The secret to starting your goals

When it comes to going after what you want, do you stand in your own way? Maybe you convince yourself the timing isn’t right. Maybe you worry about what others might think or say. Or maybe you’re in the habit of following your secondary goals – you know what I’m talking about: that low-hanging fruit…

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…

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…

Will your career change ever happen?

Midway through your quest for a new career, you’ve lost heart, run out of ideas and energy, and completely lost your way. How can you regain your direction, self-belief and ingenuity in creating your ideal working life? I know only too well that it can certainly be a long and twisty road to achieve career…

A simple lesson

What would you do if you had seven hours in a car alone? Having done this today I can answer this…you think a lot. It all started like this. Last week I was offered the chance to attend a workshop in London today. In Norfolk at the time my first thought was “I will go…

It’s true…

I’m one month in and hurrah I’ve managed not to buy any books and so far no shakes or withdrawal symptoms. You might be wondering why the heck I’d do something like this? Well, somehow I’ve managed to create a home library – not a room – but two full size bookcases overflowing with books…