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And out of chaos comes....

And out of chaos comes....
Our house is a bit chaotic at the moment – Steve and I are reorganising how we use our space, making room for new and revived interests and hobbies, clearing away things we no longer need or use and reorganising our office set-up.  It’ll be great when it’s all done,...
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Turning setbacks into success

Turning setbacks into success
Whatever your plans to reach your goals in life, there will be times when you go off course. The more challenging or long-term the goals, the more likely this is to happen.  The way you regard these times has a huge impact upon how successful you will be eventually.  Your...
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Is one of these three obstacles holding you back from the success you deserve?

Is one of these three obstacles holding you back from the success you deserve?
May is a fabulous month – summer is on its way and the flowers are already in bloom. Mind you, it seems to come around more quickly each year! How many of you are still on track with your New Year resolutions and plans for2017 (do you even remember them)?....
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Don't let failure put you off - use it for progress

Don't let failure put you off - use it for progress
How well do you handle those times when you slip back from a plan? For example, if you’ve been making healthy changes to your lifestyle and then find yourself slipping back into unhealthy habits, do you criticise yourself? Do you blame yourself and feel like a failure? Many people see...
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Learning to welcome criticism

Learning to welcome criticism
How do you handle criticism of your ambitions and plans? Does it upset you or make you feel hurt and defensive? What about if you actually valued it – how would that feel? Criticism can be very helpful to us. It can help us realise how much we really want...
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Two steps to begin your success

Two steps to begin your success
Do you ever wonder why you haven’t achieved a particular ambition or dream that you’ve had for a long time?  You’re certainly not alone if you have. Many people have long wanted to do something – whether connected with their career, their lifestyle or their health – and yet each...
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Is this the real fear that is holding you back?

Is this the real fear that is holding you back?
It’s common to see articles about how a fear of failure can hold people back from becoming as successful as they want to be. It seems to be a common theme in many articles, accompanied with advice on how to improve confidence or how to find more opportunities. Such articles...
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Stress is a mind and body experience

Stress is a mind and body experience
Some people are surprised when they hear of the overlap between my massage therapy work and Ann’s stress management work and yet each of us meets clients who can benefit from the other’s approach. The reason for this overlap is the body’s response to stress. The stress response prepares your...
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Enjoy a longer working life

Enjoy a longer working life
Nowadays it’s assumed that people will work until their late 60s and even early 70s. For some this will be because they choose to, for many it will be due to necessity. Some studies suggest that working for as long as possible can help keep people healthy. I suspect this...
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Simple ways you can definitely fit more exercise into your day

Simple ways you can definitely fit more exercise into your day
How often do you think “I’d do more exercise, if only I had time?”. I hear this a lot from people – friends, family, clients. Even myself at times in the past. I think it stems from a belief that exercise means a significant block of time (usually 30 minutes...
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Coaches need coaches too

Coaches need coaches too
It’s easy to imagine that a coach will be able to use self-motivation to achieve all of their own goals. After all, this goal-achieving stuff is our bread0and-butter, right? It’s the very air that we breathe, so surely we need no-one to give us a kick up the backside to...
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Anxiety in children

Anxiety in children
I read in the news recently that anxiety in children, particularly in teenage girls, is increasing significantly. Although saddened to read this, I wasn’t surprised as I do a lot of work with children to help them learn to manage, and then lose, anxieties which are affecting their lives –...
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