08Jan

Can a health coach help me?

Losing weight isn’t just about the physical act of losing weight.  It’s about the whole package.  I find if I take care of my mental well-being, the physical stuff just seems to fall into place too.  Could a health coach help with this?
06Jan

The Book Shelf – January 2020

I’m an avid reader, I have significantly less time to read than I would like but I just try to make some progress with my books.  Ideally, I would like to read a book a month in 2020.  I have so many books on my shelf that are asking to be read… and I’d like to put a dent in that over the course of the year.
01Jan

Taking care of myself in 2020

I have been here before… Starting the new year with a promise to lose weight, become healthy, blah blah blah… If 2019 taught me anything, it’s that you can’t expect to ‘just’ lose weight and become healthy because they are directly connected with my overall wellness.  I feel that 2019 was a year of laying foundations and most of it stuck… I ended the year over 40lb lighter than I started it.  It would have been better had I not dropped the ball entirely between September and December. 
29Dec

Separation – Life after a marriage breakdown

It has been a year since the marriage breakdown… a whole 12 months since Jim moved out of the family home.  It has been a year since I embarked on life as a single parent and, despite having the best intentions to start with, I’ve realised I don’t want to play ‘happy families with the ex’… I’d like to keep him at arm’s length and concentrate on what makes me happy.
18Dec

Self-Reflection: Redefining what Christmas means to me

With Christmas just around the corner, I find myself pausing to reflect on the journey so far.  Self-reflection is such an important part of my journey.  I realise I'm not a big fan of Christmas, yes, I do it but in recent years it's become more of a chore than anything else.
05Dec

Is a perfect morning really possible? Part 1

Do you belong to the club of lying in bed until the very last second?  Then spend the morning rushing around like a headless chicken to leave the house on time. Or do you get up as soon as your alarm rings, take your time with a shower, and focus on grounding yourself before the day happens?
24Nov

I suck at meditation

I suck at meditating… like really suck at it… to such an extent that meditation seemed to have the opposite effect than its intention. My mind has always been a monkey party, I can’t recall it ever being anything else.
21Nov
The image contains a quote "little by little one travels far" by JRR Tolkien

In search of a level 10 life?

As the last 12 months have passed, I have made significant improvements in my life and how I see myself, however I also understand that self-development never ends.  Currently, I have limitations on my time that dictate which improvements I can make.  But I would like to develop all aspects of myself and my life further over time.