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Acceptance Forgiveness and Perspective

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One of the toughest life challenges just happened to me, it’s one heck of a teacher! Still Dancing Last week I talked about the ‘Still Dancing’ event for Alzheimer’s that I volunteer at, and as a result, I got a message from the lovely Katie from Alfreton Nursery School. They invite residents from the nearby […]

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How to manage ‘busy’

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It would be great if we were able to choose how busy we are but sometimes it ‘is what it is’ So, how do we manage busy times without going pop? R is for Reality How do you plan?   Multi-tasking Last Wednesday I had three events in one day. I did two speaking gigs, […]

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Surely you know when you’re tired?

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You’d think?! Here’s the science behind accidental burnout and how to notice the important signs A is for Acknowledge What’s going on with you?   How you miss the signs The A in my CARE model is usually about acknowledging the good stuff to build resilience and confidence. HOWEVER we also need to acknowledge what’s […]

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Why drying your toes is such an important detail to attend to… C is for Compassion How you treat yourself   When you’re in a hurry When you’ve got a lot to do and not enough time, what gets missed? Do you dry your toes properly? Do you bother to find your favourite mug? Do […]

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He got his jumper got stuck on my roses!

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How busy are you and what’s taking priority? And what about those roses? E is for Energy Eat, drink, rest, enjoy!   Oops, sorry! I was just arriving home and I saw a chap walking past my house who got his jumper sleeve caught in the roses that were hanging over the wall and quite […]

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When the stress just keeps coming…Pause (paws)

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It’s Stress Awareness week. And some folks don’t need making aware, they’re all too aware that there’s too much stress about! How about you? R is for Reality Stress is all around us… Sounds like to start of a Wet Wet Wet song but that’s all about love. Which is my point actually, as I […]

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Stuck in Shanghai

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A is for Acknowledge   The best thing Some of the unpleasant times in our lives turn out to have done us a huge favour. Being stuck in a sweaty minibus in Shanghai in 1998 showed me good and proper that I was in the wrong place!   The writing on the wall There were […]

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Let’s create a ripple!

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And let’s start with you, Precious One. Then let’s see who you can pass it on to! E is for Energy   The end of an era – thank goodness! For the last four or five years I’ve been running at less than 100% of my usual energy. The hormonal changes that hit me at about […]

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Time to pick on my mum again

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Did you see the videos of my mum travelling with me to work in Dublin? It was quite a funny series! Well, this week, she’s at the centre of the story… R is for Reality   The R of my CARE model of Wellbeing is all about the Reality of how much time, energy and resources […]

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Too fat to run? Not likely mate!

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My friend Julie Creffield got a lot of stick when she started running. As a plus size runner, she realised she probably wasn’t the only one… C is for Compassion Who told you that? When Julie heard blokes shouting at her from a van, you’d have thought she might have given up. When her doctor […]

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