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Protecting Your Energy

Protecting Your Energy

This week, I have been working on something that I haven’t done in a while.  I’ve been writing aTO-DO list.  I used to live by my TO-DO lists in my corporate career but since I started working for myself, not so much.      But with only 3 months left of the...

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

Is it my imagination or is this year just flying by?  I can’t get my head around the fact we are about to arrive at October!     I’ve been out walking this morning, and I am struck by the beauty that surrounds me.  Scotland is looking so very pretty right...

Re-Ignite The Flame

Re-Ignite The Flame

Well what an adventure I had this week. Walking the trail through a field of sunflowers – all of which stood around 7ft tall. I’m not going to lie, it was incredible.  I absolutely loved it. Indeed, I have already marked it in the calendar to repeat the experience...

Life By Design, Not Default

Life By Design, Not Default

It has now been 2 years almost to the day since I sold my home in Glasgow, put all of my personal belongings into storage and set off with just a suitcase, laptop and a quest for adventure.   Of course, I did not anticipate that 6 months later, the whole world...

Take Back Your Crayons

Take Back Your Crayons

Wow!  Time really is flying by!   We have now reached the middle of August, the kids (in Scotland at least) are back at school and before you can say – “put the heating on”, we will be racing towards Christmas and the dark winter nights.So don’t forget to take a...

Disrupting Patterns

Disrupting Patterns

It’s August!  Can you believe it?   2021 is flying by …. despite the fact that we have been in lockdown for much of the year so far.   There have been days, weeks and months that seemed to drag by… and yet here we are. Suddenly its August and instead of...

In Denial

In Denial

Greetings from a very sunny Scotland. Oh what a fabulous week it has been here.     And I would be doing the country a dis-service if I didn’t tell you that Scotland looks spectacular in the sunshine.  I mean it probably looks impressive in all weathers, but...

Stop Taking Yourself Down

Stop Taking Yourself Down

Do you sometimes feel ‘stuck’?Or frustrated that things aren’t moving forward in the way or at the pace you would like?   YES?  Well don’t worry, because you are not alone.   Feeling this way is perfectly normal.   The question is, how to deal with...

Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom

Recently, it struck me (not for the first time) just how different my life is these days – compared to all those years spent nurturing my corporate career.      Now don't get me wrong, I loved my job - and I got to experience the most amazing adventures and...

What If

What If

I’ve seen a lot of posts recently about returning to ‘normal’ after the pandemic.     Well, what if we chose NOT to return to ‘normal’?And by that, I mean, returning to a way of life almost identical to the one we had before.     What if we chose...

Brighter Life

Brighter Life

Greetings from Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿     Yes, my London trip was short & sweet, and I am now back home in Scotland.     And as we head rapidly towards the end of May, I find myself reflecting on the year so far.     And it would be fair to...

Power in the Remote

Power in the Remote

Greetings from London.   As I mentioned last time, lockdown rules have now been relaxed in Scotland and so we are finally permitted to travel beyond the 5-mile radius that has formed the boundary to our lives for months.   Naturally, as soon as the law was...

Freedom Beckons

Freedom Beckons

Wow!  Can you believe we are almost in May?   What a year it has been so far.   Here in Scotland, lockdown rules have finally been relaxed and so at long last, we are permitted to travel beyond the 5-mile radius that has been imposed since Christmas time. ...

Your Time Is NOW

Your Time Is NOW

There’s something wonderful happens when a woman reaches her forties, don’t you agree?   When men turn 40, often-times it signals a descent into crisis.  And before I go any further, let me say – I accept this is a sweeping generalization, but men do have more of...

THE END

THE END

This is it. THE END.    For I have decided to give up my coaching career and withdraw from the world.    This will be the last newsletter you will ever receive from me.   As soon as circumstances allow, I will be heading to the Caribbean and will set up...

Time to Let Go

Time to Let Go

Well... how did it go?  Did you take some time to cleanse your thoughts as recommended in the last blog post?  I hope so, and if you did, I expect that you are already feeling better for it.     I invite you now to stop for a moment – PAUSE and take a look...

Preparing for Spring

Preparing for Spring

I’m back!   I’ve been absent throughout the month of February and for that I apologise 💕 but I’m back now, and have no plans to go anywhere in the near future.   Except maybe on a plane somewhere warm & sunny…. but in which case, you get to come too!...

