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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. […]

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Juggling chaos – keeping calm in the storm

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The last week has been fairly chaotic for us and without a doubt has really pushed us with all the various elements that parenting can bring and…. norovirus can bring.  Added in to that was birthdays, back to school for us and my increased working hours.  It ended up that the norovirus timed itself perfectly […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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My biggest lesson from the summer holidays

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I am back!!! I wanted to share one of my biggest learnings from being away with my children for the summer.  Every year we generally will decamp to Italy. We’ve got a house and family over there so we are there most years for a few weeks of the summer as it’s cheaper and easier […]

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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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Do you allow yourself to feel your feelings?

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  A lot of what’s been coming up recently with clients is not allowing ourselves to feel our feelings so I thought I’d share some thoughts about it.   We feel (or are conditioned to believe) that we’re not allowed to be angry,  nor be sad, that we’re not allowed to grieve, that we are […]

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Who’s supporting Dad?

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I’ve been talking a lot recently about who is supporting mum.  I wanted to focus on dads and partners and the importance of dads/partners considering who is supporting them?   Last week we had a group EFT session in Overcome the Overload on partners and relationships and how you feel in those relationships? One of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]