Why thinking positively is not always enough

I was teaching a Desire Map workshop at the weekend and there were some strong emotions that came up for some of the women that attended.  When you think about how you want to feel and realise that you aren’t and haven’t been feeling that way for some time, there can be sadness and pain […]

Lessons from Dumgoyne

‘What’s a Dumgoyne?’ you might be asking! It’s a bloody big hill just outside of Glasgow that I climbed at the weekend. As I was climbing the steep, narrow paths it occurred to me that the whole experience was a metaphor for life! Let me elaborate on that further for you…. Having done it before, […]

How curious are you?

I’m currently doing a 30 days to healthier living program throughout January that involves me not eating gluten, dairy, anything with added sugar, processed foods and alcohol! You might think I’m totally crazy for doing it but I’m actually finding it not that bad and I believe that it’s down to the attitude I have adopted towards […]

What is your purpose?

Do you feel you lack purpose in your life? In his book ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’ by Victor E. Frankl, Victor talks about the importance of having a purpose and meaning in life. Even in the worst circumstances imaginable, you can still find a purpose.  The book is one of the most powerful ever written. Victor […]

Why we all need hygge in our lives!

I’ve just finished reading The Little Book of Hygge by Miek Wiking which is all about hygge or ‘hoo-ga’ is its proper pronunciation. Miek Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen which studies happiness and he thinks hygge might just be the magic ingredient that we are all missing. After reading […]

40 Tips for Better Living

I have just finished reading a fantastic wee book called Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig.  It’s all about Matt’s experience of having depression and anxiety, which was so bad at one point, he came very close to committing suicide.  I have gained so much understanding and compassion for people who suffer from it and […]

It’s all about the questions!

As a coach, one of my superpowers is to listen and ask thought provoking questions to my clients that will trigger an Aha! Moment.  As a human being however, I easily fall into the trap of asking myself ‘judger’ type questions. In fact this judger mindset is in built and is the one we default […]

WTF does being whole mean anyway?!

I keep hearing the term ‘being whole’ or ‘whole being’ and it’s quite a confusing term. It kind of implies that some parts of you are missing in some way.  That you are a broken being until you get ‘fixed’ and all your bits put back together again Humpty Dumpty style! First things first – […]