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…

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!…

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…