Coaching

Life is your creation

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I recently wrote a post about working with your future self.  The task was to help you think about life without any of the day to day symptoms that you might feel (anxiety, bored, overwhelmed, stressed out, procrastinating).  Part of the exercise was to start identifying how that future you was different to you today. […]

Birth

What is failure?

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I’ve been busy back at work over the last week now that the kids are finally back and school and well (whoop whoop) .  There’s a real recurring theme with my clients around failure – and a sense of failure when we haven’t achieved perceived perfection.  We give ourselves such a hard time around failure. […]

EFT

Can you name your feelings?

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Last Tuesday I went to see psychotherapist and author Philippa Perry as part of the Edinburgh Book festival. I don’t know if you’ve read her book, “The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and your children will be glad that you did)”?  It’s probably one of the only parenting books I recommend at the […]

EFT

The spectrum of emotions of motherhood

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I’ve been reflecting the last few weeks about how challenging mothering is at times and it’s something that feels like such a taboo to talk about.  There’s no other role that I know of in the world where we are pushed to our limits as much as being mums.  It’s the spectrum of emotions we […]

EFT

It’s the everyday actions…

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One of the things I know coming up for some of the mums I’m working with is managing the summer holidays and I know it’s something that’s also far too relevant to me.   There’s things I do almost every day to keep me in feeling good.  These are EFT, journaling and meditation.  Most days […]

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Compassion and motherhood – where does your compassion go?

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Who’s your biggest critic?   We are so hard on ourselves. We are our own worst critics. We really like to chastise ourselves whenever we haven’t managed the situation in the way that we wanted to. Every time we have: snapped our children had an outburst with our partners not handled the situation very well […]

EFT

Affirmations – getting them to work for you

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Affirmations are really potent, positive, powerful ways that we can change our lives and our mindset. And I really believe that affirmations are a really helpful way to create change in our lives and create what it is that we want. Affirmations are intention setters, they really can help us to manifest any outcome that […]

EFT

Power up with power naps

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Anyone that knows me, knows how much I love to nap and how essential I feel naps (and sleep) are.  I am so passionate about sleep and encouraging everyone to nap and rest, especially mums. I’m currently running a community group for mums who are feeling overwhelmed, Overcome the Overload. The purpose of that group […]

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Why Mums Matter

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Mums matter was the theme of maternal mental health awareness week last week. This is an important topic, we don’t talk about it enough. When I was first a mum I would have absolutely never, ever, ever considered that I mattered. I didn’t consider how I felt in my pregnancy mattered, all I cared about […]