Do you get your excuses in early

Before I gave up smoking, I used to tell myself I had an addictive personality, that is why I can't give up.Does that sound familiar, in fact I heard it today. It is just an excuse, because we don't believe we can achieve.The person today is incredibly talented, intelligent, professional and driven, but they areContinue reading “Do you get your excuses in early”

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Now you have your reason, what next?

So you have found a reason to make a change and that reason moves towards a positive future rather than moving away from a negative past. But how do you get to your positive future? What happens next is crucial if you want to make a lasting difference, and not crash and burn in aContinue reading “Now you have your reason, what next?”

Have a compelling reason to change

At some point in our lives I suppose we all decide to change something in our life that we think is unhealthy, or limiting us. For me this has been especially acute as I travel through middle age, and parts of your body don’t seem to work as well as they used to. It doesn’tContinue reading “Have a compelling reason to change”

Are you satisfied with your life

From time to time I feel dissatisfied with my life. I feel I should be more than I am, that I do not live up to my potential. I should have a higher paid job, I should be living in a big house, driving a fancy car, going on exotic holidays. I should be moreContinue reading “Are you satisfied with your life”

Running for my mindfulness

Over the past 2 months I have been running a lot more frequently. I know try to run at least 5 times a week. I generally run 1 to 2 miles each time. Not far I know and to be honest I am painfully slow. I run mostly in the evenings during the week and inContinue reading “Running for my mindfulness”

Free Coaching

How often does someone truly listen to what you have to say? We all need to be listened to without having someone else’s opinion imposed on your thoughts. A coach such as myself will listen to what you have to say on your terms in confidence. A coach such as myself will help you putContinue reading “Free Coaching”

Be Your Perfect Leader

On Monday I facilitated a timeout morning for a group of senior ward Nurses. The subject soon got onto leadership. The discussion centred on how to encourage leadership in the team, to enable staff members to actively seek solutions rather than default to the ward manager, deputy manager or unit co-ordinator, and how to manageContinue reading “Be Your Perfect Leader”

My week as a Coach

I was holding a coaching session yesterday afternoon at work. I know I have said this before but it was one of the best sessions I have held. The member of staff wants to be coached, and she is full of ideas. All I have to do is ask a few questions to help herContinue reading “My week as a Coach”

A Mile A Day….

As you know for the past few months I have been trying to improve my fitness and recently set myself a goal to reduce my weight and increase my fitness. You may also remember that initially I used a couch to 10k app on my phone that started me off walking for a minute andContinue reading “A Mile A Day….”

The mix tape of my teen years

The other week I shared 20 albums that have had an influence on me. I had so much fun that I thought I would compile a list of songs that I enjoy and have provided my soundtrack. To provide some parameters I imagined I was putting together a C90 mix tape, to ensure my listContinue reading “The mix tape of my teen years”