‘Tis is the season to be eat, drink and be merry, and I love it!

I’m spending the holidays at home and can’t wait for the feast. Luckily for me vegetables have always been featured on my family’s menu, and often take centre stage. Is it the same in your family? Or maybe the vegetables get overlooked during the holidays as you prepare to overload on them in the New Year (resolutions, right?)    

Did you know that there…

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Eat the pie and keep your goals this holiday season

The holiday party season is upon us, which means abundance of meals, parties, and gatherings that are filled with delicious but generally unhealthy foods. Of course there is more to be enjoyed this season than these large meals, but the festivities most certainly can become centred around the dinner table.

 

Many of my clients and friends give up on their health goals during this time of year, planning on picking…

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What’s on your list?

I wonder if you are a fellow “Friends” fan? I must have watched all of the episodes multiple time and they still make me laugh.

 

Do you remember Ros’ laminated list of 5 celebrities who was allowed to sleep with?

 

Today I wanted to share my list, with a difference:) Because we’re not going to talk about sleeping with celebrities, but the experiences I want to have in my life:)

 

Let me introduce you to Annie

Annie* has worked with me in the 12 weeks 1:1 coaching programme. When we first talked she didn’t even really know what coaching was and how it could benefit her, but she wanted to grow as a person and was intrigued by the tools I told her about.

 

She worked as a senior leader in the Human Resources Department and wanted to step up into a more strategic role, but…

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How strong are you going to finish?

We’re half way through November (have you heard any Xmas songs on the radio, yet??) so let’s check in and see how you’re getting on with your quarter 4 goals? Are you on target? Are you still working towards meeting your targets?

 

Or maybe you’ve given up already because it was getting too hard? Maybe life got in the way? Maybe you’ve had too many ‘no’s’ on the way?

 

Let me…

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What do you want to do when you grow up?

“What do you want to do when you grow up?” my Dad used to ask me with an infuriating regularity. I hated that question because frankly I had no idea what the hell I wanted to do when I grow up. I was too busy being a teenager, having meltdowns and trying to get by at school.

 

The more he asked, the more annoyed I got, because I felt I…

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After 12 years I had enough

When I fell into a job in NHS, I thought I was sorted. I had a career for life, with a clear progression path and a pension plan.

After the honeymoon period I started to struggle. I knew I was good at my job and could deliver results, but I felt unsupported, unheard and isolated.

The pressure coming from different directions with conflicting demands became just too much and after twelve…

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Do you do it, too?

How often do you break promises to yourself?

 

Let’s have a reality check, shall we? How often have you said to yourself: “I will work out every day”, or “I never drink again”, or “I will go to bed early every night”?

 

Our days are often filled with promises we make to ourselves and then as soon as we have an opportunity, a ”better offer” we’re quick to break those promises.

 

We’re…

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What if the horoscope was right?

I remember reading my horoscope as a kid and it said that “Aquarius is best suited for a freelance, creative job” and I thought to myself: well, that’s interesting, how the hell can I apply this to myself?? I didn’t think of myself as creative, I didn’t even know anyone working freelance because I was taught that “secure employment” is the only way forward. “Secure employment” was meant to…

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5 simple self care practices

I’ve got to be honest – the last two months were hard for me – physically and mentally. All I wanted to do was sleep and eat potato crisps, because I had zero energy to cook or even do food shopping. Unfortunately the crisps were not going to help me get through that, so I knew I had to try something different and just be kind to myself.

 

Being kind…

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