Fitness & Wellness, Life Coaching

Create your optimal wellbeing baseline with the help of this breathing technique

March 27, 2020
Dearest all! I hope this finds you well and in the best shape possible during this strange and uncertain time. Please know that I am here for you if you want to have a complimentary coaching call. I would be so happy to speak and see how best I can serve you. Just leave your email below in a comment and I will be in touch to arrange a time. As for now I’ve decided to write a series of posts with the intention that they will help you embody a greater sense of solace, maximise your general wellbeing and expand your awareness to all the opportunity there is now to make positive changes.… Continue reading...
Life Coaching, Lifestyle

Why the gift of a Life Coach is the best present you can get this Christmas

December 3, 2019
We live in a time where the health and wellness industry is worth an astounding $4.2trillion (£3.5trillion), a colossal figure that reflects the scale of our desire to be well. Yet paradoxically and tragically mental health afflictions have never been so high. At any one time, a sixth of the population in England aged 16 to 64 have a mental health problem, according to statistics body NHS Digital. Whether it is family or friends, neighbours or work colleagues, the chances are high that we all know someone who is affected. And bearing in mind this figure leaves out less common conditions, this is only half the story.… Continue reading...
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The Godmother of Real Human Connection

November 25, 2019
As you’ll know if you’ve read the “About Me” section I am a huge Brené Brown fan. Brené’s research work on courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy shot into the mainstream after her infamous Ted Talk on The Power of Vulnerability. And this is how I had the fine fortune of discovering her too. She’s since done another Ted Talk on shame and she’s also the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and Dare to Lead. I recommend you read them ALL! Reading and watching the wisdom that comes from Godmother BB (as I affectionally refer to her) always leaves me feeling positive, powerful and much the wiser.… Continue reading...
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I am not your guru

November 25, 2019
TONY ROBBINS: I AM NOT YOUR GURU This feature documentary film gives access to internationally renowned life and business coach Tony Robbins, at his mammoth seminar “Date With Destiny,” attended by over 2,500 people in Boca Raton Florida. It powerfully and poignantly shows Tony’s masterful techniques and how they transform lives even when someone is at rock-bottom. Tony Robbins’ forthright uncompromising approach ensures that the attendees leave “Date With Destiny” with new perspective on the forces, thoughts, and feelings that motivate their behavior and help them take control of their lives to make the changes they need. Tony Robbins counsels over 200,000 people annually across the globe, including world leaders, pundits, entrepreneurs, CEOs, athletes and celebrities, through interviews and unprecedented access.… Continue reading...
Books, Food, Lifestyle, Mindfullness, Travel, Treats

Beach Retreat: A slow weekend in Cornwall

September 26, 2019
If you want to skip my memories of Cornwall (I can get a little carried away sometimes) and scroll straight to inspo for a nourishing and wholesome Cornish weekend please go right to paragraph 4! Above images curtesy of Visit Cornwall It can be easy to forgo Cornwall in favour of a firmer promise of sunshine from warmer climes but if you take a chance on Cornwall it will be in your heart forever. From as far back as I can remember and even before then every Summer since I was born started with the family trip to Rock – a village in North Cornwall on the north-eastern bank of the River Camel.… Continue reading...
Fitness & Wellness

My first Half Marathon Trail Race

September 25, 2019
September 1st was a fantastic first for me. Sensational bright sunshine and vibrant blue skies set the scene for my first half trail marathon at the majestic Sudeley Castle in the Cotswolds. I’d not specifically trained for a trail half and I wondered whether it would be the right choice (there was a 10k route option too) but having just come back from running epic trails in Whistler I felt prepared to give this half  Tough Runner (“it’s called tough for a reason” so we were told at the start line!) a try. And WOW! I am so glad I did!… Continue reading...
Fitness & Wellness, Travel

Tips for Trail Running in Whistler

September 9, 2019
It’d been exactly one year since I’d visited Whistler, BC and its best residents (my big sis and her family) and posted that Instagram pic running in a bin-liner in the pouring rain. Hey, when your first marathon is just a few weeks away and you have to get your miles in you do what you gotta do. (But just to clarify I do actually own a waterproof but had forgotten to pack it.) At any rate I remember Whistler’s valley trails very well – all 40KM of them – which I’d incorporated into my training runs with the longest pre marathon run reaching 19 miles.… Continue reading...
Fitness & Wellness, Travel

Making the most of the UK; a weekend hiking, running and swimming Snowdon

August 5, 2019
Sometimes the best things in life are right under your nose and you don’t even know it. I’ll be the first to admit that I can be quick to hop on a plane in hot pursuit of heat and sunshine. Sometimes a SOS to the sun is needed for my soul as well as my skin and sometimes I just want to be far away from the routine of every day. I want to immerse myself in a different world with different sights, smells, experiences, people and perceptions along with the higher temperatures. Yet, I think that in the past this has come at the expense of neglecting to make the most of the diversity and natural beauty of the United Kingdom.… Continue reading...
Fitness & Wellness, Travel

My memories of racing 10k through Jerusalem’s Ancient hills out NOW

August 5, 2019
Modern Woman’s birthday issue is now out so I can finally share the monumental memories I made running Jerusalem’s ancient streets for the 10km earlier this year. This was such a special trip for me full of rare sobering moments acknowledging all the history that makes Jerusalem so special. I wanted to pack in the highlights below but I think the most memorable thing of all was running up and down the hills in the heat for the 10km. It was an intense race (heart rate was up to 191!) but so rewarding with spectacular views of Jerusalem and its ancient treasures.… Continue reading...
Fitness & Wellness

Racing beyond the competition. Why it’s not always about being your fastest

July 24, 2019
Race noun A competition between runners, horses, vehicles, etc. to see which is the fastest in covering a set course. The word “race” automatically commands my attention. This four letter word immediately summons a situation in my mind which requires mental and physical peak performance and adequate prep time. Before I run a race a stress response is subconsciously provoked no mater how hard I consciously try to remain calm. This is actually, competitively speaking, a good thing since adrenalin can give you an edge and help you reach peak performance. It just feels nervy! When I’m standing in a start pen ready to race my heart is usually pounding and I can’t help but premonition the pain and challenge ahead.… Continue reading...