Take a breath and go slow

Gandhi once said “there is more to life than increasing its speed” but you’d never know by the way many of us eat. We live in a society that has a love affair with speed and it seems we’re far too busy to give food and eating the attention it deserves. We grab something quick…

What I’ve learnt…

…about changing continents, careers and creating a completely new life I’ve made some big changes in my life in the last four years and I’ve experienced the whirl of emotions, setbacks and leaps forward that come along with any big transition. My changes involved moving back to the UK after 22 years in Dubai at…

On recovery

I recently found out something shocking and validating about my body. I have Lipoedema. Even though you probably never heard of it, (I hadn’t) 11% of women have it. And I am betting about 10% of them have no idea. Growing up, the girls in my family joked/lamented that we’d inherited Faculjak thighs. Large, holding…

Listen to your body, it always knows the truth

Last October, I was diagnosed with a dairy allergy. Nothing too serious but eating dairy causes an immune system reaction in my body so definitely best avoided. I was surprised at the time (and a little bit devastated) as I had milk in my tea and ate yogurt and cheese most days. Surely this couldn’t…

Thinking of getting a coach?

It was 2004 when I first worked with a coach. I’m proud to say my coach at that time was Gabriella Goddard (the founder of http://www.brainsparker.com). I still remember how I felt at every session, one-hour to focus on me and what I wanted to discuss – it was a breather from my corporate life!…

A ski lesson…

We’re in Cervinia, a small Italian village in the Alps bordering Switzerland, with the recognisable Matterhorn in the distance. A perfect family skiing destination. I’d not been skiing for five years, but after day one had found my ski legs return relatively quickly – muscle memory really is quite phenomenal. Fast forward to day five,…

Three reasons to go outside

A Stanford led study finds quatifiable evidence that walking in nature could lead to a lower risk of depression. Here are our reasons for going outside. Connection “Working at home means I can go days without seeing people. I make a point of going out everyday to stay connected to the world. I smile and…

Can meditation help you sleep better?

Following World Sleep Day earlier this month and the coming change of clocks this Sunday March 31 – which tends to throw everyone’s sleep patterns out for a while – I answer a few questions about if and how meditation can help improve your sleep. 1. Is there any research to back up the link…