category: Your Self-Belief Map

we are the village :: the five foundations of children’s self-esteem

March 03, 2018

Zora, being spectacular, by her fiercely loving Mama, Rida for #mycourageousselfie Do you remember ever feeling like this? I have so many memories of New Zealand sunshine and riding my red Raleigh 20 down to the beach. Roller skating featured heavily. And getting off the bus one stop early to spend hours at the library after […]

on starting (to write an actual book)

January 30, 2018

We have lickety-split fibre-optic broadband. However, due to 125-year-old unfathomably thick walls, the wi-fi signal within our Old Lady house is awful. Especially in my office. In early January, I received an almost £100 bill for my mobile data charges for the three weeks since we moved, and a lightbulb went off in my brain. […]

reclaiming bossy

September 19, 2017

Usually, there is a word. Some phrase or sentence that when uttered, has the power to leave us feeling small and powerless. Diminished. Childlike. I wonder what is it for you? For me, that word is bossy. I have a vivid memory of being eight years old and being called a ‘bossy little girl’ by […]

have we reached Peak Inspirational Quote?

July 12, 2017

This post is an extract from my latest Notes from the Path newsletter. _______ It took me a long time to be able to say ‘I’m a Coach’ out loud, without inwardly cringing. Even though I believe deeply in coaching, and completely respect its place on the spectrum of human wellbeing, this work has a […]

five diets ALL women should be on!

June 28, 2017

1. The Apologising Diet Do you apologise when you bump into pieces of furniture? Do you have a verbal tic of starting every sentence with ‘Sorry…’. This one’s for you! Who are you apologising to? What are you apologising for? If there is nothing requiring your sorry, you can safely ban the entire ‘unnecessary penance’ food […]

solstice dreaming

June 21, 2017

I spent yesterday in a floaty muumuu frock and nothing else. It was about a billion degrees. I had four glorious coaching sessions, two short naps and drank 5 bottles of fizzy water. The house was covered in grumpy furry beings. And today is supposed to be hotter. So that’s excellent news. We are at the […]