• Get out of your own way

    It is amazing how often we can get in our own way without even being aware that is what we are doing.

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  • Forgiveness - releasing the past

    Forgiveness is such an important subject that I feel compelled to spend some time explaining its significance. When we hold something unforgiven inside, we are nurturing anger, hatred and resentment or maybe even guilt.

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  • Cause and effect

    How do you live your life? Do you live it at cause – or do you live it at effect? And what does that mean for you?

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  • Disrespect

    I am shocked at the amount of disrespect there is for people of all ages by those who are deemed ‘professionals’.

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  • We are conditioned both deliberately and accidentally throughout life

    As we go through life we learn a vast amount of things, and we start from the very moment we are born (some say before we are born, and they may well be right).

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  • Friends and family who sap your positive energy

    The people with whom you have the most contact and who hang around you will have either a positive or negative effect on your levels of self-esteem and confidence.

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  • How to have a stress free Christmas

    We all know that Christmas can be stressful. There is the usual invasion by the family, and extended family, the standing on ceremony all day, the extra expense as well as time and frustration trying to get the Christmas dinner on the table on time.

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  • Are all 'conferences' the same?

    I remember going to my very first ‘conference’. It was marketed as a Coach’s super conference where I would learn from a plethera of ‘world famous’ coaches and come away with lots of useful information.

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  • Do you always need to defend yourself?

    Living with people who are verbally abusive or verbally aggressive can be very demanding on your time and energy. But does it have to be that way?

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  • Getting rid of stuff can be good

    I was looking through my folder of coaching stuff that I have collected over the years. It was all contained in a folder that had 50 clear A4 sized pockets, and it was crammed with information.

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  • The future is in your imagination

    I was reading a post that a friend created on Facebook. I am going to call her Anne. It went something along the lines of she had to travel to London on the train tomorrow and there will be a strike. She made up this scenario of thousands of people trying to cram themselves onto a train to get into London.

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  • How do I know I have low self-esteem?

    Low self-esteem manifests itself in a variety of ways, and I should know I have been there.

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  • Stress - what is it?

    Have you set yourself goals that you think you want to achieve? If so, are they actually achievable? And more importantly are they really necessary?

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  • Making time for YOU!

    My clients often tell me that one of the added benefits of coaching they hadn't considered before they started, is that their coaching session can often be the only time in a busy week that they feel able to step back and truly focus 100% on themselves. Hand on heart, how often could you say that you allow yourself to do that?

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  • Celebrating success

    Have you ever noticed how terrible we can be at acknowledging what we have achieved? When congratulated on a success, we might hear ourselves say "oh it was nothing". On reaching a goal, we might skip the celebration because there is something else to strive for now. When reviewing a half completed 'to do' list, we'll bemoan what we didn't do, rather than focus on how much we actually achieved.

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  • Who are your teachers?

    We learn all the time through various means – at school, college, university, from neighbours, friends, relatives etc. Who have been your teachers over the years? My teachers have been my parents, my primary school teachers, my senior school teachers, college tutors, my cousins, my children, my grandchildren, colleagues, my friends, my mother-in-law, my husband, myself and strangers.

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  • Putting 'You' first

    Do you remember travelling on a plane? If you do, you have probably heard the instructions of the cabin crew reminding you to put on your own oxygen mask before helping anyone else with theirs. This advice is often told as a story for self-care because it expresses accurately why it is so important.

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  • You are great!

    One of the most well known confidence building exercises is to list your own strengths and natural abilities. By looking at the list you will be able to say “Wow, I really am good!” It is a true reflection of your abilities.

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  • Removing stress with coaching

    Why is it that all we seem to hear about these days is stress? Why does it seem to pervade everything we do?

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  • Do you really know what will it take to make you happy?

    Being happy doesn’t depend on a particular outcome or something happening to you. There isn’t somewhere you can go and find happiness sitting there waiting for you.

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