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Travel – It’s Good For The Soul

Travel – It’s Good For The Soul

I have recently returned from a week-long stay in New York feeling inspired and energized. And I have been reflecting on the magic of TRAVEL and why it inspires me so; why it is that I feel so happy when I’m travelling and why I have made an executive decision to make...

Master or Victim?

Master or Victim?

“I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul” I recall the very first time I heard those words.  I was on a long flight from London to LA and I was watching the movie Invictus - the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain...

Do What You Love

Do What You Love

Greetings from Geneva, Switzerland. How are you?  Have you been spending 15 minutes per day working on your big goal like we discussed last time?  Your life-plan? Perhaps you are so caught up in the ‘busy-ness’ of life that you have forgotten how to dream?  Well let's...

15 Minute Miracle

15 Minute Miracle

Mwah!   That’s for you!  From me.  A big kiss from the vibrant (and currently very sunny) city of London.   As I write this, I am enjoying my 2nd week in London.  But as you read it, I will have moved on and will be discovering the delights of Geneva,...

Lifestyle by Design

Lifestyle by Design

Wow! What a whirlwind it’s been since the last time I wrote you.   I have now sold my home in Glasgow and all of my furniture, put my personal belongings into storage and temporarily relocated to London.Yikes!  Kind of stressful but still…….. so exciting!  ...

Switching Channels

Switching Channels

AWARENESS is the first step to change.   If you want to make changes to your life, the first thing you must do is to become aware of your thoughts.    Once you become aware of them, you can start to assess whether they are helping or hurting you in achieving all...

Sisters Are Doing It To Themselves

Sisters Are Doing It To Themselves

There is so much going on around me at the moment and as I stand on the outside looking in, I become more and more aware of the incredible power that lies in Mastering your Mindset.   In taking control of your thoughts. In understanding - your thoughts drive...

Moving On

Moving On

The first half of 2019 has been somewhat challenging as both of my parents have been quite poorly.  They are doing much better right now – and so I am back and ready for a more exciting second half of the year. And I have some news. I am making some big changes… the...

When Bridget Wears Prada

When Bridget Wears Prada

How are you?   All good?Can you imagine someone asking you this question?   How the f%#k do you ever hold down a big job like that? So rude! But honestly, if I had a pound for every friend who ever asked me that question, I could easily have retired at 40! Lol!  ...

Don’t Be A Bell Jar

Don’t Be A Bell Jar

I hadn’t long since returned to Scotland after my first 10-year stretch living and working in London when I signed up to participate in a motivational event in Glasgow called Mindstore for Life.  At the Event, hosted by Motivational guru Jack Black, attendees were...

Boxes Bubble Wrap and Tears

Boxes Bubble Wrap and Tears

This week, I decided to open up and share a little bit more of my story with you. Specifically, WHY I decided to leave behind the comfort & security of my career in Corporateto start over in a new life – doing what I love. But in order to tell you this story, I...

Better Than I Spy

Better Than I Spy

Greetings from a beautiful sunny Scotland.   Don’t you just love winter sun? It certainly feels that spring is on its way here… though I don’t want to get too carried away because this is Scotland after all.  And everything could change tomorrow. No wait… everything...

Living with Courage

Living with Courage

I don’t know whether you are in a relationship or not, but as it is Valentine’s Day today, it seems to me like the perfect moment to recommit to YOU and to living your life with COURAGE. But what does that even mean? When I share my story, people often respond with...

Which Would You Rather?

Which Would You Rather?

2019 has got off to a great start and I am feeling GOOD.  I am feeling really GOOD. I made some decisions about my Business at the start of the year and I have to be honest, I am enjoying it so much more right now.  Why? Because I have given myself permission to be...

Do What You Love & Love What You Do

Do What You Love & Love What You Do

And a very Happy New Year to you.   I am declaring 2019 a super successful year for us both.  Are you in?   Listen up…   I will only be gone 3 months …..   Those were my words.   Delivered with conviction.  For I absolutely 100% believed them...

What Do You Value?

What Do You Value?

How are you? Feeling good?  Excited for Christmas?   Or crazy busy, overwhelmed by all that still has to be completed before you can relax?  Well I very much hope that you will be taking a break over the next few weeks – a chance to regroup and recuperate as we say...

