According to whom?

I watch with my head in my hands when the adverts come on the television.  The cause of this despair is quite simple really, it’s the idea that women are failing if they don’t “match up” to the perfection that is personified in stick-thin, teen-age models with “perfect” lifestyles and the skin, hair and figureContinue reading “According to whom?”

WOW Women DO cry

  “There’s nothing like a good cry!”   I’ve often said this; to friends, my fabulous daughter, to clients.  It’s true.  A good cry releases our body’s natural endorphins and actually lifts our mood.  How often though, have you stopped yourself from crying, or found yourself apologising for it?  The fact is that it’s notContinue reading “WOW Women DO cry”

Let’s talk about…our bodies

  Really?  Talk about our bodies?  In a public space where other people might be listening? It’s one of those topics that so many women find difficult.  My earliest memories of talking about my body feel embarrassing and uncomfortable.  Hushed tones, fast spoken questions like “is it meant to hurt when I touch my boobs?”Continue reading “Let’s talk about…our bodies”

Give the gift of saying “Thank You”

“Really? What this old thing?” “You’re joking, this makes my bum look enormous!” “That’s sweet of you to say; when did you last get your eyes tested?”…… Sound familiar?  What is it that makes it so hard to accept a compliment at face-value and respond with “Thank you”?  What is the force that prevents soContinue reading “Give the gift of saying “Thank You””

Are you ready to receive?

In the spirit of giving, that so many women find themselves adopting naturally, it can be difficult to receive.  To accept that you deserve too.  Receiving does not have to be selfish or self-centred, although we often put our own desires and needs at the bottom of our agenda and focus on “more important things”.Continue reading “Are you ready to receive?”

Dinah’s wobble boosters

When I’m having one of those days where I feel sorry for myself, I have learned there are certain things that lift my spirit, restore my self-belief and fire-me-up to challenge where I am.  These include looking at photographs of my family – like these ones Then I phone a friend… I’ve learned a powerfulContinue reading “Dinah’s wobble boosters”