Why do you run?

When we run we get a boost of the chemicals Dopamine, Noradrenaline and Serotonin associated with mood enhancing feelings of happiness, focus and satisfaction similar to the effects of taking SSRIs. Many people join running clubs to improve their social networks and...
What Thailand taught me

What Thailand taught me

This year for me has been about bringing things into the now. Why do things I’ve always wanted to experience need to always be in the future? Answer: They don’t, so let’s start ticking them off that bucket list! So when I was lucky enough to be offered the opportunity...
Be aware, be very aware

Be aware, be very aware

I clearly need to get out more as I have found myself writing a blog about a ‘parking rage’ incident I was unwittingly involved in this week, while taking my two new rescue cats to the vet, which got me thinking about the fundamental intentions of coaching; helping...
From Cat-O-Pillar to Colossus

From Cat-O-Pillar to Colossus

For the last 3 years I’ve decided to celebrate my birthday doing something that I’ve always been terrified of… riding rollercoasters. Since I was very young I have had a fear of anything “fairgroundy”. Anything that spins fast, drops quickly or throws my body around...
Good days give happiness, bad days give experience

Good days give happiness, bad days give experience

I’m a big fan of inspirational quotes to help me stay on track with my goals so when this one popped up on social media this week it really resonated with me and prompted me to reflect on the Summer holidays as a mother juggling work and children. “Good days give...
The Bird Table – A Nest to Grow

The Bird Table – A Nest to Grow

If you know me or have ever read one of my previous blogs you will have heard me banging on about the fact we are all wired to love, connect and belong to something bigger than ourselves. We are interdependent. In an ideal world, of which it appears we are rather...
Find your whole “self”

Find your whole “self”

Julia Cameron in her wonderful book “The Artists Way” said… “When we’re clear who we are and where we’re going we have an energy that flows through us. When we resist where that energy might take us or what it might show us we feel out of control and slam on the...
What a beautiful view

What a beautiful view

Myles Downey said “the natural state of the human being is to be fully expressed, uninhibited without fear or doubt”. We are interdependent. We are hard-wired to love, connect and belong to something bigger than ourselves and we don’t need to do it all alone, we were...
Have you got a map?

Have you got a map?

Driving through the beautiful Welsh mountains at the weekend I was struck by the spectacular and challenging terrain. Craggy rocks jutting out and deep grooves cutting through the landscape. Steep inclines interspersed with waterfalls, some cascading dramatically over...