Regrets of the Dying

Regrets of the Dying

As we race towards the end of another year, I wanted to share with you, something I have been reading this week. Now it’s not a very uplifting conversation and for some, may even feel a little uncomfortable.   But please understand, I choose to share with you not...

Time For A Stock Take

Time For A Stock Take

Well, can you believe it?  There are now less than 6 full weeks to the end of the year. Yikes!  Time flies when you are having fun eh! Are you having fun?  Earlier this week I met a friend for coffee and having both worked in the corporate arena for many years, we...

Discomfort Paves The Way

Discomfort Paves The Way

One of the reasons why so many of us feel ‘stuck’ in life is that we are also stuck in our ‘comfort zones’ and we have elected not to experience discomfort. But the more we allow ourselves to feel uncomfortable, the more we choose to put ourselves out there, to try...

A Time To Reflect

A Time To Reflect

In my former/Corporate life, I don’t think I ever slowed down enough to notice the changing seasons – other than how ‘dark’ it was when I left for work and when I arrived home.  In fact, outside of work – I didn’t notice much at all.   Probably like most people in my...

Know Your Priorities

Know Your Priorities

Well this is it!  We are now in the final quarter of 2018.   Have you achieved all that you planned to at the start of the year? As we march through the final weeks of the year, I recommend that you go back to your old notebook and take another look at what you...

Change the Soundtrack

Change the Soundtrack

We each have between 50,000 and 70,000 thoughts per day. That’s a LOT of thinking.   And then of course, every day, hundreds of different things happen – to us and all around us.  Between our work life, our personal lives, and what is going on in the outside...

Cry Baby

Cry Baby

So how did you get on last week?   Have you been giving lots of thought to the areas where you have been using AGE as a barrier to living your life your way?   I hope that you have experienced some kind of breakthrough this week and are now making plans for...

Love The Age You Are

Love The Age You Are

AGE   It’s such a ‘thing’.   People (and women in particular) seem to get really hung up on it. In my work as a Transformational Life Coach, I see this frequently – particularly once a woman reaches her forties – it seems that age becomes a real barrier, and...

Facing My Fears

Facing My Fears

Are you stuck in a rut?   Do you feel like all the excitement has been drained out of your life?   Perhaps you feel that you are not as confident as you once were? Is there something that you would really love to try, but you are a bit scared of how it might...

Integrity Takes Courage

Integrity Takes Courage

Integrity is one of my core values and so I wanted to share some thoughts on the subject with you.   It is easy to look at others and to make our own judgement as to whether we believe them to have integrity….. or not. But how often do we stop to look at...

Press The Pause Button

Press The Pause Button

Did you know that we have between 50,000 and 70,000 thoughts per day?     That’s a LOT of thoughts.  And then, of course, every day, hundreds of different things happen – to us and all around us.     Between our work life, our personal lives, and...

Doctors Orders

Doctors Orders

This is my view as I write to you today.     And even though things are not perfect in my life right now, I feel immensely grateful.     I feel so grateful that I am able to explore this beautiful island whilst the sun shines.     I am...

Wave a Magic Wand

Wave a Magic Wand

I meet a lot of women who tell me that they feel ‘stuck’.     They feel as though they are going through the motions but not really living life, and certainly not loving it.     They are doing what they have to, in order to get through each day but...

Rule Your Time

Rule Your Time

In my last blog post I talked about the fact that WE each are responsible for our own lives, and with that – our happiness.     The most important thing you can do every day is feel good because when you do, all good things will be attracted to you.  And the...

Who is responsible for YOUR happiness?

Who is responsible for YOUR happiness?

Well as the sun is still shining here in Scotland, I figured today is a good day to talk about HAPPINESS.     I say that because not only does Scotland look spectacularly beautiful when the sun is shining but everyone seems so much happier too. Yes,...

Inspired By The Adventure

Inspired By The Adventure

Following on from last week's post, did you try stepping outside of your comfort zone?     How was that for you?     I hope you did and I hope that you enjoyed the experience that followed. But don’t stop now… the more you do it – the more you try...

Freedom in the Adventure

Freedom in the Adventure

This week, I’ve been in Ireland, spending some quality time with my friends who are visiting from Toronto.      As I write, at the end of day 2 of my trip, I am feeling energized and grateful.       I am grateful for my friends, for my life, for...

Who Sets The Standard?

