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September 26, 2019

Walking towards the edge of the Avon viaduct, my easy stroll along the canal has just changed its tune into gripping fear.

Last time I walked over here my fear of heights hit me like a sledgehammer and my sister had to take my arm to walk to the other side. I made the m...

October 24, 2018

I wrote my first blog over two years ago, connecting deeply with feelings about the past, present and future, and opening up in a way that seemed to resonate with readers. I wrote with heart and soul, open and vulnerable. It wasn't actually written for anyone to read,...

October 13, 2018

A few people have asked me whether I ​use the techniques I share with clients​ to support myself​.

The simple answer is yes - often. It's natural to need a bit of support sometimes, through good times and challenges. I continue to be moved deeply by the stories of the...

September 8, 2018

8 important things to think about when considering investing in your development. It's about so much more than the money.

May 24, 2018

I used to cry when my socks fell down. Not last week or anything (!), but as a young child I was very sensitive to textures, light, sounds, moods and emotions. Smells and tastes too - all the senses in fact! I think my family worried about me at times, but in fact I co...

May 10, 2018

This is Lucy, our new puppy. She came home to live with us a month ago, and has stolen our hearts. And many socks, towels, shoes, mats...anything chewable really!

Lucy is a very happy and curious little soul. It has been a joy to be with her as she experiences new thing...

February 28, 2018

While out walking this morning, I passed a lady going the other way and immediately recognised her face, yet couldn't quite place her.

In a split second my visual memory was overtaken by a familiar scent. And then it dawned on me - she was my playgroup teacher. She stil...

February 8, 2018

How metaphors can help us to heal   

Have you ever had one of those moments when something so horrible happens, time seems to stop and you are frozen with it?

This happened to me a few weeks ago when my husband fell and couldn’t get back up again. Falling down and g...

October 20, 2017

I have discovered over time that the more we don't understand someone's behaviour, or struggle to accept it, the more opportunity there is to learn.

It starts within ourselves. With a genuine intent to acknowledge and accept someone just as they are. It doesn't mea...

July 3, 2017

I was very fortunate to experience a development day with other coaches in Glasgow last week, which was generously and expertly facilitated by Alastair Wyllie. The subject was 'Enlivened writing', based on the work of Edith Friesen, where we experienced writing in 'fre...

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