I have been based from a home-office since the early 1990s, when my then employer, SmithKline Beecham, set me up as their first full-time office based team member. I like my home office, I feel comfortable in the space I find familiar and safe. Indeed, so comfortable that I, like many of my peers, have … Continue reading Get out of your home-office box
We are allowed to change. We are allowed to feel differently as we age and experience new things. Is it time for your to explore your next vocation in life?
I'm setting myself a challenge for 2018 and I'd love you to join me. I'm going to find more to celebrate. I'm going to go out of my way to share things I believe will encourage other people to celebrate the positives in their lives too. And let me be clear, I'm not hiding my head in the sand or pretending that everything will get better for Planet Earth whilst I'm focussing on the positive. I am not going to be silent, I am not going to sit back and let the world continue on it's self-destructive path without speaking and peacefully protesting in any way I can. And I will do that in a positive way, celebrating my ability to express my opinions in a (relatively) free country.
I've been reminded this week of the first time we saw North Lodge in Myddfai, now our home for almost three years. It was a rainy day at the end of October 2014 and we knew we belonged here before we got through the gates. All our previous homes have "spoken" to me long before … Continue reading November Myddfai Musings
Massive Change; an event that has such a huge impact on your life, every moment of it, how you live it and how you define yourself, that you are a different person than the one you were previously. It can happen to anyone at any time and is not because of karma, or due to … Continue reading Massive change requires reinvention of Brand-You
Dear Hormones, What are you playing at? Seriously, I thought we, as a body, were all in this together; fighting against the odds of EDS and Heart Failure, beating them against all expectations and doing a pretty impressive job of it actually. Then, you took it upon yourselves to go off-piste and take control in, … Continue reading Dear hormones
I'm not sure if it's an age thing, a woman thing, an inner-hippy thing or perhaps just a human thing, but I find myself more and more recently contemplating how far from love and compassion society seems to be heading. With the influence of the freedom that was promised by the internet, there seems to … Continue reading A bit more love
It is one of the conversations I hear most often as a Mentor; a client is feeling down, their confidence is at an all-time-low and they've just admitted that today, someone told them they didn't like what they do. "They said my style wasn't right for them", "She said my product wasn't as good as … Continue reading You CAN please everyone – if you want to be average
It's taken until now for me to feel ready to write about the results of the UK Referendum on our membership of the European Union. I made no secret of the fact I was voting to remain, and while I stand by my decision, I am more in despair of how we seem to be reacting … Continue reading Brexit: much more than politics
A few years ago, I had a series of heart attacks. From out of nowhere they stopped me in my tracks and made me reconsider everything about my life. You could say they were a major crossroads; I've spent a great deal of time since focussed on "letting go" of the feelings I was left … Continue reading Letting go of letting-go!