At the end of last year, my good friend Liz sent me a note about an alternative goal setting option she thought I might like. It’s called 100 things . The idea is to write down everything you’d love to achieve over the next few years…

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Posted in: creativity

I spent much of my time over the past year researching the topic of ‘happiness’ for my new book. While I was writing, I inevitably found myself asking, “Am I doing the things that make me really happy?” Until I realised I was asking myself…

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Posted in: purpose

I met Matt Clear almost two years ago when he came to me for executive coaching. The thing that stood out to me immediately, is that Matt is really true to his values. He wasn’t just talking about making a difference, he was (and still is) genuinely committed…

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Posted in: interviews

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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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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Posted in: wellbeing

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: self-belief