Most of us struggle to ask for help. And even sometimes to accept help when it is offered. But what about when we don’t even need it? Is there ever a reason to receive help when we don’t need it? And how does this relate to your relationships at home and at work?read more
I go on retreat every year and find it such a powerful antidote to the fast pace of our modern lives. We’re pulled in so many directions, it’s very easy to lose perspective and feel a little lost.
Taking a step back from the hustle and bustle from time to time can really help.read more
"Leading… means that others willingly follow you - not because they have to, not because they are paid to, but because they want to.” Simon Sinek No matter what point we are at in our careers, our own and others’ leadership skills affect us profoundly. There’s a big...read more
Have you ever noticed that what could have seemed like ‘failures’ can sometimes be the foundations for our greatest successes? And how some things that we thought we really wanted are not actually fulfilling? (including that third helping of pudding!)
Sometimes it’s not so much about what we get but how we respond to what we get (and what we make of it).read more
Last week I shared the first step in making new year’s resolutions that work. If you’re looking to make a change this year, there’s one very important thing to remember:
Real transformation happens when our goals are aligned with our values.read more
It’s that time of year again!
Are you all excited about setting goals for the new year, or have you become jaded and can’t be bothered anymore?
Either way, you may be right!read more
How FBI empathy can revolutionise difficult conversations this Christmas. (My Christmas Gift to you)
Spending time with family brings different words to mind for different people: fun, love, joy excitement, sharing … sometimes. And at other times… different words… perhaps difficult, challenging, frustrating, maybe even downright upsetting and destabilising. Our families made our buttons, so is it any wonder they can push them?read more
Last week I spoke at the London launch of The Queen’s College Oxford Women’s Network. The main message I wanted to convey? That we all need support, and it’s a myth that we don’t.read more
As the snow has just melted and spring is approaching, it’s time to reflect on the things we committed to in the new year. Remember those? Are you on track? Are they still relevant and important?read more
Today I’d like to share three of my favourite inspirational videos with you. Each of their messages is powerful and important. They should help you to feel more confident and empowered as well as enabling you to weather the storms that inevitably come your way from time to time.read more
As simple human beings we’re all just looking for love. We want to love and be loved.
REAL LOVE begins at home. The best foundation of love for others is love for ourselves. There’s no way around it!read more
When I was 16 something was said in a school assembly that affected me deeply.
Our teacher asked:
“How often do you think something positive about someone but you don’t tell them?”read more
Gratitude is talked about a lot these days, and it’s easy to see why. I suspect it’s no coincidence that the subject is coming up increasingly at a time when the political and social backdrop is throwing up so many difficult situations and challenges.read more
Happy New Year! As we hurtle towards the middle of January, how are your new year’s resolutions holding up? Have you even made any yet?read more
Family! As one of my friends says, ‘they made your buttons, so of course they know how to push them’! And most of the time they don’t even realise that they’re doing it. For some of us, spending time with family is purest delight. For others it ranges from a little...read more
I’d like to share three books which would be great reads over the Christmas period. Each of these books has played an important role in my own mindfulness journey, and if you choose to buy them as a treat for yourself I hope you’ll find them just as inspiring.read more
“When we feel lost, the trick is not to lose ourselves” There has been a lot of grieving over the past year or so. Perhaps more than we are used to. On a global level events seem way out of the norm - including Barcelona and the other attacks that are occurring with a...read more
A lot of my coaching clients come to me telling me they want to be in control of some part of their lives (their weight, their work, their relationship, their stress, their feelings...). Not only can it feel good to be in control (there’s a sense of stability), it’s...read more