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Not Playing Small Any More

Not Playing Small Any More

Health & Wellbeing
Not Playing Small Any More We've all got our own hangups. Every single one of us. Things that we want to do or achieve - but something is holding us back. Being offered things such as a new job, holiday opportunity or even just going to a party.   And yet, we always just say no.   It's not that we don't want to do it.  To have a go.  Meet new people.  Even try a new job that you've always dreamed of.  Or just something new and different. It's because of: 😒Fear of failure😒Fear of success (yes, that really is a thing!)😒Self doubt😒Low self confidence😒Not want to muck it up and look silly And let's be clear, everyone has their own issues.  Nobody is free of doubt and worry - although the issues or thoughts may be different,…
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A Simple Bunch Of Flowers

A Simple Bunch Of Flowers

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A Simple Bunch Of Flowers Part of my self love and self care routine is to do things that make me happy. That light me up. That help to nurture and grow my self love.One thing that I love to do is buy a beautiful fresh bunch of flowers.For years I didn't do nice things for myself because, meh whatever. Now I make a point of it. Taking the time to do things you love, even the smalles things make a big difference. These little things are little steps on your healing path. Little steps that reaffirm your self love, self worth & happiness. What little things can you/do you do on a regular basis that are just for you? Just because you can?    
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Boundaries In The Workplace

Boundaries In The Workplace

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Boundaries In The Workplace I was recently interviewed by the lovely Katie Charlton from Maximise Health Coaching about boundaries in the workplace. The interview brought up so many issues that myself and others have faced (and still face) in the workplace - particularly in the corporate world. With 3+ decades of Corporate experience, I am acutely aware of the issues faced on a daily basis, and how detremintal they are to our mental and physical health. Boundaries in general are a form of self love and self respect.   They are also some of the hardest things to inplement when you've never done it before.   By setting boundaries in your personal life, you are declaring your wishes regarding: ✔ Who you spend time with✔ What you do for others✔ How much extra that you take on in …
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Me, a Writer?

Me, a Writer?

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Me, a Writer? If you’d ever told me I’d be a writer, I’d likely have laughed.   Mind you, in my corporate gig I’ve written for an audience for decades. Many, many credit applications with beautifully crafted stories. Interesting how everything in our lives takes us one step closer to our destiny.   Never did I imagine that I’d be up early on a Sunday morning (who am I kidding, I’m up early every morning ) to submit an article. Never.   This morning I submitted the first article of my 12 month stint with Sibella Publications. One article a month for the next year.   My theme for the 12 months? Authenticity. More particularly, discovering and stepping into your authentic self   The first month is all about simplicity.…
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I Have All Of The Time In The World

I Have All Of The Time In The World

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I have All Of The Time In The World I have all the time in the world. That's the mantra that I repeat quietly to myself on those days when chaos reigns. After a few minutes, my mind calms down and I realise that everything is ok. Having a busy mind, being pulled from one thing to another, a million things to do. These are all fear based reactions and they are not healthy. Slow down. Breathe. Focus on one thing at a time. You have all the time in the world. Try it. I promise you will feel amazing - AND knock off that to do list x Image credit:  Aron Visuals on Unsplash
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Believe

Believe

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Believe I believe there is almost nothing we can't do. Honestly. Once we get past our limiting and negative beliefs, the world is literally our oyster. I think we are so used to thinking things are not possible that we have forgotten to dream. We've been so caught up in this thing called life, our habits and systems that we forgot that we can imagine better things. For me the best time to dream and imagine is right before sleep at night. That way there are no other distractions to pull me away. We know that what we focus on and believe, we achieve. Part of this process is to think about what we want, picture it in our mind and attach emotion to it. Attaching emotion is the kicker - once we can see it…
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Why We Need To Stop Rushing

Why We Need To Stop Rushing

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Time To Stop Rushing Being in a state of rush is a fear based reaction.  It is also a scarcity mentality as you think it needs to be done now or else... (insert your own circumstance here). I've always been an achiever but attached to that was a sense of urgency and often overwhelm. It's almost like on some level I was thriving on it. Looking for more pressure and stress to push myself further. It wasn't a conscious thing but it came from deep within.  The only thing all of that pressure and rushing got me was burnout. And not just once. It was a routine, almost like a dance I did with myself. Work harder and faster.  Want to do, be or learn something else?  Sure!  Let's squeeze…
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Everything We Do Is A Habit

Everything We Do Is A Habit

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Everything We Do Is A Habit Although we do have free will, every single little thing we do each day is a habit.One that might have been with us from birth - or even from generations ago.Think about your morning routine.  Chances are you do roughly the same thing every single day.  Yes, sometimes you might consciously try and change something but fast forward a week or so and BAM right back to the same old habits.I think about this sometimes when I am driving to work.  The same way every day for years.  To the point when I am going to somewhere else in the general area, that I end up driving towards work. The subconscious mind in quite incredible as it stores these habits to ensure we don't miss…
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Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month

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October is Mental Health Month According to the World Health Organisation, Mental Health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.Mental health is an issue that has touched each and every one of us.  In fact it is one of the major health issues facing us today.When I was growing up, people never spoke about mental health.  Like it was some kind of shameful infliction.  I cannot even imagine how painful it must have been to have a mental health issue in such a closed minded time.Thankfully now it is more ‘acceptable’ to have mental health…
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Release The Old & Make Space For The New

Release The Old & Make Space For The New

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I am releasing the old to make space for the new The way to achieve and move forward is not by doing more of what you already are. That clearly isn't working.It's time to release what is not serving you. Time to make space for the new.The new you. The new beginning. The new adventure. The new business. The new goals. Our subconscious programming means that we are on a constant loop. Whatever is going on in there - and science says around 70% of our beliefs are limiting and negative - is not serving us. If you think about the areas of your life which are lacking, that's the tell tale sign that your belief system is not beneficial to you.That's where we start  By releasing the old belief system, we…
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