also all have a ‘Happiness Thermostat’ inside us and just as the thermostat in our house turns the heating off when we’ve reached the required […]

The Power of Masterminding

Article written for the Mpower community   The word ‘Masterminding’ was coined in 1925 by author Napoleon Hill and described in more detail in his 1937 book, Think and Grow Rich. The basic concept being – two or more people coming together in harmony to solve problems. Masterminding has been used over the years by […]

Failure Success

The Key to Success

Goal setting is one of my favourite parts of the coaching process, especially if my client creates, what I like to call, ‘a big hairy audacious goal’. Without definite goals it is easy to drift through life, just like floating down a river, going wherever the current takes us. Whilst there is nothing wrong with […]

Say ‘Yes’ to help!

As mums, we are literally programmed to give. As the main provider to our new baby we cannot do enough for our little one’s. They need love and shelter, food, cleaning, love, nurturing, comforting and yet more love and it is our joy to give it. But sometimes we can forget is to fill our […]

YesNo

The Yes-No Paradox

What do I mean by that? Well many of us at some point in our life will experience the feeling of being stuck, of ‘settling’ for the life we have, rather than striving for the life we desire. As children we have fantastic dreams of being an astronaut, Prime Minister, a ballerina or in my […]