Who Sets The Standard?

I was annoyed, I can’t deny it.     It had been a crazy busy few months – every kind of challenge had presented itself and with no end in sight, I was starting to feel very overwhelmed.   No matter how hard I worked, no matter how many extra hours I spent in...

How May I Be Of Service?

How May I Be Of Service?

In the blog last week, I shared with you an experience I had gone through recently.     An experience that really brought to my attention, just how difficult and how debilitating - as an adult woman – it had been for me to ask for help. And I am wondering if...

Excuse Me Can You Help

Excuse Me Can You Help

Well, I have to be honest with you…. It’s been quite the month.     And not in a great way.     It’s been a rollercoaster – so emotional and bringing with it, many challenges. And at the same time, so many opportunities for growth.    ...

Enough with the ‘should do’s

Enough with the ‘should do’s

Man, I love you! It’s not often I utter those words and most certainly not on first meeting someone.    But that is EXACTLY what happened……. I was at the petrol station. It was around 7.30pm on a cold, wintry evening and I was on my way home after a long day at...

Who Do You Want To Be

Who Do You Want To Be

It’s story time again..   Recently, my sister and 2 of her kids were visiting Glasgow from their home in Jersey (Channel Islands).   At various times throughout the week, my niece Stacey could be found surrounded by books, revising & studying for her...

Don’t Be Defined By Your Past

Don’t Be Defined By Your Past

Today I decided to tell you a story.     It’s a story about a young man who once worked in my team.     I wasn’t his immediate line-manager, but I was the Director in charge and I knew the individuals in my team pretty well. This young man was one...

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

Last week, I shared with you some ideas around things you can do to start living a happier life with immediate effect.     How has that been for you?     Have you been implementing some of the tips I suggested?   I hope so – and if you have...

The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness

I’ve been thinking and it strikes me that, despite our differences and our unique characteristics, most of us want the same thing.   We want to be HAPPY. Happiness is one of the most sought-after goals in life, yet for many, it remains very elusive.  Often-times...

Transformation Through Travel

Transformation Through Travel

Personal growth is fundamental to happiness and success.     If you want to achieve more, you need to become more. And if you want to be happy and fulfilled, you must continuously meet your need for growth.     If personal development isn’t on your list...

Who is the Captain of Your Life

Who is the Captain of Your Life

“I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul”     I recall the very first time I heard those words.  I was on a long flight from London to LA and I was watching the movie Invictus - the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the...

Change is Good

Change is Good

This week, I attended 2 networking events – part of my 2018 strategy to be more visible!     At the first event, I met Anne, a woman in her late 40s who, after learning about my role as a coach, went on to tell me about how dissatisfied she was with her life...

Breaking Free

Breaking Free

I must confess – last week’s blog was not easy for me to write.   And posting it, made me feel really uncomfortable.  I felt so vulnerable sharing such a personal experience.      But you know – if I am committed to this chosen path as a coach (which I...

In Vulnerability Lies Great Strength

In Vulnerability Lies Great Strength

Earlier this week, I met a very good friend for coffee.   It’s not an uncommon experience – we meet often, but something came up for me this time that really surprised me and I decided to be open and honest – vulnerable even (eek) - and to share the moment with...

Leave a Little Sparkle

Leave a Little Sparkle

The photo below is my favourite ever taken (of me).   Let me tell you WHY.   The photo was taken in 2007, approximately 6 months after leaving Scotland to live and work in New Zealand.   Interestingly, for many years beforehand, there are virtually no photos...

Stepping in to the Magic

Stepping in to the Magic

The 16th February 2018 marks the start of the new Chinese year –  year of the dog.   And so it seems to me like the perfect opportunity to share with you, details of my incredible Chinese adventure.   I’m always encouraging you to step outside of your...

I Was Drowning

I Was Drowning

This week I decided to share with you another personal story.   It’s a further example of a time I found myself swimming in the ocean of fear and self-doubt.  And THIS example, probably the most terrifying of all of my experiences.  I truly was ‘in at the deep...

Swimming in the Ocean of Self Doubt

Swimming in the Ocean of Self Doubt

Wow!  Wait….. what…. It’s already February… How did that happen so quickly?     How are you? I hope that you are well and that you are making good progress in implementing all of the positive changes that you committed to in 2018.     I’ve been...

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