Say No to Blue Monday

Say No to Blue Monday

How are you?   Feeling blue?  Well, don’t be surprised, because earlier this week, it was officially ‘Blue Monday’ and I don’t know about you but I am definitely feeling it this year.   Lockdown restrictions are really taking their toll right now and none of...

Our Most Precious Commodity

Our Most Precious Commodity

​Happy New Year to you 🎆 How are you doing?   Is it cold where you are right now?It is freezing here in Edinburgh ❄️   But hopefully, like me, you are snuggled up all nice and warm and ready to commit to making 2021 truly EPIC, despite the ongoing...

Goodbye 2020, Welcome 2021

Goodbye 2020, Welcome 2021

Happy New Year 🍾     Cheers 🍸 to you and farewell to what has been a difficult year for many, and Hello to the start of what I hope will be a truly wonderful year ahead. For all of us.     I hope that you were able to spend some time with your...

Magic of Music

Magic of Music

I don’t recall whether I shared this with you or not, but I recently started working my way through ‘The Artists Way’ by Julia Cameron.    I picked up the book one day after enjoying my morning coffee in Waterstones – thinking it looked like an interesting read –...

Intentional Living

Intentional Living

With only a few weeks left of 2020 and having taken some time to reflect on this closing year (see previous blog), I want to encourage you to start thinking about how you might like 2021 to look for you.     Not in the form of a list of goals and/or...

Reflection

Reflection

Can you believe it?   We are exactly 6 weeks away from the final day of 2020.   And what a year it’s been.   Not one we are likely to forget in a hurry, that’s for sure.So much has changed.     We have been separated from friends and family,...

Dancing In The Rain

Dancing In The Rain

Well, where to start?    As I sit down to prepare this blog, it is Tuesday 2nd of November and much of Europe has recently been plunged into another month-long lockdown - designed to slow the rate at which coronavirus is spreading.Over in the US, Donald Trump and...

Listen To Your Heart

Listen To Your Heart

‘Everyday courage’ is about having the strength to deal with the challenges that life throws at you; and it’s about the willingness to listen to yourself, to trust your instinct.   It’s about daring to love and accept yourself exactly as you are, and even in...

Own It!

Own It!

Can you believe it?  We are now on the final stretch of 2020. It’s been a strange old year.  At times - during lockdown, it felt like time had stood still and yet here we are – with less than 90 days remaining to year end.   September it seems, just passed in a...

Happy? – The Choice Is Yours

Happy? – The Choice Is Yours

Now – last time, we talked about HAPPINESS and it’s such an important topic, I think perhaps we should continue with the conversation.  I want to remind you that happiness is a choice and every single day you can choose to be happy …. or not.  You can choose to let...

Choose Happy

Choose Happy

I had nearly six hours on the train on my way back to the South of France, and found myself thinking about how much has changed in a year.     And it struck me that, despite our differences and our unique characteristics, most of us want the same thing....

Showing Up For Your Dreams

Showing Up For Your Dreams

I want to continue the conversation about CERTAINTY that we started last time - specifically in regard to the vision you hold for your life.   Certainty is the highest form of showing up for your dreams and your purpose.   Certainty gives us an added spark...

Cultivating Certainty

Cultivating Certainty

I want to talk about creating CERTAINTY - specifically in regard to your vision.   Certainty is a skillset that every legend and icon has developed.   And you can too.   Certainty gives us an added spark and burst of enthusiasm – which makes us...

Your Time to Shine

Your Time to Shine

There's something important that I would like to share with you this week.   Something that has come up for me personally, and often comes up in my work with Clients. And that is, fear of JUDGEMENT.   My Clients are reluctant to start living the life of...

Heading to the Seaside

Heading to the Seaside

Greetings from Marseilles ☀️     How wonderful to be with you once again.     In all honesty, my decision to come to Marseilles was somewhat ‘random’. I had already been in Annecy for a number of weeks, and as lockdown restrictions were finally...

The Magic of Travel

The Magic of Travel

As I write, the world is only just beginning to emerge from the various restrictions imposed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.    It’s been more than 100 days but at last, families are being reunited, shops and restaurants are permitted to re-open and just...

