How would you rate your delegation skills? And how comfortable do you feel about delegating? According to research by Columbia Business School, delegation is not a strong point for many women. Which is a real shame, because until we get comfortable with it, we miss out on a huge opportunity to gain back precious time and energy, and who doesn't want more of those?! So, why is it that many women aren’t as effective at delegating as our male counterparts? (According to research
Hot flushes, fatigue, aches and pains, mood swings, sugar cravings, insomnia, skin irritation, nausea, night sweats... if you didn't know this blog was about hormones, you'd be forgiven if you read that list and assumed I was describing the symptoms of a nasty bug. But for those of us who have experienced extreme fluctuations in hormones, whether that be PMS, pregnancy or menopause, to name three very common scenarios, you will know all too well, the impact that hormones can
As a Career Mum who also happens to be a Wellbeing Coach, I’d love to say I’ve discovered a magic “Super Woman” formula that means I look and feel amazing, energetic and organised every day of the week. But if I did, I would be lying, because in reality, I’m just like everyone else, I have my good days, frazzled days and somewhere-in-between days. Whilst I don’t claim to have a miracle cure for Career-Mum-Overwhelm, I whole-heartedly believe with the right tools, strategies a
I hope you've enjoyed learning about and building The Ultimate Self-Care Tool Kit throughout the festive period. There's just one remaining R to implement and this one is a biggy.... RENOVATE is our final R and it really is worth investing some time on because it's truly all about creating your FIRST CLASS LIFE. Put your hand up if life's busyness often sweeps you along and you end up making do with things in your life (because it's the easiest option and convenient), so that
Throughout December we've been diving into The Ultimate Self-Care Tool Kit. We've discussed the importance of Rest, Recharge and Replenish when building a solid foundation for optimum health, happiness and wellbeing. So next up, let's dive into RELATIONSHIPS, another crucial part of your tool kit. When it comes to creating an overall sense of wellbeing, social connectivity is another key element. When we feel part of a community and have meaningful relationships in our life i
The end of a year can be a reflective time for many and for me personally, it's this time of year between Christmas and New Year that I most enjoy journaling. I love to capture my reflections as I consider the year that's been and ask myself what success looks like in the year ahead.
I'm often asked if there is a process or structure to follow when it comes to getting the most out of reflective time and what questions are best to focus on when journaling?
Hands up, when it comes to food and drink, who gets a bit carried away in December (or maybe even earlier)? Once you start seeing the mince pies and Christmas treats on the supermarket shelves do you start convincing yourself it's ok to overindulge as much as you want now because you're planning a big detox in January? Hands up, who gets to 1st January feeling sluggish, bloated and a few kilos heavier than you'd like to be, regretting at least half of the over-indulging with
You might be thinking 'tis the season to be jolly and make merry so what more do you need to recharge? But let's get real here - how recharging are late nights, too much booze and sugar overloads (not to mention cramming in all the shopping, deadlines and all the other urgent stuff that suddenly comes up in December)? OK, I promised I wouldn't be the fun police. I'm not saying you can't have some of these indulgences in your festive schedule! But before the silly season runs
One of the craziest things when it comes to celebrating Christmas is the amount of self-sabotage that takes place! In the name of making merry and embracing the silly season, so many of us over do it, get run down, stressed and burnt out. Sometimes so much so that by the time Christmas and the holidays arrive we're battling a cold or the flu and the celebrations are ruined. There have been many Christmases in the past when I felt lousy and regretted not taking better care of
OK let's be honest, who has a tendency to say yes to everything in December (and maybe even November too), and before you know it, you're completely run down? Maybe you fall into the trap of trying to burn the candle at both ends to hit end of year deadlines at work and ordering last minute presents whilst suffering from late nights and too many over-indulges. By the time the holidays actually arrive, you're exhausted and maybe even feeling sorry for yourself with the sniffle
September is Organic Month here in the UK so I decided this was a good time to share a quick summary on Organic Farming and Produce, as well as some additional links if you'd like to dive into the topic further. Going organic has been growing in popularity in recent times. More and more people are getting back to the old ways of growing fresh produce at home, waiting lists for allotments are longer than ever, and organic markets are popping up everywhere. Even the range of or
It's an absolute pleasure to have Faye Willmott, Co-Founder of Amour Natural along to share her expertise and knowledge of essential oils. I have known Faye for most of my adult life, our paths first crossed when we both lived and worked in Bristol. We were studying Nutrition (although at different colleges) and our shared passion for all things wellbeing have enhanced our friendship. Thank you so much Faye for sharing your knowledge with us. What is aromatherapy? Aromatherap
Throughout twenty plus years of working, I’ve been building a vast set of techniques, resources and strategies that help support wellbeing. Recently I decided to pull them all together and create a six-stage coaching and wellbeing framework, THE ULTIMATE SELF-CARE TOOL KIT. Not only do these tools underpin the coaching and wellbeing journey I support my clients on, they are my personal go-to resources that have enabled me to boost my own health, happiness and wellbeing over t
Last Sunday afternoon I found myself writing this blog. Sleet had been falling all day, but I didn’t have the magical feeling I normally get with snow fall. Despite the bitter cold, the sleet wasn’t settling, and it just felt like yet another boring, grey, miserable weekend in lockdown 3.0.