Focus on the next 24 hours only

Focus on the next 24 hours only There are so many unknowns, so many questions, so much we don’t know, so much we can’t control and it all feels unmanageable. ‘It’s all too much’ was a phrase I used to trot out all the time because for a fair few years everything felt like too… Read more about Focus on the next 24 hours only

3 Stages of pandemic response

3 Stages of pandemic response I’ve been listening and paying attention to what people are doing, how they’re feeling, the language they’re using. I was getting a picture in my head (which was being backed up by what I was hearing and reading) of three stages of thoughts, feelings and actions that people are moving in… Read more about 3 Stages of pandemic response

How to deal with feelings of overwhelm around Coronavirus

How to deal with feelings of overwhelm around Coronavirus You can listen to the audio of this blog post as I’ve recorded it as a podcast episode. There are a lot of feelings and thoughts about Coronavirus and all the uncertainty and the lack of feeling in control can feel overwhelming. From conversations I’ve been… Read more about How to deal with feelings of overwhelm around Coronavirus

Do you believe it’s possible for you?

Do you believe it’s possible for you? Belief is a funny thing. We invest so much in it when it’s utterly intangible. We let it guide our lives like it’s fact (it isn’t). Our beliefs can lift us up and keep us down and they can change in a split second because a belief is… Read more about Do you believe it’s possible for you?

I’m letting go of the shame I’ve carried for more than 20 years

I’m letting go of the shame I’ve carried for more than 20 years *Trigger/content warning: this post describes an assault. “If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.” – Brené Brown I’ve been thinking about shame recently. Through conversations I’ve realised that I’ve been hanging onto… Read more about I’m letting go of the shame I’ve carried for more than 20 years

How I deal with my fear of public speaking

How I deal with my fear of public speaking So many of us have a fear of public speaking and, as I am finding myself doing it more and more, I thought I would share how I deal with my nerves and fear of what everyone else will think of me. Because those concerns are… Read more about How I deal with my fear of public speaking

The problem with following the rules

The problem with following the rules I’ve been thinking about the beliefs we have that hold us back and how the fear of failing stops us from trying. We confine and constrain and curb ourselves with all these lines in the sand that we draw. These beliefs, thought patterns and fears are informed by our culture, upbringing,… Read more about The problem with following the rules

Kindness and care starts with you

Kindness and care starts with you We’re all familiar with the idea of being kind and caring but how often do we apply it to ourselves? Because, it all starts with us, right? If I’m not nice to me, if I don’t respect and care for myself, it makes it pretty hard to be me.  Caring about other… Read more about Kindness and care starts with you

The power of releasing your limiting beliefs

The power of releasing your limiting beliefs The thing with realisations, epiphanies and a-ha moments is that you never know when they’re going to strike. And the last place I expected to have one was on a treadmill. Particularly because the crux of my aha moment wasn’t really about being on a treadmill. Now, let’s make two things clear: 1. I am… Read more about The power of releasing your limiting beliefs