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,…

Ever feel like an imposter? This will help

“I have written eleven books, but each time I think, ‘uh oh, they’re going to find out now.  I’ve run a game on everybody, and they’re going to find me out.’” — Maya Angelou Do you ever wish you could express yourself with unabashed confidence? Maybe you hold yourself back because you worry what people…

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…

What if it were easy?

Would you do it? Would you step up to the mic and tell EVERYONE your big dream. You know, the one that you don’t tell anyone, because you feel if you said it out aloud it would sound silly, grandiose or bonkers. What would you need from me to help you say it, to tell…

Missing the point

It all started with the Aurora Borealis – it was right outside my door, literally. How amazing! Right? Wrong! I missed it. We live in downtown Anchorage, Alaska and even here it was all anyone could talk about – how fantastic and unusual to see the Aurora from the city.   The next day I…

Release from judgement

I have always worried about what people think of me.  I think it stems from the fact that I grew up in a small suburb of Chicago where a lot of people knew each other and where it was difficult to go unnoticed. Rightly or wrongly, I felt that people were judging me. In my case,…

We all deal with grief differently

When I say the word ‘grief’ it stirs up a lot of emotion inside of me. It’s a word that conjures up deep feelings, tears and memories. For some there is a visible expression of grief and for others it’s a silent inner dialogue. Whichever it is there is always a constant wondering of why…