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  • Do you blame others for making you feel bad?

    Do you blame others for making you feel bad?

      I burst into tears this morning when my hubby told me something I do makes him feel bad. He had a valid point. It was something I was unconsciously doing - not deliberate or uncaring - just unaware. But my reaction to him telling me I'd hurt him was …Read More »
  • We are the reason why Oprah is having to talk about inequality

    We are the reason why Oprah is having to talk about inequality

    Like many of us around the world I watched Oprah’s acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, nodding my head and agreeing with the sentiments of an end to inequality, an end to putting up with sexual harassment, an end to being seen as second class to men. At the same …Read More »
  • The top 8 life lessons I have learned from Harry Potter

    The top 8 life lessons I have learned from Harry Potter

    I have a confession to make. Over the Christmas break instead of being in the studio painting, I binge watched all of the Harry Potter movies including Fantastic Beasts and where to find them. OK I feel better now I have got that off my chest. From the first time …Read More »
  • Why I don’t believe in setting goals

    Why I don’t believe in setting goals

    My clients achieve great outcomes, but I don't believe in setting goals - so as a Creative Life Coach what is my secret?Read More »
  • My top 5 Tips for Surviving the Christmas Madness

    My top 5 Tips for Surviving the Christmas Madness

    It can’t have escaped your notice that the silly season is well and truly upon us. I swear that each year the run up to Christmas gets more and more frenetic. As women we seem to take on the challenge of ‘making Christmas special’ and trying to ensure it is …Read More »
  • I think I need a dog psychologist

    I think I need a dog psychologist

    I was up in the bedroom getting ready to go out when I heard a skittering noise on the wooden floor downstairs. My dog Liquorice was frantically trying to get from one room to another, and as we have wooden floors his feet sometimes slip and slide. Anyway, the reason …Read More »
  • Painting Your Dreams – Review

    Painting Your Dreams – Review

    I felt a sense of pride for feeling the fear and doing it anyway...and guess what I love my painting, not because it is a masterpiece to others but it is my masterpiece and it has meaning for me. Thank you, Angela, you are a special lady who has created …Read More »
  • Who is in control of your life?

    Who is in control of your life?

    “What do you mean I have to get rid of all of my personal possessions?” I remember spurting this out as I sat in a meeting room surrounded by my stunned colleagues. “Not every personal possession. You are allowed one photograph of your family.” Said our slightly nervous HR person …Read More »
  • Learning to say NO with love

    Learning to say NO with love

     Learning to say No is a life skill we can all benefit from. “Life is so hard, I’ve got no time for myself. All I do is run around after everyone else, and no one seems to give a sh*t about what I need. I feel invisible most of the …Read More »
  • I remember when I was a little girl I loved playing with crayons

    I remember when I was a little girl I loved playing with crayons

    "I remember when I was a little girl I loved to playing with crayons. I would draw on anything I could get my hands on. I’d scribble pictures of me, Mum and Dad and my little brother with our dog. I’d make pictures of my house, and castles and rainbows …Read More »