December 2020 – THE END OF A CRAZY YEAR!

For me personally it has been a year of many challenges and at the same time it has been a year of many important realisations and reflections. Professionally I have been privileged to be able to support thousands of people with webinars and keynote presentations – a privilege I haven’t taken lightly. At times it […]

TIME FOR MORE THAN A CLOCK CHANGE

What a year it’s been and yesterday the clocks went back.  I ended my week with a flurry of radio interviews about the clock change and how it’s likely to affect us.  To be honest, I’ve never thought the 1hr change to be a big deal; as human beings we’re adaptable and we need to […]

CHOOSING TO THRIVE

Whilst out on my early morning bike ride, I couldn’t help admiring the lush greenery all around me and thinking about ‘Thriving’.   Recently quite a few people have said to me ‘How are you surviving all of this?’ and I’ve been thinking a lot about this.  You see, when we’re merely surviving, we feel anxious […]

BOUNCING BACK FROM TOUGH STUFF

Wow it’s been tough recently!  How are you feeling? I’ve observed the waves of the emotional rollercoaster and immersed myself in it too  – fear and dread, then worry and anxiety, sadness, grief and loneliness.  But there have also been moments of peace, joy and even hope.  It’s been hard and we’ve all had to […]

FEELING SAFE (and Sleeping Deeply)

How are you feeling as we prepare to emerge from lockdown? During this challenging time, I have supported a great number of people with my webinars, podcasts and media interviews and I’ve noticed that we’ve gone through various waves of feelings and emotions – fear, anxiety, grief, dread, hopelessness and loneliness.  Recently there’s been a lot of anger and frustration.  And […]

SURFING THE EMOTIONAL WAVES & SLEEPING DEEPLY

We’re now several weeks into the pandemic and lockdown and how are you feeling?  It’s been an emotional rollercoaster for sure – sometimes feeling happy and peaceful and at other times, feeling overwhelmed and heavy.  And many people are noticing that it’s affecting their sleep.  Do watch this 2 minute clip to see what I’ll be […]

EMBRACING UNCERTAINTY

There’s no doubt that each one of us has been facing unprecedented times that challenge us on every level – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.   So how do we stay steady in the face of all of this change, uncertainty and fear? In this FREE 60 minute webinar on Wednesday 29th April at 12pm […]

FEELING SAFE & SLEEPING DEEPLY IN CRAZY TIMES

There’s no doubt that we’re all going through a challenging time at the moment.  I’m an optimist but I can’t dress this up any other way. Now, more than ever before, we need to be able to do that thing that nature has designed us to spend a third of our life doing – sleeping […]

LOVE YOURSELF TO SLEEP

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and whether or not you celebrate, a reflection on love might offer some unexpected benefits in relation to your sleep. Before you press the ‘unsubscribe’ button let me explain.  In my last blog I wrote about bruxism or teeth grinding and explained that this symptom is often experienced by extreme perfectionists […]

GRINDING YOUR TEETH AT NIGHT?

Years ago, I gave a presentation on stress at a conference for dentists in Grimsby. During the session, I mentioned tooth grinding or bruxism. One of the dentists ‘kindly’ raised his hand and said ‘You do know you grind your teeth, don’t you?’ I was silently outraged ‘I’m a stress management expert here and I’m […]