It’s Not Always Easy

It’s Not Always Easy

I had settled down on a long flight from London to LA and I was watching the movie Invictus – when I first heard the words     “I am the master of my fate,I am the captain of my soul”The movie is based on the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined...

Do It Now

Do It Now

Recently, whilst enjoying an early morning walk and taking in this view of Lake Annecy, it struck me...   It’s been a year 💎   It’s been a year - almost to the day, since I made the decision to activate a plan that had been in by ❤️ for a while.   For...

Don’t Be A Martyr

Don’t Be A Martyr

Man…… I love you!   Those are not words I utter very often 😂 and most certainly not on first meeting someone.  But I did on this particular day….     I was in the petrol station.  It was around 7.30pm on a cold, wintry evening and I was on my way home...

Let It Go

Let It Go

Today I’m going to tell you a story.   It’s a story about a young man who once worked in my team.   This young man was one of the smartest, most capable individuals that I have ever worked with, but he came to the office each day and he gave about 60% of...

Cows Are Lying Down

Cows Are Lying Down

As I mentioned previously, the best thing that we can all do right now is to prioritise FEELING GOOD.  We have been in lockdown for a number of weeks now, so I hope that consciously making time to focus on your needs is helping you deal with those low moments.During...

To Live and to Love

To Live and to Love

This morning as I sit down to write, I am hearing the news that our Prime minister Boris Johnson is in intensive care – fighting his own personal battle with Corona-virus.   These surely are unprecedented times and if this news teaches us anything, it is that...

Prioritise Feeling Good

Prioritise Feeling Good

Well let’s be honest, the excitement of Annecy didn’t last very long.   Soon after you finished reading my last update, Covid-19 acquired a chilling grip on the nation and to varying degrees, we are all now in isolation.   In France (where I remain) we have...

Bienvenue à Annecy

Bienvenue à Annecy

I am thrilled to inform you that this blog comes to you from Annecy, a beautiful alpine town in southeastern France. Last month, whilst staying with my friend in Geneva, I took a day-trip to Annecy and as soon as I arrived, knew that I had to return for a longer stay....

Time to Stretch

Time to Stretch

Many of my Clients tell me that they feel ‘stuck'. How about you?  Are you feeling stuck?   Do you feel like all the excitement has been drained from your life? Maybe you have come to believe that you are not as confident today as you once were?   Is there...

With Love From Geneva

With Love From Geneva

Happy Valentines! Sent to you with love from Geneva. In a week that is very much focused on couples, I find myself thinking about what it means to be yourself. And by that, I’m not talking about being alone, being by yourself – I am talking about BEING yourself.You...

Beating Those January Blues

Beating Those January Blues

We have already reached that time of year where many have (apparently) fallen off the wagon and given up on their new year’s resolutions.   But not you – right?  Because you are committed to change.   The thing is, January can be a tough month.   For...

Life Sucks!

Life Sucks!

With the start of each new year, we are inundated with articles, posts, and motivational hints about how to make this our BEST YEAR EVER!   And yes - I am very guilty of this myself. I love both creating and consuming this kind of stuff and do so like it’s going...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Hello and Happy new year!   Cheers 🍸 to the start of another fabulous year.  It is great to be back here with you.   Are you all set for 2020?   I’ve seen a lot of posts over the last 2 weeks about New Years’ resolutions and goal setting for 2020.  Now...

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to stop by for one last time in 2019 to wish you a truly magical Christmas and a wonderful year ahead. I hope you are enjoying your Christmas day.   I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for all of your support...

Its Christmas

Its Christmas

Well hello!   Are you all set for Santa?   I love Christmas time, and being in London this year has been pretty special.   Honestly, I have never seen this city look more beautiful and I am excited to spend some time exploring with my friend during the...

Sparkle Is For Life, Not Just For Christmas

Sparkle Is For Life, Not Just For Christmas

Some months ago, I made a decision…..     … to remove the SPARKLE from my Business.     In a moment of apparent madness, I felt that perhaps the (often serious) corporate types that I tend to attract as clients, might be turned off.   That the...

I’m A Celebrity

I’m A Celebrity

I am feeling good.   Lighter. Emotionally lighter that is.     You see, I have been doing some great work with my Personal Coach, letting go of things I have been holding on to for a number of years, and making big plans for the future.   It feels so good...

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