Just imagine this scene and let me know how it makes you feel.
It is a bright day, the warmth flowing through the window and you can smell your baking.
You have your day planned, you know what you are going to do. You have a busy yet fulfilling life and feel safe and secure.
You do things you love, you are able to spend time with family and friends without any worries about expectation.
You feel happy and safe.
Does this resonate with your life now? If not, drop me a message I can help you have the time you deserve.
Morning to you all.
Hope you have had a good week. I admit this week has been a challenge, that is why there has been a lack of posts. Chronic illness can impact you on a completely different level some days. But I’m nearly back to my usual self.
So, a question for you all?
How do you like to get creative? How does it feel?
Maybe you can share an example for all of us, there is no embarrassment or judgement here.
Music and Me
Most people can recall some music from their childhood and for me music was a very strong influencer in my life. My Dad loved music and was a singer in his younger years and I have memories of sitting there listening to The Who with him, my Mum loves music too and it was a family tradition to play music on a Sunday afternoon.
My first formal training in music was in my early teens where I learned the flute initially at Secondary School, this then changed to me learning the alto saxophone later on – which I succeeded with and became an accomplished musician gaining my qualifications and winning awards. You will see in my novels that I have had an on and off relationship with music but it has always been there. I remember my Dad often say “music will bite you again in the future” and it did.
I have started playing again and it is wonderful. Performing makes me feel like a centrifuge of activity that wants to explode, learning a new song is like falling in love and the warmth that it gives you.
What are your creative hobbies and how do they make you feel?
I use music often in my coaching as it is a way of determining your mindset and allowing free flowing thoughts to come about for you to grow. I really feel I have accomplished something when someone’s music changes over the sessions.
In the near future I am running a course that will encompass this and allow you to express yourself as a creative – if you would like further information please like this post.
Inspirational Women #Internationalwomensday
I’m buzzing, tired, happy and feeling relieved. I’ve been to #HERConference19 at Norwich and despite feeling rubbish I still went and loved it.
I listened to some amazing stories, met lots of new people and it has made me realise my reach with my novel and business.
Networking with women who are your wavelength and you will feel fantastic.
Who is your inspirational woman? Mine is my Mum – who has been my rock and my best friend.
Let me know below.
As a person who acquired soggy loss in my late twenties I have found getting into employment or education hard work.
But, since stepping out and becoming self employed I’ve been able to grown and be myself. However, I’m still facing victimisation through the Department for Work and Pensions through its Access to Work Scheme and the Disability Confident Scheme. These are not working across the board and there are pockets of good practice and these need to be shared.
We need change, awareness, campaigning. Disabled people should be valued in society. Any managers or HR staff reading this – open your eyes and take a chance.
A Return to Being Me
We all block out things and interest due to painful connections to the past. And even as a coach I’m not immune to this – I’m still working at me.
After a coaching session this week, I was encouraged to do something I loved for 15 minutes a day, something I have being doing which has made me feel wonderful and full of energy.
One thing I love is nusic specifically performing. However, due to lack of confidence and these negative connections I gave up playing a long time ago. Until today. 💥
When I got my alto saxophone out, she shone like a bright, golden star. I felt the symbiotic relationship between us blossom again. My hands positioned instantly as muscle memory kicked in.
I took a breath and began to warm her up and played. It wasn’t perfect but I let out my siren call. I took that step out of my comfort zone and something changed inside of me.
Something beautiful is coming.😍
Sailing and learning to trust the process.
If you can remember learning to walk you are fortunate, but I want you to sit there for a moment and think of something you have learned that has challenged you.
Keep it in your mind and replay the steps, what becomes apparent to you? After a while come back to the present.
Learning a new skill is hard but worthwhile, remember that we all see things differently and what may be easy for some, it could be difficult for another.
For me, sailing was like that and has other challenges like learning where which halyard is and where goes where. But I learnt to trust the process and become present to it.
So, if you are learning a new skill be aware of how much you achieve and note how far you have come. Learning to trust yourself is a difficult task and as a coach I can help you with that.
Visualise the end goal and be aware of how it feels, looks, smells and write it down. Manifestation is a wonderful thing to trust in.
As always, you can always message me.
Good evening to you all.
We have a 1 in 4 chance of suffering from mental health issues throughout our life and yet there is still the stigma and confusion around it; am I mental? Am I sane? Do I need to be institutionalised?
There are many causes of depression and anxiety but there is no wrong or right way to treat it. Medication can really help, I see it as you are stuck in a hole in the ground and the medication gives you the materials of a ladder to get you out of there but you still have to do the work. That is when therapy can help, it can be difficult to find what works for you.
Yet, there is a lot of peer support out there. When I first experienced mental health issues there wasn’t much out there for me but I was to find that the internet was great at offering me this peer led support. This level of support allows you to be aware of others that are in a similar condition and develop better strategies of dealing with things.
You are more than your diagnosis and it does not define you as a person. It may influence how your version of the world looks and how others look at you but being honest and open about your experiences not only helps others it helps you grow as a person.
That’s why I am writing my memoirs and I hope to share my insights with you and help you realise you are not alone. I experienced bullying and other trauma during my teenage years that impacted me as a person and those experiences morphed my view of the world leading to some quite poor strategies that did not help. By writing my story it helped me heal and grow.
If you require any support do not hesitate to reach out for help. There is lots of support out there, reach out to someone you trust and tell them how you feel. If you are a concerned family member, don’t be afraid of asking how someone is; this can be a big relief, the person may not respond immediately but they will know that you are there for them.
This is me, my business is my story and my coaching means you can recreate yours. Lots of exciting things happening in the near future and cannot wait to share it with you.
My first novel published.
12 Step Visually Empowered Programme
Resilience Course for Businesses
Who’s up for coming on a road trip?
Good Evening. Some businesses are struggling and finding it hard to manage with twenty-first century issues that include a turbulent political environment.
A good think to do regularly is a SWOT analysis, I hope that many of you have heard and use this. But here us brief overview;
As your business coach I can help you look at these and offer you the option to develop goals and strategies that will enhance your business.
Why not speak to me about your business and let me help you to thrive in 2019.