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Life Coaching, Mindfullness

How to optimise any circumstance: Wisdom from the Buddhists

November 16, 2020
The  challenges of 2020 have been profound and unprecedented.  I know and am extremely grateful for how fortunate I’ve been to remain well and safe with a secure income this year yet, even so, there are times when the uninvited upheaval to every-day normality has taken a toll.  When I fled London nearly two weeks ago to take refuge for lockdown II, I warmly remembered some wisdom from the Buddhists which brought powerful, positive and productive perspective for the weeks ahead. The wisdom comes in the following metaphor. The Buddhists say that any time we suffer misfortune, two arrows fly our way.… Continue reading...
BLOG, Life Coaching

Lonely at the top? You may need to get back to basics

November 5, 2020
Simply put, I coach my clients on the parts of their personal and professional lives in which they want to experience –not just improvements – but real fulfilment and optimisation. This can be anything from career, personal growth & self-actualisation, relationships, money and health (physical and mental fitness). Many of my clients embark on their uniquely tailored one-to-one coaching programme with me focused on excelling in their career and personal growth. Some are CEO’s of large corporations and want to improve and develop their communication and leadership skills, some are entrepreneurs and want to gain awareness and key insights on how they can improve their impact, efficiency and productivity.… Continue reading...
Fitness & Wellness

the wizardry of routine

April 7, 2020
Do you have a daily routine? If so, do you keep to it? And whether you do or you don’t (have one) do you fully understand the benefits of having one? I didn’t. Well at least not fully. For so long I’d heard countless masterminds credit routine as the root of their successes. Tim Ferris – an American entrepreneur, author, and podcaster – even wrote a book “Tools for Titans” about his optimal tried and tested five-step morning routine. Mornings matter to Ferriss because “if you win the morning, you win the day,” he writes. And he’s not wrong. However, contrary to Ferris’s research and book writing I’d just previously (before becoming an executive transformational coach) cherry-picked some of the best habits I thought would benefit me and my day.… Continue reading...
Fitness & Wellness, Lifestyle, Mindfullness

the life-changing magic of expansive thinking and believing in a better future

March 31, 2020
It was the first major knock in my life that truly taught me how to handle life’s challenges with an open mind, a hunger for a better future and a positive outlook and I’ve been continuing to develop these skills ever since. The first deep pain I experienced showed me how to be resilient, patient, understanding, accepting, compassionate and how to broaden my perspective and seek out the opportunities to grow. This first hit was a god awful time but it made me realise that to live life to the full and to reach your full potential you have to think and adapt your behaviour to get the best outcome.… 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...
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...
Health

Biohacking with CBD lozenges

June 28, 2019
You know those bright, brilliant moments in life where your energy is soaring and your mind and body are firing on all cylinders? Thoughts come quickly and clearly and physical movement happens almost effortlessly. You feel free, unshackled from any of life’s resistances and like you can conquer anything. I frickin love this feeling. Mental and physical effort feels pleasurable. There is momentum behind me and a surge of motivation and purpose. According to positive psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, what we experience in these moments is known as flow state, defined as an “optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and perform our best.”… Continue reading...
Fitness & Wellness

Soul Cycle has landed in London – am I soul’d?

June 11, 2019
As a runner, I’ve learnt the value of cross-training to assist in building cardio and strength, reducing impact, engaging and mobilising multiple muscle groups, and keeping flexible and injury-free. Cycling is a great way of covering many basis, yet somehow, the spin classes in London have never really done it for me. I’d always get a bit bored and think it was a bit gimmicky with the rather crazy 1980’s disco-style movements that remind me of someone having a panic attack. “What I’m looking for from a workout are results”, I’d think whilst begrudgingly shifting forwards, sideways, up, back and down on the bike trying to keep up with the bat-sh** bonkers moves whilst wondering when the class would be over so I could go and do a more focused, performance-driven workout.… Continue reading...
Health

The poigniant story of how cancer fighting recipe and wellness app wholesome world was born

March 1, 2019
This is a story of an incredibly strong and brave young woman who transformed tremendous loss into an opportunity to help hundreds and thousands of others beat cancer and live healthy lives. Freyja Hanstein, 31, lost her husband to abdominal synovial Sarcoma cancer in 2014 just one month after their wedding. Mercilessly, 10 months later Freyja was diagnosed with a grade III/IV Oligodendroglioma cytoma brain tumour. Despite the odds Freyja beat the cancer and has now launched Wholesome World, a healthy lifestyle app featuring cancer-fighting recipes, treatment options, support groups, products and services and wellness tips. The app’s healthy recipes and wellness tips make it applicable for everyone to use and get inspired to live a healthy lifestyle.… Continue reading...