authentically

Now is our time to speak authentically and why it matters …

What is it about speaking honestly and authentically that really matters? From listening to others who adopt this approach we can recognise that the impact they have on others is positive. They speak with belief, open-ness, passion and even if we don't agree with them we can respect their perspective and are grateful for their ability to … Continue reading Now is our time to speak authentically and why it matters …

Festive fun with friends & family ….

And so it begins! The festive season of socialising and spending lots of time with our friends & family has arrived. So far, so good. It is always a challenge balancing work and fun stuff with enough sleep but I am determined not to say yes to every invite, tempting as it is! Pretty much all … Continue reading Festive fun with friends & family ….

self preservation

Christmas countdown for self preservation

I love Christmas. I love the fairy lights, the food, the atmosphere and catching up with friends and family. One of my favourite nights pre-Christmas is wrapping presents in front of the fire, snuggling with the pups whilst the husband is out on his work's 'do'. There are also things about Christmas that I don't … Continue reading Christmas countdown for self preservation

What can we celebrate today?

Sometimes it's the little things and sometimes it's the milestones, either way there is definite happiness in finding things to celebrate. As I mentioned in a previous post I have been upping my 'gratitude' game recently via the 30 day #capturinggratitude challenge devised by Dr Lauren Tober on the website www.capturinggratitude.com and this has been a … Continue reading What can we celebrate today?

Commitment vs motivation

Commitment vs motivation - these are often words that are used in the same conversation when it comes to making change and planning for goals but how are they different and which serves us better? Commitment noun the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause  Motivation noun a reason or reasons for behaving … Continue reading Commitment vs motivation

Why do we struggle with saying “no” …..

A recurring theme in conversations with busy friends, colleagues and family is how we seem to have difficulty saying "no", even when we're tired and need that time for ourself.  Saying no used to feel quite difficult but the benefits of saying "no" are definitely worth it but it takes practice! This has become even clearer … Continue reading Why do we struggle with saying “no” …..