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!
Are you celebrating your successes? In the current financial climate, there is so much negative talk and focus that it is easy to lose sight of our achievements. The successes we have on a daily basis that should be noted and celebrated. Yet these get lost in the noise and overlooked; taking with them … Continue reading Are you celebrating your successes?
Anger is almost always portrayed as a negative emotion; something to be worked on, to be avoided with calming techniques and herbal teas. And often this is the approach required. However, I have found when dealing with pain that many people bury their anger, seeing it as something to be ashamed of, to apologise for. … Continue reading Kicking Pain in the “As” – Anger
"You have a serious attitude problem young lady".... One of the most common sentences I heard at School as a child. I did have "attitude" even from a very young age, though whether I would call it a problem is debatable. You see, it's my Attitude that forms the foundations for the way I cope … Continue reading Kicking Pain in the “As” -Attitude
Really? Talk about our bodies? In a public space where other people might be listening? It's one of those topics that so many women find difficult. My earliest memories of talking about my body feel embarrassing and uncomfortable. Hushed tones, fast spoken questions like "is it meant to hurt when I touch my boobs?" … Continue reading Let’s talk about…our bodies
I've always loved this quote. "At any given moment, you have the power to say 'this is not how the story is going to end'". It's tough to see it sometimes, when you're so deep into your own issues, your own problems and head-talk. It can be easier to say "there's nothing I can … Continue reading At any given moment – you can make the choice
"Really? What this old thing?" "You're joking, this makes my bum look enormous!" "That's sweet of you to say; when did you last get your eyes tested?"...... Sound familiar? What is it that makes it so hard to accept a compliment at face-value and respond with "Thank you"? What is the force that prevents so … Continue reading Give the gift of saying “Thank You”
I loved Toyah as a teenager; I still do. Her hair (of course) and make-up, but also her power, her self-confidence, her rebel-quality. I looked up to her and emulated her style with more and more outrageous hair-cuts and colours that resulted in the inevitable suspensions from my posh school for young-ladies. Result! Toyah showed … Continue reading You are allowed to be you
This morning on Twitter, I was reminded by someone that it's not always easy to choose your mood; that for some, every day is a challenge and "managing a smile" is about their limit. I can empathise with this position, with this choice. I remember times when I've felt that everything was simply too much … Continue reading It’s not always easy to choose
Choosing to think positively is not going to make all your problems disappear overnight; however, it is going to make a huge, positive difference to how you deal with, challenge, accept or fight these challenges and, as a result and with persistence, a more positive outcome. Positive thinking is a choice and it can … Continue reading Choose positive thinking