Life tools

What Happened When I Started Trusting My Intuition

Updated on May 6th, 2022

I was not always in the habit of listening to my gut feeling. As a former Biochemist and Executive Management Consultant, I’d lived mostly in my head, and placed structure above what I thought were vague ideas.  Then I created a structured and intuitive coaching practice, but drove myself very hard with it. It wasn’t until I went through a tough year that I learnt to trust my intuition even more. Read on for the story of what happened then… Read-more

How Singing Lessons Helped Me Find My Fighting Spirit

When it comes to getting through the tough times in life, I used to think of myself as a survivor – bearing the pain and the suffering, and somehow coming through on the other side of it. Then I took regular singing lessons with a very pushy singing teacher, who challenged me big time and didn’t let me off the hook, no matter how much I cringed and writhed… This is the story of how I found my fighting spirit. 

My singing teacher is a … Read-more

6 Survival Strategies For When Your Change Isn’t Happening

Updated on March 9th, 2019

So you’ve embarked on changing your life: you want to move houses, change job, find a partner, create a positive new habit… You’ve been working for it, with motivation, discipline, focus. Yet the outcome you want just isn’t happening. Sadly, life isn’t always fair. We can’t always get what we want. You feel frustrated, rejected, even despondent. What to do? Read on for 6 survival strategies I use to help me through when one of my desired changes isn’t happening…Read-more

Why it’s vitally important to connect with your real self – and how to do it

Updated on November 6th, 2018

Are you unhappy with your life? (Crossroads, end of an era? Facing redundancy, an empty nest or a divorce?) If you want to make changes and create a life you love (more), have a look and listen to this video. You’ll discover why reconnecting with your real self is of vital importance for it – and has nothing to do with self-indulgent navel-gazing. And you’ll learn a simple and practical tool to create a snapshot of who you really are.Read-more

5 Simple Ways to Be(come) More Authentic

Updated on November 6th, 2018

Do you feel that you’re living to please others? Are you stuck in a life that doesn’t feel like you? Do you wish you could be more fully  and uniquely yourself? Being authentic can be scary, yet it is very freeing, too. Being the Real You in your life will also help you love your life more. And others will like and trust you more for it, too! Read on to discover 5 simple ways to be(come) more authentic.Read-more

3 Ways to Clarity – And my Take on Forrest Gump

Updated on November 6th, 2018

Sometimes life can throw us a curve ball. Or just be too full of stuff. And we end up overwhelmed, and confused. We wish we could be clear about what’s going on, or about what to do. But we’re not. Rather, we feel like we’re in a sand storm. And the clarity we long for seems miles and miles away… Read on for my tried-and-tested tips to make it through the sand storm – and help you get clear again!Read-more

6 Steps to a Life You Love – Step 5: Get Underway

Updated on November 6th, 2018

You want to make changes in your life. You’ve got a vision and a direction of travel that feels right for you. You’ve got a rough road map that outlines how you’ll get to where you want to go. All you need now is… to take your first step. Part 5 of my Ultimate Guide to Changing Your Life is about where and how to start that journey.

Read on to find out how to do that, and get underway.Read-more

6 Steps to a Life You Love – Step 4: Create a Rough Roadmap

Updated on February 8th, 2019

How do you get from where you stand today in your life to living your next life vision? You need a plan. Only, a detailed plan can prove difficult to foresee. Still, some kind of bridge between your present and future is imperative, otherwise you risk falling into the chasm in between, and your vision remains a dream. I recommend you create a rough roadmap – read on to discover what I mean by that, and how to do it!Read-more

55 Cool Questions for Reviewing Your Year

Updated on October 18th, 2018

December – the year is drawing to a close. Time to pause and look back at what’s happened in my life over the past twelve months. I like doing that – do you? I asked this question at a networking meeting, and only 1 of 14 attendees said they did, too.

Still: If you’re not reviewing your year, you’re missing out!

So get reviewing now, and pick your favourites from my collection of 55 Cool Questions for Reviewing Your YearRead-more

6 Steps to a Life You Love – Step 3: Tease out your new vision

Updated on February 8th, 2019

So you’ve looked at your life so far, and gathered its golden nuggets of wisdom. You’ve painted a picture of who you really are today. Time to look to the future now, and create a vision of the life you want!

That’s not the same as setting goals. It’s more to about finding a beacon to guide you as you move your life forward. There’s many ways to do that. Discover my best 5 – with a brilliant free Read-more

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