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The epigenetics of fear

Do we inherit fear? A recent study in Nature Neuroscience concludes that it is quite possible. Researchers taught male mice to fear the smell of cherry blossoms by associating the scent with...

The Portal

I recently finished a 6-week intensive personal development course for coaches called 'The Portal'. In the final session we did a visualisation exercise to step beyond 'The Portal'. Walking forwards,...

Stress Completion Cycle

Imagine you were chased by a tiger but luckily you managed to get away. All of that adrenaline would still be coursing through your veins. The original stressor has gone...

Fear-Less

Have you ever had an episode of sleep paralysis? When you move into consciousness before the REM cycle has finished. Essentially, you are awake but your body is still paralysed....

Microaggressions

Here's my latest article in Nature Careers 'Use microaffirmations and call out microaggressions to help others'. If it feels right to do so, I would very much appreciate it if you could...

When did you get so busy?

A few weeks ago, I talked about being bullied aged 13 at swim club. After it all came into the light, I moved from my local swim club to a...

Surprise gift

I couldn't finish International Coaching Week 2021 without a surprise gift 🎁 🔥 Coaching HOT SEAT 🔥 Do you want to join me for a 1-4 hot seat coaching session...

Who’s doing the bullying now?

Have you been bullied in the past? I certainly have. I used to swim with the local team and I was really good friends with one of the girls there…until...

How do you show up in a group?

I’ve recently signed onto a new group coaching programme and the first question was… ​ How do you show up in a group? Seems like a rather innocuous question to...

The pandemic set gender parity back 36 years

I’m in the middle of writing a brand-new workshop ‘Catalyst for Change: Fostering Allyship in Academia’ when I came across this statistic. The pandemic set gender parity back 36 years!...