Last year my health plunged me over a cliff edge. Dizziness and vertigo held me in a vice like grip. I couldn’t work, I couldn’t drive. Some days I couldn’t look after my kids.

But, in a rather cack-handed way, my health also handed me a luxury. By stopping life in its tracks, it afforded me a luxury which had been sorely lacking in my life … time.

As I sat at home, willing my body to get better, I read, I listened to podcasts, I started learning and I set up this blog. It felt like I was slowly waking my brain out of a long slumber. I realised that the industry I had been working in wasn’t right for me, for my family or my health. Instead, with the support of my friends and family, I started considering new options.

I discovered this quote recently. “When you’re in a dark place, you think you’ve been buried, but you’ve actually been planted”.

It’s true for me. In those eight dark months of ill-health I figured out two things. I want to be a coach and I love to write about what I learn.

I’m hoping, as I train to become a coach and delve deep into the world of personal development, positive psychology, the secrets to being effective and the benefits of taking control of life, that this blog can offer some brain fuel to others along the way.



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