This summer, I was ready. Ready to decide where my new life in Myddfai, Carmarthenshire, was going to head in the next chapter. When you've been lucky enough to live a life that has been full and varied (not just because of opportunities but also challenges) then finding the next thing you want to focus … Continue reading Why I became an Independent Celebrant
Massive Change; an event that has such a huge impact on your life, every moment of it, how you live it and how you define yourself, that you are a different person than the one you were previously. It can happen to anyone at any time and is not because of karma, or due to … Continue reading Massive change requires reinvention of Brand-You
I am lucky enough to be learning a new skill, making stained glass, as part of this amazing group. It has become so much more for me than a class, it's a place where I've found myself again. Source: It's more than just a communuty class
Dear Hormones, What are you playing at? Seriously, I thought we, as a body, were all in this together; fighting against the odds of EDS and Heart Failure, beating them against all expectations and doing a pretty impressive job of it actually. Then, you took it upon yourselves to go off-piste and take control in, … Continue reading Dear hormones
I have never been a fan of New Year's Resolutions; it strikes me that January is about the worst time (especially in the Northern Hemisphere) to start committing to enormous goals and making sweeping promises about our consumption, or denial of, certain pleasures from alcohol to sleep. It is cold, dark and miserable for a … Continue reading Make Changes not Resolutions
I'm not sure if it's an age thing, a woman thing, an inner-hippy thing or perhaps just a human thing, but I find myself more and more recently contemplating how far from love and compassion society seems to be heading. With the influence of the freedom that was promised by the internet, there seems to … Continue reading A bit more love
It is one of the conversations I hear most often as a Mentor; a client is feeling down, their confidence is at an all-time-low and they've just admitted that today, someone told them they didn't like what they do. "They said my style wasn't right for them", "She said my product wasn't as good as … Continue reading You CAN please everyone – if you want to be average
It's taken until now for me to feel ready to write about the results of the UK Referendum on our membership of the European Union. I made no secret of the fact I was voting to remain, and while I stand by my decision, I am more in despair of how we seem to be reacting … Continue reading Brexit: much more than politics
A few years ago, I had a series of heart attacks. From out of nowhere they stopped me in my tracks and made me reconsider everything about my life. You could say they were a major crossroads; I've spent a great deal of time since focussed on "letting go" of the feelings I was left … Continue reading Letting go of letting-go!
It is, it really is! It’s all about YOU. Isn’t that wonderful news? Or is it rather scary? We’ve grown up being told it’s not all about us, that we should focus more on those around us, make our mission in life to put others first. And these are wise words. Indeed, I am a … Continue reading It’s all about you!