At the beginning of last year while presenting to corporate groups, I created a set of principles to help people understand how mindfulness can be applied to everyday life in practical ways. I called this philosophy The Five Principles of Living Mindfully. Since then, I…

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Posted in: Mindfulness

Charlotte came to me for business coaching when she returned from a long stint working as a chef on private yachts overseas. This talented lady isn’t someone who does things by halves.  These days Charlotte has two businesses – Food and Joy is where she provides private and group cooking…

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Posted in: Interviews

Most of us imagine that once we find the perfect partner, reach our ideal weight, land our dream job, or once our kids are sleeping through the night, then we’ll feel happier. In 2012, psychologists and happiness experts Kennon Sheldon and Sonja Lyubomirsky wrote a…

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Posted in: Wellbeing

When our relationships are going well, they’re a source of unequalled joy but when they’re not, they inevitably cause us worry and hurt. In an ideal world, we would always listen and communicate from the best part of ourselves and we’d monitor our behaviour when…

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Have you ever noticed that some of the most clever, creative women are the ones we don’t see enough of? In business, they often hold themselves back from self-promotion and they’re too humble to tell you how good they are for fear of overstating it….

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Posted in: Career

In Bronnie Ware’s book The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, the number one regret expressed by people as they near the end of their lives is, “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected…

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Posted in: Purpose

Lindy Lloyd is actually one of my dearest friends. She was a client many moons ago but for over a decade now, our relationship has been just a personal one. We met through another lovely friend, Kate, who kindly shared Lindy’s details when I asked for…

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When we start doubting ourselves, we often look outwardly and measure how well we’re doing against another person’s idea of success. We forget that the answer to the question, “What makes a life well-lived?” can be found within. Genuine confidence comes from discovering what’s right…

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Posted in: Mindfulness

I work with clever, creative and interesting clients. They’re good at what they do (even if they’re not always crazy about their current roles) but many have a habit of harsh self-judgement. Negative self-talk happens to all of us, but it’s often more common in…

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