Quietening Your Inner Critic.

Quietening Your Inner Critic.

Several years ago I wrote a self-coaching guide to Quietening Your Inner Critic. It is one of the most common issues that comes up in my coaching work at one point or another and it was a very popular download. Over the last few weeks I've been revisiting some of the...

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The Man in the Arena: an inspirational quote.

The Man in the Arena: an inspirational quote.

Last night I joined an #OTalk Research which was focused on rejection. Something which all of us will have encountered at some point. Whether it is an idea, something we've written, a grant we've applied for, an exam we've taken. Last night on the Twitter chat I...

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Flying into the dark.

Flying into the dark.

The nights are drawing in and it's midway through lockdown 2. It started to get dark at 4.30 today. Our hens are tootling off to bed around 4.30 instead of the 9.30 of mid summer. I have a real sense that it's going to be a long old winter. How are things going for...

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Allowing me to be me…

Allowing me to be me…

I was introduced to the music of Alexia Chellun by Dawn Breslin from Harmonizing. This morning I discovered this truly beautiful song, 'Allowing me to be me".  It was one of those moments when a song quite literally stopped me in my tracks. It demanded to be listened...

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A share: let the tears come

A share: let the tears come

It's not often I use a whole post to share someone else's writing but today I'm going to. A while ago I joined Tara Mohr's course Playing Big and have reviewed her book, Playing Big. Practical wisdom for women who want to speak up, create, and lead.  I love her work...

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Treating yourself with compassion

Treating yourself with compassion

I know, at the moment, key workers are working flat out trying to keep services operational and people alive. Time is limited and the pressure is great. What I also know is the huge amount of stress people are living and working with at the moment. We are already...

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Living in bubbles

Living in bubbles

Over the last few days I've been thinking a lot about bubbles because at the moment it feels like I'm living in bubbles. Pockets of self-contained space floating around each other. Some days, like at the moment, my whole day is a bubble shared with my husband. Other...

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It’s OK to feel overwhelmed right now.

It’s OK to feel overwhelmed right now.

As I write this I am looking out at a blue sky and the sun is shining. I've just come in from doing some gardening which felt like a positive statement of better things to come. But this wasn't the case earlier in the day. To be honest though when I woke up this...

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Making Fierce self-care an intention for 2020.

Making Fierce self-care an intention for 2020.

As we enter not only a new year but also a new decade are you in a reflective mood today? Taking some time to think about the year ahead, what you would like to do, how you would like to be? If you are setting some intentions here's a question for you - is increasing...

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Oh still small voice of calm.

Oh still small voice of calm.

It's that time of year when the pace begins to ramp up and the 'to do' list gets longer by the day. 'We need to get this done before Christmas' becomes a mantra. Time is measured by the number of days until Christmas. How is your still small voice of calm doing at the...

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