Your mountain of value…

“I’m really good at mentoring colleagues at work. I can see with precision all their strengths and weaknesses and advise them. Why then do I have so much trouble doing…

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It’s all just Prom

My children have well and truly been bitten by the swimming bug. I spent just one session as a spectator hot and uncomfortable, sat next to another mum who was…

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Everything is figureoutable

Have you ever had one of those mornings when everything seems to go wrong? Last Sunday I thought I was winning at life before I even got out of bed, waking…

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What a week!

Firstly, a huge heartfelt thank you to everyone who went out of their way to support the launch of my first book last week. I had so many lovely emails…

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Your best days are ahead…

A couple of weeks ago, I sat in the school hall with Oscar listening to his new high school headteacher talk through the logistics of starting in September. Apart from…

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Rest-Recover-Action Cycles

It’s been a little while since my last Coffee & Notes, in the interim I’ve had a 40th birthday celebrations in Ibiza with three of my oldest friends from school.…

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Brag Baby

She called me over to the front of the room, handed me the clicker and said, “I need you to take over. Read this slide and take them through the…

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The Backpack of Holes

There are things that happen in our lives which we don’t have control over. Unfortunately loved ones die, miscarriages do happen, people are bullied, restructures and redundancy, parents get sick… These (and…

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Up-Levelling

I had been going three mornings a week public swimming, rhythmically, diligently, for 12-months. The mantra of, “check in with yourself before you check in with the world” floating around…

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The Allure of Unjust Justifications

Justifications keep us stuck in a mental loop of unfulfilled wishes, unmet desires, dashed hopes and dreams. Even when people are unhappy and dissatisfied in their careers, reasons to remain…

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